Nov 1 – 6, 2022
7 Performances Only
Tue | 6pm
Wed – Fri | 7:30pm
Sat | 2 & 8pm
Sun | 2pm
Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) returns to the New York stage as Leo Frank alongside Micaela Diamond (The Cher Show) as Lucille Frank in this starry Gala presentation of the Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World) and Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) musical. Inspired by historical events, Parade follows the Franks—a Jewish couple living in Marietta, Georgia—as they’re pulled apart and drawn together by Leo’s 1913 murder trial, conviction, appeal, and eventual lynching. Brutal legal drama contrasts with haunting pastoral lyricism as an unlikely love story unfolds—a unique blend of tones that won both Brown and Uhry Tony Awards (for Original Score and Book respectively).
Almost a quarter of a century later, Parade’s urgent exploration of the bitter roots of American bigotry couldn’t be more timely. Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening) delves deep into the murky complexities of an imperfect justice system, even as he highlights the sweeping beauty of love songs like “All the Wasted Time,” “Do It Alone,” and “The Old Red Hills of Home.” The Gala cast also features Florrie Bagel (Nurse & Others), Stacie Bono (Nina Formby & Others), Harry Bouvy, Tanner Callicutt, Courtnee Carter (Angela), Anthony Chatmon II, Max Chernin (Mr. Turner & Others), Eddie Cooper (Newt Lee), John Dossett (Old Soldier/Judge Roan), Erin Rose Doyle (Mary Phagan), Caroline Fairweather, Manoel Felciano (Tom Watson), Brody Grant (Young Soldier), Alex Joseph Grayson (Jim Conley), Danielle Lee Greaves (Minnie McKnight), Christopher Gurr (Mr. Peavy), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Britt Craig), Sean Allan Krill (Governor Slaton), Douglas Lyons (Riley), Erin Mackey (Mrs. Phagan), Ashlyn Maddox (Lila/Monteen), Sophia Manicone (Iola Stover), Gaten Matarazzo (Frankie Epps), Howard McGillin (Luther Rosser), William Michals (Lt. Starnes & Others), Paul Alexander Nolan (Hugh Dorsey), Sofie Poliakoff (Essie), Jackson Teeley (Officer Ivey & Others), and Jennifer Laura Thompson (Sally Slaton).
All seven performances will be conducted by composer Jason Robert Brown.
Parade contains hate speech, violent imagery, enacted violence, and non-firing replica firearms. Recommended for audiences ages 13+
Casting and programming subject to change.
“Brown’s compositional variety and depth of instrumental feeling imbue supple melodies with moral color … Rather than demand that Parade conform to more familiar models, let’s just appreciate the grave beauty of its expansive view and celebrate a score that’s determined for a change to make us think.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Musicals primarily deal with romance: it is refreshing to find one that deals so eloquently with the roots of southern prejudice.”
—The Guardian (UK)
FLORRIE BAGEL (Ensemble)Grateful to be here. Broadway: The Rose Tattoo. City Center: Call Me Madam, Me and My Girl, Brigadoon, The Golden Apple. Off Broadway: Jerry Springer the Opera (Peaches); On a Clear Day...; National Tours: Sister Act, Kinky Boots. Regional: Olney Theatre Center: The Music Man (in ASL). TV: OITNB, The Gilded Age. My heart aches for the poisoned lineage of racism and antisemitism, bleeding past into present. Love and courage to the collective heart.
