Original cast members from the 1998 Broadway production of Ragtime, Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell, will reunite for a one-night only musical concert to benefit The Actors Fund.
The event, scheduled for April 27, 2020 at the Minskoff Theatre, will be dedicated to Tony-nominated original star Marin Mazzie, who passed away last fall. Further casting will be announced and tickets will go on sale at a later date. All proceeds from this one-night only benefit concert will support The Actors Fund.
“Our community was heartbroken at the loss of one of Broadway’s great stars, my good friend and original Ragtime cast member Marin Mazzie,” said Actors Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell. “Marin’s courage and grace inspired everyone who knew her as well as her countless fans and generations of theater professionals. She was a true original and our cast, creative team and The Actors Fund are proud to dedicate this evening to her memory.” Mazzie received one of three Tony Award- nominations for her portrayal of “Mother” in the original 1998 production.
The night will be Directed by Stafford Arima, with David Loud as Music Supervisor and James Moore as Music Director and Conductor. On the original Broadway production, Arima served as Associate Resident Director, Loud as Musical Director and Conductor, and Moore as Associate Conductor.