Mainstage—Ragtime!: Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and Book by Terrence McNally

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August 2
through August 28

"[...] glorious in every way possible."

"[...] a must see."

"[...] a marvel of small-scale, high-quality musical storytelling"

"Every so often, a play comes along that makes you realize that what you are witnessing is nothing
less than a piece of theatrical history. These are the magical shows that define generations
and speak to social constructs that strike at the core of the soul and the nation. Productions
like this are few and far between, and, though rare, are the ones talked about for years to come."



 Rediscover America with Ragtime, the epic musical adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s classic novel that captures the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. The worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine in this sweeping musical about America’s Golden Age when our nation was mixing, boiling, and changing. Will Pomerantz, Bay Street Theater’s Associate Artistic Director, will bring together the team with which he created Bay Street’s extraordinary production of Evita to create a visionary new production of this Tony Award-winning contemporary classic to the East End.

Music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Will Pomerantz

*Ragtime may be considered unsuitable for younger audiences. This presentation contains depictions of violence and gunfire, and the use of racial slurs.


The 2022 Mainstage Season is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; New York State through the generosity of Assemblyman Fred Thiele and State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle; Town of Southampton; The Shubert Foundation; Suffolk County Office of Film & Cultural Affairs; fully or partially funded by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning; AARP Long Island; Adam Miller Group; Advantage Title; Air Hamptons; Baron’s Cove; Bartlett Tree Experts; CeeJack Team of Compass Real Estate; Corcoran; Dayton, Ritz & Osborne Insurance; DIME; East End Awning; East End Tick & Mosquito Control; First Coastal; Fisher Signs & Shirts; Greg D’Angelo; Grenning Gallery; Harbor Pets; Hollander Design Landscape Architects; Jane Holden; BHS; Maggio Environmental Services; Mala Sander + Team; National Grid; North American Air Charter; Northwell Health; Peconic Bay Medical Center; Propane Depot; PSEG Long Island; REVCO Lighting; Sag Harbor Books; Six Sigma Auto Group; SOTHEBY’S; Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; The Awning Company; The Wharf Shop; Twin Forks Pest Control; Unlimited Earth Care; Weber & Grahn; and Weill Cornell Medicine.