Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Ragtime is a tapestry of New York area life in the first decades of the twentieth century. People from radically different walks of life - an African-American family, a Jewish immigrant family, and a wealthy suburban WASP family - see their lives intersect in the aftermath of a crime, with unexpectedly emotional results.
Original Broadway production (1998)
Ragtime: the Musical Lyrics