Opened: December 17, 1998
Closing: February 28, 1999

Parade - 1998 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway New York, NY 10023

The Tony Award-winning musical drama Parade features the true story of Leo Frank’s trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. Alfred Uhry’s award-winning book and Jason Robert Brown’s rousing, colorful and haunting score illuminate a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension. Isolated from the world, Leo develops a new and deeper love for his wife, who tirelessly crusades for his freedom. Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair) directs this compelling and provocative tale of justice miscarried, revealing a country at odds with its declarations of equality. Tony-Award nominee Euan Morton stars as Leo Frank. Parade is a co-production with Theater J and is presented in association with the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington.

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Clint Dyer and Carolina Main to Lead Theatre503's VALHALLA This Autumn by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Clint Dyer and Carolina Main have been named as the cast of Paul Murphy's VALHALLA - the joint winner of Theatre503's inaugural international Playwriting Award. This tense psychological thriller is set in a world in which men have become gods, but gods have become depraved.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at P.A. Cooley in the Regional Premiere of THE NANCE at NCTC by Christina Mancuso - Sep 9, 2015

This October, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of Douglas Carter Beane's sophisticated wit and thrilling theatrical ambition with the regional premiere of The Nance. After hit productions of Beane's The Little Dog Laughed and As Bees in Honey Drown, NCTC bring his latest and "finest" (Time Out NY), what The New York Times calls "a heartfelt new play set in the twilight of burlesque." This "bold, brave play" (Backstage) - which debuted at Lincoln Center Theater on Broadway in 2013 - recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of headliner Chauncey Miles, who plays "the nance," a flamboyantly effeminate stock character - usually played by a straight man. Set amid Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's crackdown on burlesque before the 1939 World's Fair, a time when it was easy to play gay yet dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.

Ballet Folkorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez Returning to Auditorium Theatre by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents the return of Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández September 26 and 27. 

BWW Review: KRITZERLAND Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Style by Don Grigware - Sep 8, 2015

On Sunday September 6 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, Kritzerland Records celebrated its 61st show and 5 year anniversary. On hand were affable host Kritzerland producer Bruce Kimmel, musical director extraordinaire John Boswell at the piano and a bevy of super talented singers who included: Brennley Brown, Hadley Miller, Jenna Lea Rosen, Sami Staitman, Robert Yacko, Damon Kirsche, Darcie Roberts, Sharon McNight, Jason Graae, and special guest star Tony Award winner Sammy Williams. What a cast and what a fabulous evening of entertainment entitled The Songs That Got Away IV!

Anthony Warlow Will Continue in FINDING NEVERLAND Through September 27; Kelsey Grammer to Return? by Nicole Rosky - Sep 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway and Australian stage vet Anthony Warlow, who is currently starring  as 'Charles Frohman' and 'Captain Hook' in FINDING NEVERLAND, will remain in the show longer than expected. Warlow, who was previously sceduled to end his run on September 13, will continue through September 27.

Broadway's Chase Brock Joins Artistic Team of KC Rep's 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Chase Brock has boarded the artistic team of Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Sunday in the Park with George as the production's Musical Stager.

London Theatre Workshop to Stage Gender-Blind Production of THE TEMPEST Next Month by Tyler Peterson - Sep 8, 2015

London Theatre Workshop is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Tempest, running 7th October-24th October, 2015 at London Theatre Workshop, Fulham. Featuring a gender-blind cast including Rebecca Crankshaw (Doctors, BBC; Two Noble Kinsmen, The Actor's Company) as Prospero, in a play written with only one female character, we are thrilled to have cast 6 women and 3 men.

BWW Preview: The London Stage - September 2015 by Liz Cearns - Sep 6, 2015

A quick insight into what's happening this September in London's theatres...

First PRINCE OF BROADWAY Songs Revealed, Plus Rehearsal Snapshots by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 6, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway began rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City, and BroadwayWorld has the first photos from that process below!

Lakewood Theatre Company to Hold Auditions for THE PEPPERMINT BEAR SHOW by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 6, 2015

Lakewood Theatre Company will present an all new version of their annual Holiday Santa breakfast production with the presentation of The Peppermint Bear Show 2015: Taming of the Shoe.

Will & Anthony Nunziata Kick Off 2015-16 National Concert Tour This Weekend by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2015

Entertainers, recording artists, and funny-men Will & Anthony Nunziata are heading out on tour!

Brandon Victor Dixon, Karen Olivo and More to Lead Musical Version of THE ODYSSEY Tonight at The Public by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

The Public Theater will kick off the 2015-16 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, conceived and directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet, with music, lyrics and book by Todd Almond. THE ODYSSEY will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside five equity actors, including this year Brandon Victor Dixon as Odysseus and Karen Olivo as Penelope.

