The national tour of the Tony Award winner Parade launches the 2000-2001 season at Seattle's 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company with a run Sept. 27-Oct. 15 at the 5th Avenue Theatre.
The 1999 Tony Award winner for Jason Robert Brown's score, Parade examines the Leo Frank case, in which a Jewish man from the east was tried and convicted for the murder of a Southern child who worked in his factory in Marietta, Georgia. Because the evidence against Frank was slight, the state's governor stayed his execution, which only drove the townspeople to kidnap Frank and lynch him.
Carolee Carmello is rumored for the cast, reprising the role of Frank's wife, Lucille, for which she received a Tony nomination.
The Parade tour will include dates at the Memphis Orpheum June 22-27; Dallas Summer Musicals at Music Hall June 29-July 9; Pittsburgh CLO Aug. 15-20; Green Bay, Wisconsin's Weidner Theatre Aug 22-27; Denver Buell Theatre Sept. 12-19 after an opening at Atlanta's Fox Theatre June 13-19.
Also planned for the 5th Avenue season are Cole Porter's Anything Goes (Nov. 28-Dec. 17), 1776 (March 6-25) and Gypsy (May 1-20). Subscription tickets are $208-$58. The 5th Avenue Theatre is located at 13508 5th Avenue. For information, call (206) 292-ARTS. The 5th Avenue Theatre is on the web at http://www.5thavenuetheatre.org.