08/12/1996 "Ragtime" has its world premiere in Toronto
Ragtime (1998 Original Broadway Cast) - Tony Awards
Brian Stokes Mitchell & The Cast Of Ragtime - "Gettin' Ready Rag" (1997) - MDA Telethon
Ragtime is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, upper-class suburbanites, and Eastern European immigrants.