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Newsflash: Opening of Ragtime Delayed Due to Illness

Ragtime, Denver, Theatre, Theater, Musical, Arvada CenterToday the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities issued
a statement to announce the opening of the Tony Award winning musical Ragtime willbe postponed until Wednesday evening at 7:30pm. Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry received word late Monday that lead actor Jamal Lee Harris was diagnosed with a throat condition that will require
vocal rest until he is medically released later in the week. Tyrone Robinson will take the stage in the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr., until Harris is cleared to return.

“The safety and health of our actors is always a primary concern at the
Arvada Center.” stated Lansberry who is also the show’s Director, “We
need 24 hours to restage the show and will be ready to present the same
high quality production that our audiences have come to expect.”
Lansberry also went on to say, “Audience response through the past
week’s previews has been strong.” and he expects, “Everyone will have
the same positive experience when seeing Ragtime through the rest of the

“We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause some of our patrons.”
said Gene Sobczak Executive Director, “We know our audiences will
understand and can look forward to seeing a wonderful show.”

Patrons holding tickets for the Tuesday evening and Wednesday matinee
performances will be re-seated at other performances before the show
closes on October 2. For ticketing information, please call the box
office at 720-898-7200.



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