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This unusual musical presented many challenges. Despite its chirpy title, the musical was based on the chilling, true story of Leo Frank, who was wrongly accused of a murder and subsequently lynched.

We decided to provide information about the Leo Frank case but highlight the show's stellar creative team.


Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Harold Prince

Parade is a stunning theatrical event. Originally staged by legendary director Harold Prince at New York's Lincoln Center — where it won 1999 Tony Awards for Best Music and Lyrics and Best Book — Parade marches to a select number of cities on a limited national tour.

Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a proud, soft-spoken Jewish Northerner living in the American South in 1913. When Leo is wrongly accused of murdering a 13 year-old girl, his traditional southern belle wife Lucille must find the strength within herself to fight an unjust system. You'll be swept up in the gripping account of Leo's trial and moved by the heartbreaking love story that is at the forefront of this tragic tale — a love that proves to be more enduring than life itself.

With a compelling book by Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award winner Alfred Uhry and a hauntingly beautiful score from gifted Broadway newcomer Jason Robert Brown, Parade examines the issues of class and prejudice that threatened to destroy "the new South." Uncompromising, but ultimately live-affirming, Parade brings you Broadway at its dramatic best.