Video: Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry Discuss the Process of Bringing PARADE to the Stage

Parade will officially open Thursday, March 16 in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 6 only.

Parade is officially in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th St). Tony Award-winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond lead the 33-person cast, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden. Parade will officially open Thursday, March 16 in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 6 only.

The musical features a book by two-time Tony Award-winner, Pulitzer Prize-winner, and Academy Award® winner Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown.

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge sat down with Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown to discuss Parade's initial journey to the stage, the creative process, working with the show's current cast, and much more!

Parade dramatizes the true story of Leo Frank, a Jew standing trial for murder whose efforts to prove his own innocence come face-to-face with the antisemitic fervor of the early 20th century American South. In 2019, the Fulton County, GA District Attorney announced the reopening of the murder investigation in the hopes to posthumously exonerate Frank. That investigation is still being adjudicated. The musical arrives on Broadway as "antisemitic incidents" across the United States reach all-time highs.

Parade's original Broadway production, directed by 21-time Tony Award-winning legend Harold Prince (who co-conceived of the musical alongside Uhry and Brown), premiered in 1998. This new production is the first time Frank's story has been told on Broadway since.



Video: PARADE Cast Hits High Notes at Broadway Sessions

In this video, watch performances from Max Chernin, Florrie Bagel, Tanner Callicutt, Courtnee Carter, Emily DeMartino, Erin Rose Doyle, Bailee Endebrock, Caroline Fairweather, Beth Kirkpatrick, Aslynn Maddox, Sophia Manicone, William Michals, Prentiss Mouton and more. 

Video: Tony Nominee Ben Platt Thinks the World is Finally Ready for PARADE

In this video, watch as Tony nominee Ben Platt chats about what made this revival of Parade so special, why this role was so important to him, and so much more.

Max Chernin Will Play Leo Frank in PARADE This Weekend

Understudy Max Chernin will step into the role of Leo Frank in Parade on Broadway this weekend. In Ben Platt's absence, Chernin will play the role May 19 and 20.

PARADE Will Perform At White House Event In Celebration Jewish American Heritage Month

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will welcome Parade composer Jason Robert Brown and stars Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond to a White House event celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month. Learn more about how to tune in here!

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