Kelli O'Hara Joins 'Ragtime' Benefit Concert


Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara is set the role of Mother in the upcoming benefit concert of Ragtime.

Previously announced, original cast members from the 1998 Broadway production of Ragtime, Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell, will reunite for this one-night only musical concert to benefit The Actors Fund.

The event is dedicated to the memory of the late Marin Mazzie, who originated the role of Mother. It will be held at the Minskoff Theatre on April 27.

"We're thrilled to have Kelli O'Hara join us as Mother for this monumental performance. Her close friendship with Marin makes it all the more special as we celebrate this evening in Marin's memory," said Actors Fund CEO Joe Benincasa in a statement.

O'Hara was most recently seen as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in Kiss Me, Kate - a performance in which she snagged a Tony Award nomination.

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