Actors’ Playhouse sets cast for ambitious ‘Ragtime’

December 19, 2014 8:45 PM

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Actors’ Playhouse sets cast for ambitious ‘Ragtime’

Actors’ Playhouse takes on at least one monster-sized musical each season, and for 2014-15, that production is the Tony Award-winning Ragtime. Running Jan. 28-Feb. 22, the show by composer Stephen Flaherty, lyricist Lynn Ahrens and book writer Terrence McNally — based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow — intertwines the stories of an upper class white family, a black couple and a Jewish immigrant in early 20th century New York.

Director David Arisco has just finalized the large cast for the musical, which mixes invented and historical characters. Starring as the suburban couple are Melissa Minyard as Mother and Mark Sanders as Father. Two-time Carbonell Award winner Tally Sessions returns to Actors’ Playhouse to play the i...

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