Writers: Terrence McNally Lynn Ahrens Stephen Flaherty


*before song when it is a dance number, *before character name that only dances in a song that is sung by other characters

Act I

  • Prologue: Ragtime – Company
  • Goodbye, My Love – Mother
  • Journey On – Father, Mother, and Tateh
  • The Crime of the Century – Evelyn Nesbit and Company
  • What Kind of Woman – Mother, Kathleen, Little Boy, Younger Brother
  • A Shtetl iz Amereke – Immigrants
  • Success – Tateh, J.P. Morgan, Harry Houdini, Emma Goldman, and Company
  • His Name Was Coalhouse Walker –Coalhouse and Company
  • Gettin' Ready Rag – Coalhouse and Company
  • Henry Ford - Henry Ford and Company (this song was cut from the 2009 revival)
  • Nothing Like the City – Mother, Edgar, Tateh, and Little Girl
  • Your Daddy's Son – Sarah
  • The Courtship – Mother, Younger Brother, Grandfather, Brigit, and Company
  • New Music – Father, Mother, Younger Brother, Coalhouse, Sarah, and Company
  • Wheels of a Dream – Coalhouse and Sarah
  • The Night that Goldman Spoke at Union Square - Younger Brother, Emma Goldman, and Company (this song was cut from the 2009 revival)
  • Gliding – Tateh
  • The Trashing of the Car – Orchestra
  • Justice – Coalhouse and Company
  • President – Sarah
  • Till We Reach That Day – Sarah's Friend and Company

Act Two

  • Entr'acte – Orchestra
  • Harry Houdini, Master Escapist – Harry Houdini and Edgar
  • Coalhouse's Soliloquy – Coalhouse
  • Coalhouse Demands – Coalhouse, Booker T. Washington, and Company
  • What a Game – Father, Edgar, and Men
  • Fire in the City – Orchestra
  • New Music (Reprise) – Father
  • Buffalo Nickel Photoplay, Inc. – Tateh
  • Our Children – Mother and Tateh
  • Harlem Nightclub – Orchestra
  • Sarah Brown Eyes – Coalhouse and Sarah
  • Back to Before – Mother
  • Look What You've Done – Booker T. Washington and Company
  • Make Them Hear You – Coalhouse
  • Epilogue: Ragtime / Wheels of a Dream (reprise) – Company

A song with an asterisk (*) before the title indicates a dance number; a character listed in a song with an asterisk (*) by the character's name indicates that the character exclusively serves as a dancer in this song, which is sung by other characters.

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