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'Ragtime' cakewalks into Las Vegas for a limited run in October

'Ragtime' cakewalks into Las Vegas for a limited run in October
"Ragtime" swings through Las Vegas; the 2009 Broadway revival version of the musical is being staged. (The Smith Center for the Performing Arts)

Marches, gospel tunes, cakewalks and great piano music come together when "Ragtime — The Musical" goes on tour and stops at Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts from Oct. 27-Nov. 1.

The musical that won two Tony Awards for best book and best musical score takes place at the turn of the century, telling the tale of three New York City families from different worlds that intertwine throughout the show. Celebrities of the era such as Harry Houdini, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan all make an appearance.

The show's score includes songs such as "Wheels of a Dream," "Back to Before" and the title song, "Ragtime."
 
The musical was based on E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel, which won the National Book Critics Circle award and sold 4.5 million copies. The original film debuted in 1981 and a Broadway musical launched in 1998. 

The original 1998 production ran on Broadway for 834 performances. A 2009 Broadway revival of "Ragtime" is now on tour throughout North America.

Tickets start at $29 and go on sale on Sept. 4.

Tickets: The Smith Center box office, (702) 749-2000

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