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Broadway Box Office
Props to our own Queen City on the Sound for the special supporting role it plays in the powerful new revival of the Broadway musical Ragtime. New Rochelle, where author E.L. Doctorow who wrote Ragtime used to live, is featured prominently as the hometown of the well-heeled Protestant family around whom much of the story revolves. Indeed, the first line uttered in the play—“In 1902, Father built a house at the crest of the Broadview Avenue hill in New Rochelle, New York”—gives a nice big shout out to the city. But this four-time Tony Award winner (from its run in 1998) has plenty to recommend it in addition to lots of local flavor, including a stunning Stephen Flaherty score. Catch it at the Neil Simon Theatre.
// Laurie Yarnell