BWW Reviews: PARADE, London Theatre Workshop, September 3 2015 by Gary Naylor - Sep 4, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a production that, when good, is very good indeed, but doesn't get everything exactly spot on.

Official: Clark, Stubbs & Andoh Join West, McTeer & Dockery In LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES by Carrie Dunn - Sep 4, 2015

In addition to the previously announced Michelle Dockery, Janet McTeer and Dominic West, the production will feature Adjoa Andoh, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Morfydd Clark, Edward Holcroft, Jennifer Saayeng and Una Stubbs.

Will & Anthony Nunziata Kick Off 2015-16 National Concert Tour This Weekend by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Entertainers, recording artists, and funny-men Will & Anthony Nunziata are heading out on tour!

Keir Dullea & Mia Dillon Plan Tennessee Williams Theater Fest Return by Tyler Peterson - Sep 15, 2015

In YEAR TENN: A Decade of Tennessee Williams in Provincetown, the TW Fest celebrates its 10th Anniversary in grand style by bringing back popular Festival actors to take part in a special reading of excerpts from the 11 Tennessee Williams' premieres presented over the last decade.

BWW Review: Funny and Titillating, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES Opens Big at Pasadena Playhouse by Don Grigware - Sep 15, 2015

The film of Josefina Lopez's Real Women Have Curves in 2002 was a big hit in art houses and won several Sundance prizes including an audience award for Best Actresses Lupe Ontiveros and America Ferrera, long before her Ugly Betty fame. Lopez's semi-autobiographical play from the 90s about the garment industry and the Latina women who struggle to survive in it - the basis for the film - is currently running at the Pasadena Playhouse through October 4 and has terrific direction from Seema Sueko and a closely connected ensemble of five actresses.

Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center This Fall by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

On Friday, October 9, noted orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook to the Schimmel Center at Pace University, in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer. In his seventh concert at Pace, Fred Barton now brings the power of Mercer's music and lyrics front and center, with a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. The cast is headlined by Damon Kirsch, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope.

THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE Cast Album Now Available by Tyler Peterson - Sep 14, 2015

The original cast album of 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue,' which set box-office records at the 13th Street Theater, is being released September 15th.  To celebrate the release, members of the company  will be singing at Birdland, and on Barry Z's TV show, and promoting the album on radio programs hosted by George Bettinger, Moe Banshee,  Gail Kubik, and others.

Tom Stoppard's HAPGOOD to Play Hampstead Theatre This Winter by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Written by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard and directed by Howard Davies, Hampstead Theatre is delighted to present HAPGOOD, with previews commencing from Friday 4 December 2015 for an opening Wednesday 9 December at 7pm. The show will run through 16 January 2016. Full casting to be announced.

OSF's 28th Annual Daedalus Project Fundraiser Raises Over $115,700 for HIV/AIDS Organizations by Tyler Peterson - Sep 14, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 28th annual Daedalus Project fundraiser for HIV/AIDS organizations, held August 24, brought in $115,772. The event was produced by Claudia Alick, associate producer, community.

Nicole Kidman Leads PHOTOGRAPH 51, Opening Tonight in the West End by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

The Michael Grandage Company presents the UK premiere of Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51. Nicole Kidman who leads the company as Rosalind Franklin is joined by Will Attenborough (James Watson), Edward Bennett (Francis Crick), Stephen Campbell Moore (Maurice Wilkins), Patrick Kennedy (Don Caspar) and Joshua Silver (Ray Gosling). Photograph 51 opens at the Noel Coward Theatre tonight 14 September, with previews from 5 September, and runs until 21 November.

Sandra Piller Brings Ruth Roberts Tribute to the Metropolitan Room by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 13, 2015

In her show entitled 'From the Brill Building to the Metropolitan Room: Sandra Piller Sings Ruth Roberts,' the audience will hear songs recorded by such artists as Petula Clark, Dean Martin, Buddy Holly, Jimmy Dean, Lawrence Welk, Freda Payne, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and many more.

BWW Review: Effervescent and Upbeat DOLLY! at Welk Resort, Escondido by Don Grigware - Sep 13, 2015

Some shows I can see again and again, especially those composed by the forever upbeat Jerry Herman. Hello Dolly bowed on Broadway when I was a teenager in the 60s and it had a long run with original star Carol Channing, followed by turns with Ethel Merman, Ginger Rogers, Pearl Bailey, Martha Raye and Molly Picon, to name a few. Every major star wanted to do it because the role offers a female actress the chance to sing, dance and act the hell out of it. It's a big, splashy gut buster about a woman who has more moxy than the Pied Piper and enough wisdom and panache to win over an army or a whole kingdom, for that matter...and, for the audience, it's one of those extra-special feel-good musicals that just doesn't quit... for a moment. You leave the theatre actually humming the tunes.Welk Resort's current production of Dolly! in Escondido through November 15 is right on's wondrously delectable.

