"Ragtime" will end Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) - The sweet, syncopated sounds of "Ragtime" will
fall silent Sunday on Broadway.

Producer Kevin McCollum says the $8 million musical will close
after a disappointing run of less than two months at the Neil Simon

The ambitious revival opened Nov. 15 to generally positive
notices but never took off at the box office. "Ragtime" was
adapted from E.L. Doctorow's epic novel of early 20th century

The musical has a book by Terrence McNally and a score by Lynn
Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It was first seen on Broadway in 1998.
The current production originated last spring at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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