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Off-Broadway News Jason Robert Brown to Conduct City Center Parade

The gala production will star Ben Platt, Micaela Diamond, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Gaten Matarazzo, Alex Joseph Grayson, and more.

Jason Robert Brown

Jason Robert Brown will conduct his Tony-winning score of Parade for its entire upcoming run at New York City Center, set for November 1–6. The gala production will be directed by Michael Arden.

This will not be the first time Brown has taken the podium for Parade, having conducted much of the original production's national tour in 2000.

As previously announced, the production is set to star Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond as Leo and Lucille Frank, respectively, along with Jay Armstrong Johnson as Britt Craig, Stranger Things and Dear Evan Hansen star Gaten Matarazzo as Frankie Epps, and Alex Joseph Grayson as Jim Conley, along with Florrie Bagel, Stacie Bono, Courtnee Carter as Angela, Eddie Cooper as Newt Lee, John Dossett as Old Soldier/Judge Roan, Erin Rose Doyle as Mary Phagan, Manoel Felciano as Tom Watson, Brody Grant as Young Soldier, Danielle Lee Greaves as Minnie McKnight, Christopher Gurr as Mr. Peavy, Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton, Douglas Lyons as Riley, Erin Mackey as Mrs. Phagan, Ashlyn Maddox as Factory Girl, Sophia Manicone as Iola Stover, Howard McGillin as Luther Rosser, Grace McLean as Sally Slaton, Paul Alexander Nolan as Hugh Dorsey, and Sofie Poliakoff as Factory Girl.

Rounding out the company are Max Chernin, William Michals, and Jackson Teeley.

Telling the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1913, Parade features a score by Brown and a book by Alfred Uhry. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1998, receiving nine 1999 Tony nominations and winning two, for its book and score. In the years since, a major revision premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2007, which later played Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum in 2009. Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti led a concert presentation in 2015 at New York City's then Avery Fisher Hall.

City Center's production will be helmed by two-time Tony nominee Arden (Once On This Island, Spring Awakening). Newly joining the creative team are scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Heather Gilbert, sound designer Scott Lehrer, projection designer Sven Ortel, choreographer Cree Grant, and music director Tom Murray.

This production of Parade was licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI).

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