Hollywood ragtime sweetie Janet Klein sings a 1920s Tin Pan Alley tragedy -- tailor Izzy Cohen visits Honolulu, falls in love with the hula hotties, and writes wife Becky that he won't be back no more.
Hollywood ragtime sweetie Janet Klein sings Irving Berlin's "Cohen Owes Me Ninety-Seven Dollars" at the Tin Pan Alley show during the Annual West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento last November (2007)
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In "Ragtime," the part of Tateh, a widowed, immigrant Jew who comes to New York with a young daughter in tow, is in many ways a role that is especially close to the heart of actor John Rubinstein.
After the countless ads, fluff pieces and an advance press packet thick enough to choke a horse, the question hung in the celebrity-studded lobby of the Shubert Theatre last Sunday evening: Could "Ragtime" pull it off?