Ragtime Opens On Broadway As A Visual Disappointment But Impressive Full Orchestra And Talented Cast With Soaring Ballads

Critics Impressed By Full Orchestra And Talented Cast Of "Ragtime"

Ragtime Broadway Show

The lives of a New Rochelle family, a ragtime pianist, and his girlfriend, and a Latvian immigrant and his daughter all collide in this adaptation of E.L. Doctorow's novel about the beginning of 20th century America.

Although it is not quite as visually impressive as the handsome original Broadway production, this revival of the epic American musical sounds every bit as beautiful, with a full orchestra and an excellent cast realizing Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' gorgeous score full of soaring ballads and syncopated rhythms.