Ramin Karimloo, Laura Benanti, Andy Mientus, Joshua Henry & More Will Visit the Old Red Hills of Home in PARADE- Concert Cast Announced!
Following the success of Titanic earlier this year, and Ragtime in 2013, Manhattan Concert Productions will bring the Drama Desk and TONY Award-winning score of Parade back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. This concert performance of Parade will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States; the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra; and a full professional Broadway cast.
With a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, a score by Jason Robert Brown, and co-conceived by Tony Award winner Harold Prince, Parade tells a controversial story of the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, in Atlanta, GA. Parade was Brown's first Broadway production. Of his score, Variety wrote [it] "draws on a variety of influences, from pop-rock to folk to rhythm and blues and gospel."
The TONY Award-winning score from Parade will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 16, 2015. Three-time TONY Award winner and original composer, Jason Robert Brown will conduct a star-studded cast and full chorus, joined by Olivier Award nomineeGary Griffin as director, and Tom Murray as music supervisor.
The cast will feature: LAURA BENANTI, as Lucille Frank; KATIE ROSE CLARKE, as Mrs. Phagan; JOHN ELLISON CONLEE, as Hugh Dorsey; CHARLIE FRANKLIN, as Young Soldier / Frankie Epps; DAVIS GAINES, as Old Soldier / Judge Roan; JOSHUA HENRY, as Jim Conley; CAITLIN HOULAHAN, as Iola Stover; ANDREA JONES-SOJOLA, as Minnie McKnight / Angela / Nina Formby; RAMIN KARIMLOO, as Tom Watson; ANDY MIENTUS, as Britt Craig; NATHANIEL STAMPLEY, as Newt Lee / Riley; and EMERSON STEELE, as Mary Phagan.
Tickets, starting at $50, are currently on sale and may be purchased by visiting www.mcp.us; visiting www.lincolncenter.org; calling CenterCharge (212) 721-6500; or visiting the Avery Fisher Hall box office at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza (Columbus Avenue at 65th Street).