New Theatre Presents THE REAL THING by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 13, 2015

'Star Wars: The Force Parade' Invades Shanghai by Robert Diamond - Sep 13, 2015

SHANGHAI, Sept. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Famous Star Wars characters including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and R2-D2 visited Shanghai on September 12, simultaneously marking the beginning of the 2015 Shanghai Tourism Festival and the upcoming release of the new Star Wars movie, 'The Force Awakens.'

BWW Preview: New Musical LOLA'S BAR Starring Anton Zetterholm by Isa Ponturo - Sep 13, 2015

LOLA'S BAR. A brand new Swedish musical starring Anton Zetterholm, Karin Martensson, Sanna Johansson, Mattias Ermedal and Jakob Albinsson is in the works. It is written by Anders Lignell and Peter Wiberg. The story takes place at Lola's Bar. A place where artists can unwind, drink, eat and hear the latest gossip in the world of theater.

Tony Danza Serves as Grand Marshal for Feast of San Gennaro Procession Today by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

The 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 20, 2015, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants seeking a better life in the early 20th century.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE MERMAID at TUTS by Brett Cullum - Sep 12, 2015

THE LITTLE MERMAID is perfect for little girls who want to be Ariel when they grow up, but adults may find it too simple a tale.

Theater Works Opens Master Works Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA by Sally Henry Fuller - Sep 12, 2015

The classic musical, telling the story of the author Cervantes and his creation, Don Quixote, opens Theater Works' 30th Anniversary Master Works Season on Friday, October 9 with Man of La Mancha. This pillar of musical theater is based on Dale Wasserman's remarkable, poignant and moving story of the "mad" knight Don Quixote and his "Impossible Dream" of honor, justice and love.

Jeremy Jordan and Shelea Frazier Join Pasadena POPS for A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES! Tonight by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum tonight, September 12, with the quintessential Feinstein experience -- a special tribute to the Academy Awards.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Hosts Community Workshop for Mansfield Parade This Weekend by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will once again offer fall community puppet-building workshops with acclaimed Boston puppeteer Sara Peattie, to design and build life-size and over-life-size puppets for the Celebrate Mansfield Parade in downtown Storrs, Connecticut.

Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

A wide range of stories and voices comprise Goodman Theatre's 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up, beginning this month.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Season - Lang Lang, Cheyenne Jackson, Sibelius and More! by Christina Mancuso - Sep 11, 2015

BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2015-16 season on Sept. 16. The season celebrates the 75th anniversary of Kleinhans Music Hall, with masterworks like Beethoven's Eroica Symphony and Elgar's Enigma Variations, guest artists including Jason Alexander andCeltic Woman, and innovative programming such as a three-day festival exploring Aaron Copland's artistic development and concerts blending rock and symphonic music.

MetroStage's UPRISING Set for Women's Voice Theatre Festival by Tyler Peterson - Sep 11, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that MetroStage will open the 2015-16 season with the Rolling World Premiere of UPRISING by Atlanta playwright Gabrielle Fulton as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, Sept 17- Oct 25. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct.  

Arts at Millersville's Fifth Season to Open Season with HOLLYWOOD HEROES AND VILLAINS by Tyler Peterson - Sep 11, 2015

The Arts at Millersville's Fifth Season, along with the inaugural new Popular Music Series of Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (LSO), will kick off with a performance for classical and popular music lovers alike, Hollywood Heroes and Villains. This family-friendly, full orchestra performance is a tribute to Hollywood's greatest composers with new and old music favorites from The Hobbit, The Wizard of Oz, Frozen, Star Wars, and Batman. Kids are encouraged to come in costume as their favorite hero or villain and participate in a fun, indoor parade at the start of the show.  Plus, feel like a star when you step into a Hollywood-themed photo booth by PhotOle Photography to capture the fun of the evening. 

Andrea Burns and Joshua Henry Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Tonight by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

The new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown, continues this month at SubCulture. Just announced for Brown's concert tonight, September 11, 2015 are stage vets Andrea Burns and Joshua Henry.

Photo Flash: HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tonight at Theatre Arlington by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Theatre Arlington's 43rd anniversary season promises to be Bigger, Better & Brighter. It is hard to believe that in its 42+ year history, TA has never produced this delightful masterpiece of musical theatre. Join Dolly in her pursuit of Horace and enjoy some of the best songs in the history of musical theatre, including: It Only Takes a Moment, Ribbons Down My Back, Elegance, Before the Parade Passes By and of course, HELLO, DOLLY! BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below!

