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July 29 - August 3, 2025

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Why See Parade?

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Winner BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL at the 2023 Tony Awards!

Winner of the 2023 Tony for Best Musical Revival, Parade is heading on a North American tour, beginning in January 2025! Following a limited run at New York City Center, the Broadway revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Tony-winning 1998 musical based on the true story of Leo Frank, a wrongly convicted Georgia factory owner who was subjected to a fate born out of hatred, hearsay, and hysteria.

Directed by Michael Arden, Leo's story is told with Brown's lyrical flourish, integrating pop, rock, folk, R&B and gospel, with documentary assets from the trial itself, giving a greater poignancy to this bigotry-fuelled miscarriage of justice and humanity. In a world where we continue to see the fallout of these misled and ignorant views, the musical carries a relevancy it is impossible to ignore.

The story of Parade

With themes as timely as ever, Parade is set in Marietta, Georgia in 1913 and concerns the trial of one Leo Frank, a Jewish factory owner accused of a horrific crime. In the face of rising Anti-Semitism and media sensationalism, Leo is forced to fight for his life as the townsfolk work themselves into a frenzy. 

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Dates

Opening night: 29 July 2025

Audience

13+

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative

Creative

Directed by Michael Arden
Choreography by Lauren Yalango-Grant and Christopher Cree Grant
Music coordination by Kimberlee Wertz
Scenic design by Dane Laffrey
Costume design by Susan Hilferty
Lighting design by Heather Gilbert 
Sound design by Jon Weston 
Projection design by Sven Ortel
Hair and wig design by Tom Watson 

Awards

TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS 2023

Best Musical Revival
Best Direction of a Musical, Michael Arden

DRAMA DESK AWARDS 2023

Outstanding Revival of a Musical

TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS 2023

Best Musical Revival
Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Micaela Diamond
Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Ben Platt
Best Direction of a Musical, Michael Arden
Best Costume Design of a Musical, Susan Hilferty
Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Heather Gilbert


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