The production comes to the Main Stem following a 2022 run at New York City Center. Much of the cast from that production has continued to Broadway, including Platt and Diamond as Leo and Lucille Frank, respectively.
The cast also includes Alex Joseph Grayson as Jim Conley, Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton, Paul Alexander Nolan as Hugh Dorsey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Britt Craig, Jake Pedersen as Frankie Epps, Courtnee Carter as Angela, Eddie Cooper as Newt Lee, Erin Rose Doyle as Mary Phagan, Kelli Barrett as Mrs. Phagan, Howard McGillin as Old Soldier/Judge Roan, Manoel Felciano as Tom Watson, Danielle Lee Greaves as Minnie McKnight, Stacie Bono as Sally Slaton, Douglas Lyons as Riley, Charlie Webb as Young Soldier, Florrie Bagel as Nurse, Max Chernin as Mr. Turner, Christopher Gurr as Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy, Emily Rose DeMartino as Essie and others, Ashlyn Maddox as Monteen and Others, Sophia Manicone as Iola Stover, William Michals as Detective Starnes, Beth Kirkpatrick as Nina Formby, and Jackson Teeley as Officer Ivey.
Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1913. It features a score by Brown and a book by Uhry.
Originally directed by Harold Prince, the musical premiered on Broadway in 1998, receiving nine Tony nominations and winning two, for its book and score. In the years since, a major revision premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2007, which later played Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum in 2009. The revival uses the revisions from the work's London premiere. The sold-out gala engagement at New York City Center ran November 1–6, 2022, with Brown conducting the orchestra. Read reviews for that run here.
Arden's creative team includes choreographers Christopher Cree Grant and Lauren Yalango-Grant, music director Tom Murray, scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Heather Gilbert, projection designer Sven Ortel, sound designer Jon Weston, and hair and wig designer Tom Watson reprising their work. Justin Scribner is production stage manager, and the production is cast by The Telsey Office's Craig Burns.