LAST NIGHT “PARADE,” STARRING BEN PLATT AND MICAELA DIAMOND, PLAYED ITS FIRST PREVIEW PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY
FOR RELEASE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2023
TONY AWARD WINNER
BEN PLATT AND MICAELA DIAMOND
PLAYED ITS FIRST PREVIEW PERFORMANCE ON BROADWAY
IN FRONT OF A SOLD-OUT AUDIENCE
OFFICIAL OPENING NIGHT SET FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 16
EXCLUSIVE FIRST-PREVIEW VIDEO
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New York, NY (February 22, 2023) – Last night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th St), before a sold-out audience, Tony Award-winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond led a 33-person cast in the first Broadway preview performance of Parade, directed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden. The production features 18 Broadway debuts.
The musical, with 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, 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 will officially open Thursday, March 16 in a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, August 6 only. Tickets for the highly-anticipated production are also on sale at www.paradebroadway.com, www.telecharge.com, by calling 800 447 7400, or at the box office of the Jacobs Theatre.
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.
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