Before it was a Flaherty/Ahrens/McNally musical, Ragtime was a Miloš Forman movie.
And before that, it was a novel by E.L. Doctorow.
And before that, some of the characters were real people.
And before that, some of those real people were real babies.
We don't go back that far.
Featured recordings: Ragtime - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)
Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? February's episode features Lauren Halvorsen (The Wild Party) and Kenny Neal (Starlight Express) talking about Bugsy Malone (1976) which is like the Little Rascals doing GoodFellas to the Xanadu soundtrack.