STACIE BONO (Ensemble) National Tour: Miss Saigon (Ellen). Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman/Pirelli), Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy T. Slut). Favorite Regional: Marian in Music Man; Cathy in Last Five Years; Fantine in Les Miserables; Eliza in My Fair Lady. Film/TV: When a Man Falls, Billions. Bono holds an MA in Acting from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and a BFA from NYU Tisch. Thank you to the Nicolosi team. Love you, DSR. @stacie_bono
COURTNEE CARTER (Angela) is a New York City based Broadway and television actress, originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her BFA degree in acting. Carter can be seen in Billy Porter’s directorial debut feature for MGM/Orion Pictures, Anything’s Possible. Some of her other credits include: Charmed (CW), POSE (FX) Law and Order: SVU (NBC), The Path (HULU); Broadway: Tony award-winning, Once on this Island; Off- Broadway: East O’ West O’; National Tour: Once on this Island; Regional: SING STREET: A New Musical. @iamcourtneecarter
MAX CHERNIN (Ensemble) City Center: Sunday In the Park With George, The Golden Apple. Broadway: Bright Star, Sunday in the Park With George. New York: Bernstein’s Mass (Lincoln Center), Brooklynite (Vineyard). Regional: Passing Through (Goodspeed), Elf (Pioneer), Daddy Long Legs (Theatre Raleigh). TV/Film: Dickinson, The Blacklist, Mozart In The Jungle, The Family, Adam Sandler’s The Week Of. Adjunct Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College. BFA: CCM. Much love to Nicolosi & Co, my family & T. @maxcherns
EDDIE COOPER (Newt Lee) Encores! Off Center: Promenade, Assassins, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater and, Little Shop of Horrors. Anyone Can Whistle with MasterVoices’s at Carnegie Hall. Classic Stage Company: Assassins, The Cradle Will Rock, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui all directed by John Doyle. Atlantic Theater Company: This Ain't No Disco. Hartford Stage: Kiss My Aztec, Two River: All-male A Funny Thing Happened. . . . TV: Russian Doll, Mozart In The Jungle, Banshee, The Night Of, and Better Nate than Ever. Proud grad LAG Arts and Ithaca College. @MrEddieCooper
MICAELA DIAMOND (Lucille Frank) made her Broadway debut as Babe, the youngest Cher, in The Cher Show—a role she auditioned for just weeks after graduating high school. She recently appeared in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s production of Row and Ethan Coen’s A Play Is A Poem in Los Angeles. She made her television debut in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, appearing in the ensemble and understudying Sara Bareilles. Additional television and film credits include The Gilded Age and tick, tick…Boom! Diamond grew up in New York City and is a graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School in New York.
JOHN DOSSETT (Old Soldier/Judge Roan) Grand Hotel at Encores!. Broadway, 19 productions; Paradise Square, War Paint, Newsies, Pippin, The Constant Wife, Gypsy (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Ragtime, Democracy, Prelude to a Kiss, and more. Off-Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen (Second Stage), Giant (Public Theater, Drama Desk nomination), Saved (Playwrights Horizons), The Clean House and Hello Again (LCT), Reckless (Circle Rep), A Number (People's Light), Heart Of Rock & Roll (Old Globe). TV/Film: New Amsterdam, Law & Order, and HBO’s John Adams.
ERIN ROSE DOYLE (Mary Phagan) is a 17-year-old from Houston, Texas. Her favorite professional credit is Houston Professional Premiere of Tuck Everlasting (Winnie Foster). Her favorite high school credit is Head Over Heels: Student Edition(Philoclea). Doyle is extremely grateful to the creative team for this amazing opportunity and would like to thank her family for the constant support! She would like to dedicate every performance to her father who died in 2014.
MANOEL FELCIANO (Tom Watson) Broadway: Dear Evan Hansen, To Kill A Mockingbird, Amélie, Disaster!, Sweeney Todd (Tony nomination), Brooklyn, JCS, Cabaret. Off Broadway: The Alchemist, Meet Vera Stark, Secret Life of Bees, Changeling, Trumpery, Shockheaded Peter. Regional: Twelfth Night, Tempest, Much Ado, Mothers and Sons, The Exorcist, Clybourne Park, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Zoo Story, Elektra, Ragtime, Three Sisters @ Williamstown, George in Sunday in the Park . . . . TV: Evil, Blacklist, Elementary, NCIS, Trauma, The Unusuals. BA Yale, MFA NYU @manofelciano
ALEX JOSEPH GRAYSON (Jim Conley) NY City Center debut! Broadway: Into the Woods (Revival), Girl from the North Country, A Bronx Tale. Off Broadway: Toni Stone. National Tour: Once on this Island. Regional: The Old Globe (Hair), Asolo Rep (Camelot), The Argyle (Spring Awakening), JAG (Choir Boy). Training: SUNY Fredonia, The Stella Adler School, MCS, and GCC… still learning. Huge thanks to Michael Arden, Telsey, DGRW, Miki, Mom and Dad! alexjosephgrayson.com @alexjgsings
DANIELLE LEE GREAVES (Minnie McKnight) Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Rent, Hairspray, Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat. New York: Public Works’ Hercules, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Purlie, The Wizard of Oz. National Tours: Once on this Island, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Lion King, Rent. Film: Cubby, Growing Up (And Other Lies). Television: The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, The Affair, The Americans, Elementary, BrainDead, Show Me A Hero, Nurse Jackie, Smash, The Big C, Rescue Me, Damages, Whoopi, 100 Centre Street.
