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This edition: Production: "Ragtime" (Spring 1998)

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 30, 1998.

In this episode, the production team from “Ragtime” gathers around Ted Chapin, President of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Corporation, who acts as the moderator of the discussion. Layer by layer, the creation of this musical is unfolded through accounts of inspiration from its beginning as a novel to the hard work, as well as dedication, from the members of the panel. The panel makes comparisons between the film and the musical.

Guest List

Lynn Ahrens Lyricist

Theodore Chapin Moderator

Garth Drabinsky Producer

Stephen Flaherty Composer

Frank Galati Director

Terrence McNally Playwright

Jon Wilner General Manager