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Griffin, who is also set to direct the Broadway production of Brown's Honeymoon in Vegas this fall, will stage the concert of Parade that promises a chorus of over 200, in addition to the New York City Chamber Orchestra and a full professional Broadway cast.
Tony-winning composer-lyricist Brown will conduct.
Casting has not been announced.
Set in Atlanta, GA, in 1913, Parade recounts the true story of factory owner Leo Frank, who is put on trial for the murder of a young girl in his employ. Frank's sensational trial played out in the papers, as much as the courtroom, while his wife crusaded for justice. The musical has a book by Alfred Uhry.
Songs from the popular score include "Old Red Hills of Home," "How Can I Call This Home?," "You Don't Know This Man," "Big News," "It's Hard to Speak My Heart," "Pretty Music" and "All the Wasted Time."
Griffin has also directed the Broadway productions of The Color Purple and The Apple Tree. He received an Olivier Award nomination for the Donmar Warehouse production of Pacific Overtures.
In recent seasons Manhattan Concert Productions presented the starry concerts of the Tony-winning musicals Ragtime and Titanic.
Manhattan Concert Productions is an educational performance company dedicated to excellence in music making, hospitality and travel details. Its focus is placed on the selection and preparation of visiting musicians, guest conductors, professional bands and orchestras and soloists.