CHRISTOPHER GURR (Mr. Peavy) New York City Center: Call Me Madam. Broadway: Cats (revival), Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace, and All The Way. National Tours: Memphis and Spamalot. Off-Broadway: Cyrano at New Group, Arturo Ui at Classic Stage. Television: Madame Secretary, Soul Santa, Gilded Age, The Good Fight, five episodes as Godwin Page on The Blacklist and, upcoming, season one of Retreat on FX. Union member: Actors’ Equity, SAG/AFTRA, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. ChristopherGurr.com
JAY ARMSTRONG JOHNSON (Britt Craig) Broadway: On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, Hair, Phantom of the Opera. Off Broadway/New York: To My Girls (2ST), Scotland, PA (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel nominations, and Outer Critics Circle honoree), Darling Grenadine (Roundabout), A Chorus Line (City Center), Candide (NYCO), Sweeney Todd (NY Philharmonic), The Most Happy Fella (Encores!), Terrence McNally’s Fire and Air (CSC), Working (Prospect Theater Co, Drama Desk Award), Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition. Concert: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Theatre Orb. TV/Film: QUANTICO, Sex & the City 2, Law & Order: SVU. @Jay_A_Johnson
SEAN ALLAN KRILL (Governor Slaton) Broadway: Jagged Little Pill (2020 Tony nomination, Best Featured Actor in a Musical), Honeymoon in Vegas, On a Clear Day, Mamma Mia! Off-Broadway: Joan of Arc: Into the Fire (The Public), Civil War Christmas (NYTW). Regional: Sense and Sensibility (Old Globe), Sideways (La Jolla), Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf), Hamlet, Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare). Tours: Thoroughly Modern Millie. TV: Dopesick, Godfather of Harlem, Search Party, Dr. Death, Mr. Robot, Blacklist, Blue Bloods. Film: Intermedium. seanallankrill.com
DOUGLAS LYONS (Riley) wrote the 2021 Broadway comedy Chicken and Biscuits. As an actor, Broadway: Beautiful (Original Cast) and Book of Mormon. Tours: Dreamgirls, Rent, and Mormon first national. Regionally: Yale Rep, Hartford Stage Company, Huntington Theatre Company, 5th Ave Theatre, and more. As a writer: Apple TV's Fraggle Rock, Beau, and the 2018 Off-Broadway Alliance Award-winning musical, Polkadots. Thank you Michael Arden and CLA. JRB, this is a dream come true. Douglaslyons.net. @Chocolatehipster
ERIN MACKEY (Mrs. Phagan) Broadway: In Transit as Ali, Amazing Grace as Mary Catlett, Chaplin as Oona, Anything Goes as Hope, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Wicked as Glinda. Other NYC/regional theater: Sweeney Todd as Johanna at Lincoln Center with the NY Philharmonic; South Pacific as Nellie (Guthrie Theater and Paper Mill Playhouse), Sunday in the Park with George as Dot/Marie (Guthrie Theater), Lady Be Good as Shirley (Encores!), and many more. Film/TV credits: The Intern, Blue Bloods, Gossip Girl, and The Parent Trap. She can be heard on the original cast albums of In Transit, Amazing Grace, Chaplin, Sondheim on Sondheim, and Lady Be Good.
