Stars and the Moon: Top Ten Songs By Jason Robert Brown

By Ben Rimalower
10 May 2014

Brent Carver and Carolee Carmello in Parade
Photo by Joan Marcus

10. "This Is Not Over Yet" from Parade

Harold Prince's Lincoln Center Theater production of Jason Robert Brown's Parade was a gripping musical, telling the story of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory manager who was convicted of raping and murdering a 13-year old girl. The musical follows the resulting media frenzy that led to the resurgence of the KKK and the emergence of Anti-Defamation League. Watching the show, one couldn't help but believe Frank innocent, and it was infuriating to see him condemned. Carolee Carmello was nothing short of inspiring as Lucille Frank fighting to save her husband, and when she succeeded in getting his case reopened, their duet, "This Is Not Over Yet" was both cathartic and invigorating. The same is true every time I listen to it.