Last Five Years' Pulver to Star in Donmar Parade

News   Last Five Years' Pulver to Star in Donmar Parade Lara Pulver, who starred in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Last 5 Years, has been cast in another Jason Robert Brown musical: the Donmar Warehouse's upcoming mounting of Parade.
Lara Pulver
Lara Pulver

Pulver's official website says the actress will play Lucille — the role created on Broadway by Carolee Carmello — in the production of the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical. As previously announced, Rob Ashford will direct Parade, which will play Sept. 14-Nov. 24 at the London venue. The creative team will also include Christopher Oram (design), Neil Austin (lighting design), Nick Lidster and Terry Jard (sound design) and Thomas Murray (musical director).

"Based on the true story of Leo Frank, Parade," according to press notes, "recalls the press frenzy and public hatred surrounding the trial, and his wife's crusade for justice. In a time of religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the musical explores the endurance of love and hope against the odds."

Parade features a score by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Alfred Uhry. Harold Prince directed the original Broadway production, which played the Vivian Beaumont Theater Dec. 17, 1998-Feb. 28, 1999. The musical won two Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical (Uhry) and Best Original Score (Brown).

Lara Pulver has been seen in the U.K. in productions of Into the Woods, The Last 5 Years, Honk!, Miss Saigon, High Society, A Chorus Line, The Darling Buds of May, The Boy Friend, Gypsy, Chicago, Grease, 42nd Street and The Wizard of Oz.

For more information about Parade, visit www.donmarwarehouse.com.