Ragtime is Tharp's second collaboration with director Miloš Foreman. Shot on location in London and New York State, the film is based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel of the same name. The dance sequences in Ragtime are more understated than those in Hair, which was originally a Broadway musical. Tharp referenced dance films of Vernon and Irene Castle and the late Victorian Era in preparation for the production.


Two brief excerpts: Elizabeth McGovern and partner in the opening credits; Donald O'Connor with chorus dancers.
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Music Program:

Score composed and conducted by Randy Newman
Released by Rhino Records

1. Main Title
2. Newsreel
3. I Could Love a Million Girls
4. Train Ride
5. Tateh's Picture Book
6. Lower East Side
7. Delmonico Polka
8. Coalhouse and Sarah
9. Waltz for Evelyn
10. One More Hour
11. Sarah's Responsibility
12. Change Your Way
13. Clef Club No. 1
14. Atlantic City
15. Clef Club No. 2
16. Sarah's Funeral
17. Denouement / Morgan Library Takeover / Rhinelander Waldo / Coalhouse's Prayer
18. Ragtime
19. Ragtime Theme

Audio Sample: 

Ragtime Theme
By Randy Newman