Cherry Hill East’s controversial Ragtime wins national theater award

March 16, 2017

By Staff

Broadway has the Tony Awards. Hollywood has the Oscars. Cherry Hill High School East now has its own special theater honor.

After a production of the musical Ragtime Thursday afternoon, with some audience members affiliated with the Broadway production, the cast and crew were presented with a “Courage in Theatre” award for its performance of the play that was nearly cancelled in January after controversy erupted over the use of the N-word.

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