Understudy Max Chernin will fill in for 2023 Tony nominee Ben Platt at the May 19 and 20 performances of Broadway's Parade, starring as Leo Frank. The news was shared by the production on Instagram.
The cast also includes 2023 Tony nominee Micaela Diamond as Lucille Frank, along with Alex Joseph Grayson, Sean Allan Krill, Paul Alexander Nolan, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Courtnee Carter, Eddie Cooper, Erin Rose Doyle, Manoel Felciano, Danielle Lee Greaves, Douglas Lyons, Florrie Bagel, Christopher Gurr, Ashlyn Maddox, Sophia Manicone, William Michals, Jake Pedersen, Kelli Barrett, Emily Rose DeMartino, Beth Kirkpatrick, Charlie Webb, Jackson Teeley, Harry Bouvy, Tanner Callicutt, Bailee Endebrock, Caroline Fairweather, Prentiss E. Mouton, and Aurelia Williams, along with standby Ryan Vona.
Directed by Michael Arden, Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade is back on Broadway for its first-ever revival at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The limited engagement, which opened March 16, will continue through August 6. The musical tells 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. It features a score by Brown and a book by Uhry.
Originally directed by Harold Prince, the work premiered on Broadway in 1998, receiving nine 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. The revival uses the revisions from the work's London premiere. This revival originated as a sold-out gala engagement at New York City Center that ran November 1–6, 2022, with Brown conducting the orchestra.
Arden's creative team has largely been reunited for the Broadway bow, with music director Tom Murray, scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Heather Gilbert, projection designer Sven Ortel, and hair and wig designer Tom Watson reprising their work. Christopher Cree Grant, who choreographed the City Center run, is joined by co-choreographer (and wife) Lauren Yalango-Grant. Newly joining the team are sound designer Jon Weston and production stage manager Justin Scribner. The production is cast by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns, who also handled the City Center run.