Jay Armstrong Johnson. Photo by Joan Marcus
The company of PARADE. Photo by Joan Marcus

About Parade


This production contains theatrical haze and flashing lights. The production includes themes of racism, antisemitism and historical connections to white supremacy. These elements allow the story to unfold, yet we don't condone or support such behavior.

Winner of the 2023 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, Parade has been proclaimed as “a work of art! As commanding as any musical revival to hit Broadway in years” (Deadline).

Leo and Lucille Frank are a newlywed Jewish couple struggling to make a life in the old red hills of Georgia. When Leo is accused of an unspeakable crime, it propels them into an unimaginable test of faith, humanity, justice and devotion. Riveting and gloriously hopeful, Parade reminds us that to love, we must truly see one another.

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Parade website

Parade has received overwhelming acclaim since its debut. The New York Times said, “this revival, filled with deft flourishes by director Michael Arden, recalls an era of big casts, big stories, and big talent–a time when musicals actually felt like events.Entertainment Weekly called Parade “the most gorgeous production on Broadway.” Time Out New York stated that “Parade will echo for a long time to come. See it before the parade passes by.” Parade is directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Arden, with book by two-time Tony Award-winner, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Academy Award-winner Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown and co-conceived by 21-time Tony Award-winning legend Harold Prince.

North American Tour premiere

The production will run technical rehearsals and have its first public performances at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, followed by its official tour premiere at Hennepin Arts' historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

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