A one-night-only concert production of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Parade will play Avery Fisher Hall on February 16, 2015. The show will mark the third concert of Manhattan Concert Productions’ Broadway Series, following this year’s Titanic and last year’s Ragtime. Brown, who received two Tony nominations this year for The Bridges of Madison County, will serve as the production's music director.
The concert production will feature a host of Broadway favorites and a choir of over 200 singers backed by the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Casting will be announced at a later date.
Based on the true story of Leo Frank, convicted for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta in 1913, Parade recounts the press frenzy and public outrage about Frank’s trial and the crusade for justice waged by his wife, Lucille. Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the musical explores the endurance of love and hope against all the odds.
Parade originally premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 1998, starring Tony nominees Brent Carver and Carolee Carmello. Brown received the 1999 Tony Award for Best Score and Uhry took home the award for Best Book.