Theater Announcement PARADE (North American Tour Launches January 2025)

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by Tony Frankel on January 16, 2024

in Theater-New York,Tours

Easily one of the best Broadway productions ever, the revival of Parade, winner of the 2023 Tony Award  for Best Revival of a Musical and Grammy Award nominee for Best Musical Theater Album, is launching a North American Tour in January 2025. 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 Theatre Trust’s historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

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.

Additional tour stops, casting and on-sale dates will be announced later.

Parade is directed by Tony Award winner Michael Arden, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and co-conceived by 21-time Tony Award-winning legend Harold Prince.

The production 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.”  Deadline proclaimed that Parade is “a work of art! As commanding as any musical revival to hit Broadway in years.” Time Out New York stated that “Parade will echo for a long time to come. See it before the parade passes by.”

Parade played its final performance of its strictly limited Broadway engagement on Sunday, August 6, 2023. This production first premiered at New York City Center where it was instantly sold out, playing November 1-6, 2022.

The Grammy Award-nominated Parade (2023 Broadway Cast Recording), is available on all digital platforms.

The creative team for Parade includes Lauren Yalango-Grant & Christopher Cree Grant (choreography), Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Susan Hilferty (costume design), Heather Gilbert (lighting design), Jon Weston (sound design), Sven Ortel (projection design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Kimberlee Wertz (music coordinator), and Telsey + Co/Craig Burns, CSA (casting director).

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