Parade on stage at The Rep
Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry’s masterpiece about an innocent life hanging in the balance marches onto The Rep’s stage!
Bold, innovative, and daring, Parade puts America’s prejudices on trial through the deeply moving true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man transplanted into Georgia at the turn of the century. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he finds fake news and false testimony pitting him against a community hungry for blood after the murder of a young girl. The suspenseful tale puts race and religion on the front burner, weaving together narratives of Jewish culture, antisemitism, and Black America in the heart of the once Confederate South. With an exhilarating contemporary score by Jason Robert Brown and an exquisite book by Pulitzer Prize winner Alfred Uhry (both winning Tonys for their work), Parade vibrates the soul with heartbreaking grandeur in the tradition of musicals like Ragtime and Titanic - it is an epic evening of theatre that is not to be missed!