An Exclusive PARADE Move From New York City Center to Broadway featuring Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt

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Following a successful run Micaela Diamond and Ben Platt will bring their acclaimed performances to Broadway in Michael Arden’s new production of Parade, which features music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, a book by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award® winner and two-time Tony Award winner Alfred Uhry, and co-conceived by legendary 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prin.

Previews will begin on February 21 and the formal opening night will be March 16 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway (242 West 45th Street).

A young Jewish couple named Leo and Lucille Frank are fighting to earn a living in Georgia’s historic red hills. PARADE serves as a compelling reminder that in order to fully love someone. We must first see them as they are.

The Parade creative team consists of:

  • Choreographers Lauren Yalango-Grant and Christopher Cree Grant.
  • Set designer Dane Laffrey
  • Costume designer Susan Hilferty
  • Lighting designer Heather Gilbert
  • The sound designer Jon Weston
  • The projection designer Sven Ortel
  • Music director Tom Murray
  • Hair and wig designer Tom Watson
  • Casting director Telsey + Co/Craig Burns
  • CSA, and the actor Justin Kirk (production stage manager)
  • Harold Prince was the original director of Parade on Broadway.

Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry remarked

With the help of our forward-thinking director, Hal Prince, we had the privilege of bringing the tale of Leo Frank to the musical stage 25 years ago. Witnessing a brand-new audience interact with Parade at City Center under the electrifying direction of a fresh visionary, Michael Arden, was an unbelievable gift. The fact that our show will soon be seen and by even more people on Broadway. Though there Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond will be directing a sizable and talented ensemble, is something for which we are really thankful.

In a joint statement, Parade’s creators stated, “Parade, the masterwork by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry, is one of the most cherished musicals of the last 25 years. When you bring up the play with a theatre enthusiast, they immediately start reminiscing about their first performance or listening to a recording. Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond had radiant performances in Michael Arden’s spectacular production at City Center, which captivated the audience. We are ecstatic to be able to bring this to Broadway so that more people may relive Parade.”


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