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Parade on Broadway Starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond
Parade on Broadway Tickets

Parade on Broadway Tickets

New York
21 Feb 2023 - 6 Aug 2023
See Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond in the first revival of this Tony-winning drama.

Parade on Broadway Information

After an acclaimed run at New York City Center, Jason Robert Brown's Parade is on Broadway, once again starring Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Tony Award nominee Micaela Diamond. Get Parade tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

The current production of Parade first went up off Broadway in 2022, as part of New York City Center's Encores! program presenting rarely revived musicals. The 2023 transfer marks its first Broadway revival since its 1998 premiere, when Parade played for just over two months. It was a short, but lauded, run, with Parade receiving nine Tony Award nominations. The show won two, for Best Book of a Musical (for Alfred Uhry) and Best Original Score (for Jason Robert Brown).

Parade is the only musical the two wrote together. Uhry is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy, which was staged for the first time on Broadway in 2010 with Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.

Parade was Brown's first Broadway musical, and he has composed four others since: 13, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and most recently, Mr. Saturday Night starring Billy Crystal. He is also known for the Off-Broadway musical The Last Five Years, which is regularly revived across the U.S. and the world.

What is the Parade Broadway musical about?

The Parade musical dramatizes the real-life trial, imprisonment, and ultimate lynching of Jewish American factory manager Leo Frank (Platt). In 1913, Frank was accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old female worker at his Georgia factory. The musical explores how local and national press sensationalized the trial, the anti-Semitism the trial and its coverage incited, and how the ordeal — especially being, likely, falsely accused — affects Frank and his family.

Who is Ben Platt?

Ben Platt is an actor best known originating the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, for which he won a Tony in 2017 at 23 years old. Until 2022, he was the youngest solo actor to ever win the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Myles Frost, who won for MJ at 22, has since claimed the record). Platt is also known for his screen roles in the Pitch Perfect film series and on the Netflix show The Politician; Parade on Broadway marks his first return to the big stage since Dear Evan Hansen.

His role as Leo Frank earned him a 2023 Tony Award nomination alongside Micaela Diamond as Lucille Frank. The show earned an additional three nominations, including Best Musical Revival and Best Direction of a Musical for Michael Arden.

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Run time

2hr 30min (incl. intermission)

Opening date

February 21st, 2023

Closing date

August 6th, 2023


Musicals, Broadway


Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Cast and creative

By: Alfred Uhry
Songs by: Jason Robert Brown
Director: Michael Arden
Choreography: Lauren Yalango-Grant and Christopher Cree Grant
Cast list: Ben Platt (as Leo Frank), Micaela Diamond (as Lucille Frank), Alex Joseph Grayson (as Jim Conley), Sean Allan Krill (as Governor Slaton), Howard McGillin (as Old Soldier/Judge Roan), Paul Alexander Nolan (as Hugh Dorsey), Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Britt Craig), Kelli Barrett (as Mrs. Phagan), Courtnee Carter (as Angela), Eddie Cooper (as Newt Lee), Erin Rose Doyle (as Mary Phagan), Manoel Felciano (as Tom Watson), Danielle Lee Greaves (as Minnie McKnight), Douglas Lyons (as Riley), Jake Pedersen (as Frankie Epps), Florrie Bagel (as Nurse), Stacie Bono (as Sally Slaton), Max Chernin (as Mr. Turner), Emily Rose DeMartino (as Essie and others), Christopher Gurr (as Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy), Beth Kirkpatrick (as Nina Formby), Ashlyn Maddox (as Monteen and others), Sophia Manicone (as Iola Stover), William Michals (as Detective Starnes), Jackson Teeley (as Officer Ivey), Charlie Webb (as Young Soldier)
Design: Dane Laffrey
Costumes: Susan Hilferty
Lighting: Heather Gilbert
Sound: Jon Weston
Other info: Projection design by Sven Ortel, music direction by Tom Murray, hair and wig design by Tom Watson

Our review

It’s a rare and thrilling gift when a musical presents a song that stirs up a legitimate lump in your throat. Parade, back in a banner revival, sees its stars Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond work that special magic twice with a pair of duets, one hopeful and one crushing. Memo: Bring tissues. First (and last) seen on Broadway in 1998, this unflinchingly dark show by composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown and writer Alfred Uhry – who each won a Tony for their toils – was sparked by infamous true...

Latest Parade on Broadway News & Features

The role of Leo Frank in Parade has been on Ben Platt’s wish list for a long time. When director Michael Arden called Platt to offer the part, he responded with an instant yes. “This is the role, this is the piece, this is the director, the only thing left was, ‘Who's the wife?’” Platt recalled. When he learned Micaela Diamond would be taking on the role of Lucille Frank, it was an “Oh, hell yes!” Platt and Diamond both received Tony nominations for their performances as the musical’s leading...

There’s a Parade in town. On February 21, a new Broadway production of Parade starring Ben Platt begins performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The 1998 Tony Award-winning musical by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry is based on an infamous true slice of American history. Leo Frank, a 29-year-old Jewish factory manager in Atlanta, was arrested, incarcerated, tried, and lynched for allegedly raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl who worked at his plant. The still-shocking events...

Real big news! This season's revival of Parade has set rush, lottery, and standing room ticket policies for its Broadway run. Performances begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on February 21 ahead of a March 16 opening night. Rush tickets will be available in person at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre box office beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon on Sunday. Each person can purchase up to two $45 tickets for that day's performance. Rush tickets are subject to availability....

Real big news: Parade is passing through town once more. Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's heartfelt historical musical is having its first Broadway revival in 2023 following a sold-out six-day Off-Broadway run in 2022. Most notably, that production's critically acclaimed stars — Tony Award winner Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond — reprise their roles as a couple whose lives are rocked by a criminal accusation. Parade is now at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, but the show won't go on and on...

Big news! The first Broadway revival of Parade has set its complete cast, joining previously announced stars Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond. The show begins performances February 21 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre ahead of a March 16 opening night. The complete Parade Broadway cast includes Alex Joseph Grayson as Jim Conley, Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton, Howard McGillin as Old Soldier/Judge Roan, Paul Alexander Nolan as Hugh Dorsey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Britt Craig, Kelli Barrett as...

This is not over yet! The acclaimed 2022 Encores! production of Parade has set a Broadway transfer for the spring, with Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Ben Platt reprising his leading role. Performances run at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from February 21 to August 6, with a March 16 opening night. Platt returns to Broadway for the first time since his Tony-winning turn in Dear Evan Hansen's title role in 2016. He is also known for The Book of Mormon along with screen appearances in Pitch...