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Bringing ‘Ragtime’ Back To The Houston Stage

Tony Award-nominated director Marcia Milgrom Dodge discusses bringing her revival of Ragtime to Houston.

Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars presents a revival of Ragtime through April 28 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.


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In 2009, Marcia Milgrom Dodge directed the Kennedy Center's revival of Ragtime, the classic musical about immigrant families in the early twentieth century and their struggle for the American Dream.

The production went on to Broadway where it earned seven Tony Award nominations, including one for Dodge for best director of a musical.

Ernie Manouse with Marcia Milgrom Dodge, who was nominated as a director for a Tony Award in 2009 for her revival of Ragtime, which she’s bringing to Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars.

Now, she's directing Ragtime for Houston's Theatre Under the Stars, which runs through April 28 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

In the audio above, Houston Public Media's Ernie Manouse talks with her about the show and how the characters have evolved in her mind ten years after directing them for Broadway.