Based on E.L. Doctorow’s celebrated novel, this epic Tony-winning musical depicts three families striving for the American dream at the turn of the 20th century. As the country balances on the cusp of social change, the lives of a wealthy white family, a daring Harlem musician and a determined Jewish immigrant intersect—and their fates are inextricably bound and profoundly changed. With an expansive musical score, striking relevancy and a who’s who of 20th-century historical characters, "Ragtime" confronts both the unbridled optimism and the stark reality of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Peter Flynn ("1776," "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") directs an all-star D.C. cast including Kevin McAllister, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton and Jonathan Atkinson.

Presented by Ford's Theatre Society

Show Type
Running Time
165 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $73

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-347-3858

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 03/10/2017 - 05/20/2017
Sunday ---
Monday 7:30pm--
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 7:30pm--
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 03/10/2017 - 7:30pm Free First Preview

Extra Performances

  • 03/17/2017 - 12:00pm
  • 03/24/2017 - 12:00pm
  • 03/25/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 03/31/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/01/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/07/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/15/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/21/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/22/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/28/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 04/29/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 05/12/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 05/19/2017 - 12:00pm
  • 05/20/2017 - 2:00pm
  • 05/17/2017 - 2:00pm

Dark Days

  • 05/15/2017 - 7:30pm

Sold Out Performances

  • 03/15/2017 - 7:00pm
  • 03/10/2017 - 7:30pm


  • 03/30/2017 - 7:30pm


  • 04/04/2017 - 7:30pm
  • 05/13/2017 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 05/06/2017 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Jonathan Atkinson Tateh
Kevin McAllister Coalhouse Walker Jr.
Tracy L Olivera Mother
Christopher Bloch Grandfather/JP Morgan
Felicia Curry Sarah's Friend
Rayanne Gonzales Emma Goldman
James Konicek Father
Gregory Maheu Younger Brother
Justine Moral Evelyn Nesbit
Christopher Mueller Houdini
Nova Y. Payton Sarah
Jefferson A Russell Booker T. Washington
Stephen F Schmidt Stanford White/Adm. Peary
John Leslie Wolfe Henry Ford
Elan Zafir Harry K. Thaw/ Willie Conklin
Henry Baratz Little Boy
Holden Browne Little Boy
Dulcie Pham Little Girl
Maria Egler Ensemble
Eben Logan Ensemble
Sean-Maurice Lynch Ensemble
Ines Nassara Ensemble
Karen Vincent Ensemble
Rayshun LaMarr Purefoy Ensemble
Tobias Young Ensemble
Kylee Geraci Little Girl
Production Personnel
Peter Flynn
Costume Designer
Wade Laboissonniere
Set Designer
Milagros Ponce de Leon
Sound Designer
David Budries
Michael Bobbitt
Musical Director
Christopher Youstra
Lighting Designer
Rui Rita
Stephen Flaherty
Book Writer
Terrance McNally
Lynn Ahrens
Projections/Media Designer
Clint Allen


Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • Metro Center (Blue/Orange/Red Lines)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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"Ragtime" Director Peter Flynn discusses the production