ARCOS Dance Debuts THE WARRIORS: A LOVE STORY in Austin Tonight by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

ARCOS Dance debuts its award-winning multimedia dance-theater production The Warriors: A Love Story -- a timely reflection on memorializing love in times of war, and the company's first production in Austin.

Ralph Lee's Mettawee River Theatre Company Marks 40 Years with 'OUT OF THE PAST' This Weekend by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Renowned puppet and mask maker Ralph Lee will present his Mettawee River Theatre Company in 'OUT OF THE PAST: Celebrating 40 Years of the Mettawee Journey,' a feast of excerpts from four decades of Mettawee productions, this weekend, September 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 PM in the lovely Outdoor Garden at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 111th Street & Amsterdam.

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More Lead A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Beginning Tonight at Huntington by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company opens its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nominee Haydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway's Stephen Bogardus and Lauren Molina. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run tonight, September 11, through October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre.

THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH to Launch UK Tour, Sept. 25 by Matt Smith - Sep 10, 2015

Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Brian Eastman and Christabel Albery present a new musical comedy based on the StudioCanal Peter Sellers/Margaret Rutherford film The Smallest Show on Earth.  The stage show, which has a book by Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander, contains some of Irving Berlin's greatest songs, including Blue Skies, Shakin' the Blues Away, Let Yourself Go, Steppin' Out with my Baby and How Deep is the Ocean, as well as some rediscovered gems.

Photo Flash: First Look at Haydn Oakley, Laura Pitt-Pulford & More in Rehearsal for UK's THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH by Matt Smith - Sep 10, 2015

Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Brian Eastman and Christabel Albery present a new musical comedy based on the StudioCanal Peter Sellers/Margaret Rutherford film The Smallest Show on Earth.  The stage show, which has a book by Thom Southerland and Paul Alexander, contains some of Irving Berlin's greatest songs, including Blue Skies, Shakin' the Blues Away, Let Yourself Go, Steppin' Out with my Baby and How Deep is the Ocean, as well as some rediscovered gems.

2015 Unsigned Only Music Competition Announces Winners by Caryn Robbins - Sep 10, 2015

The Unsigned Only Music Competition, geared toward musical artists who are unsigned to a major record label or its affiliates, announced its 2015 winners today.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Opens This Month at Ogunquit Playhouse by Tyler Peterson - Sep 10, 2015

Get out your boogie shoes and head to the disco with the mega-musical Saturday Night Fever on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse from September 23 to October 25. This high-energy show features the Bee Gees electrifying chart-topping score along with astounding and dazzling choreography by Broadway choreographer Richard Hinds. The stage musical is based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon and cemented the Bee Gees as disco era icons and catapulted John Travolta to mega-stardom. The musical includes the hits 'Stayin' Alive,' 'How Deep is Your Love,' 'More Than a Woman,' 'You Should Be Dancing,' and more!

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on ABC FAMILY - Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by - Sep 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on ABC FAMILY on Wednesday, September 30, 2015!

Telly Leung to Celebrate Release of New Album at Joe's Pub, 11/23 by Tyler Peterson - Sep 10, 2015

TELLY LEUNG - star of this season's new Broadway musical Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga - will celebrate his new solo CD Songs for You at JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM.  


The Old Red Hills of Home
The Dream of Atlanta
How Can I Call This Home?
The Picture Show
Leo at Work
What Am I Waiting For?
I Am Trying to Remember
Big News!
There Is a Fountain
It Don't Make Sense
Watson's Lullaby
Somethin' Ain't Right
Real Big News
You Don't Know This Man
It Is Time Now
Twenty Miles from Marietta
Frankie's Testimony
The Factory Girls
Come Up to My Office
Newt Lee's Testimony
My Child Will Forgive Me
That's What He Said
Leo's Statement: It's Hard to Speak My Heart
Summation and Cakewalk
It Goes On and On
A Rumblin' and a Rollin'
Do It Alone
Pretty Music
Letter to the Governor
This Is Not Over Yet
Feel the Rain Fall
Where Will You Stand When the Flood Comes?
All the Wasted Time
I Have Something to Say
I Didn't Do It
So Long Leo
The Old Red Hills Of Home
The Dream Of Atlanta
How Can I Call This Home?
The Picture Show
Leo At Work/What Am I Waiting For?
Big News!
Real Big News
You Don't Know This Man
The Trial
Do It Alone
Pretty Music
This Is Not Over Yet
Feel The Rain
Where Will You Stand When The Flood Comes?
All The Wasted Time
Parade has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, US Tour which opened in 2000 and West End which opened in 2007.
Best Book of a Musical for Alfred Uhry.
Best Book of a Musical for Alfred Uhry.
Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).



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