Goodspeed Musicals Presents an Exclusive Preview of "Rags," an American Musical with a ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie.
Welcome to the new world! Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for lost family and a sense of home as the 20th-century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism, and hope.
A ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie colors a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past. Celebrate our rich roots in Goodspeed’s new adaptation of a neglected masterpiece of the musical theatre.
Book by Joseph Stein | Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
New Adaptation by David Thompson
For over 30 years, The Norma Terris Theatre has been Goodspeed’s home for developing fresh, innovative, and original new musicals that have then moved on to New York and other theatres. Because it is a developmental theatre, audience reaction and feedback can cause the show to change on a day-to-day basis. New scenes are added, songs are moved, costumes are changed, and the dialogue is tweaked.