ASHLYN MADDOX (Factory Girl) is so grateful to be making her City Center debut. Regional credits include Ride the Cyclone (McCarter) and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (TUTS.) She would like to thank her family, friends, MT20, Kaitlin and Jim, Telsey, and Rochel Saks for their unwavering love and support. BFA Musical Theatre at TXST — eat ‘em up! Proverbs 16:9. @shlynmaddox
SOPHIA MANICONE (Iola Stover) a high school senior, is thrilled and grateful to be making her New York City debut! Regional: Ruthless (Tina), Charlotte's Web (Fern), Christmas Story (EstherJane). World Premiere Musicals/Original Cast Recordings: Kaleidoscope, Witch. Other favorite credits: Sister Act (Mary Robert), Newsies (Katherine), Freaky Friday (Ellie), To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout). Thanks to Telsey and the creative team for this amazing opportunity. Love to her family, friends, and coaches for their support! sophiamanicone.com @sophia_manicone
GATEN MATARAZZO (Frankie Epps) was last seen on Broadway as “Jared Klienman” in the closing cast of Dear Evan Hansen at Broadway’s Music Box Theater. Matarazzo is best known for starring as “Dustin Henderson” in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. The show won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 2017 SAG Awards. Matarazzo hails from New Jersey and started performing at the age of eight. A natural born performer, he began his career on Broadway starring in Priscilla Queen Of The Desert as “Benji”, and Les Miserables as “Gavroche”. Matarazzo also played “Jack” in the Hollywood Bowl revival of Into The Woods. He can also be seen starring in the new film Honor Society on Paramount+.
HOWARD MCGILLIN (Luther Rosser) record-setting Phantom of the Opera. Other Broadway: Gigi, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, Secret Garden, Anything Goes (Tony/Drama Desk nominations), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Tony/Drama Desk nominations), Sunday in the Park With George. Helen Hayes nomination: Sondheim’s Bounce at the Kennedy Center and Goodman Theatre. West End: Mack and Mabel, Anything Goes. Off-Broadway: Charles Busch’s The Confession of Lily Dare. Film: Tick, Tick... Boom, The Swan Princess. Television: Blacklist, The Good Wife, Elementary.
WILLIAM MICHALS (Ensemble) Broadway: South Pacific (Emile), Beauty and the Beast (Beast, Gaston), Bright Star. Title roles: Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd, Most Happy Fella, Music Man, Phantom. Also: Javert, Billy Flynn, Fred/Petruchio, von Trapp, Fredrik, Lancelot, Chauvelin, Max von Mayerling, Alfie Doolittle. Opera/Symphony: NYC, Denver, San Francisco, Taipei, Hong Kong. WilliamMichals.com
PAUL ALEXANDER NOLAN (Hugh Dorsey) has led seven Broadway productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar; Once; Doctor Zhivago; Bright Star; Chicago; and Escape to Margaritaville. He originated the role of Jim in Slave Play at NYTW, on Broadway and at The Taper in LA. TV credits include The Code, Madam Secretary, and Instinct for CBS. He is currently collaborating on a concept album about isolation entitled T+L. paulalexandernolan.com
BEN PLATT (Leo Frank) is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning actor. He'll be seen next in the Amazon film The People We Hate at The Wedding and has announced he will embark a multi-city tour, Reverie. Singer-songwriter Platt released two critically acclaimed albums with Atlantic Records: Sing to Me Instead, recorded as part of his sold-out tour and released as the Netflix special Ben Platt: Live from Radio City Music Hall; and his recent sophomore album Reverie. Platt recently started in Universal's film adaption of Dear Evan Hansen and will be starring with Beanie Feldstein in Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Richard Linklater. Platt starred in the smash hits Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2. He also appeared in Ricki and The Flash alongside Meryl Streep, and Run this Town. On the small screen, Platt appeared in BJ Novak's The Premise (FX), and guest starred in NBC's Will & Grace reboot. Platt starred and served as executive producer of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series The Politician for two seasons.
SOFIE POLIAKOFF (Factory Girl) New York City Center debut! Regional: Love Actually Live (The Wallis/For The Record); Matilda The Musical and A Christmas Story, The Musical (Slow Burn Theatre Company). Love and gratitude to her family, Craig Holzberg, Lisa Calli, Rance Wright, Alison Franck, Amy Tanner, Colleen Amaya, Craig and Ally at The Telsey Office and the entire Parade creative team for the opportunity to be a part of this incredibly important story. @sofiepoliakoff
JACKSON TEELEY (Ensemble) is making his City Center debut! Favorite past credits include ALIEN/NATION (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Within Earshot (Concept Album, 54 Below), The Tempest (GhostLit Repertory Theatre), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince), Godspell (Judas). He received his BM from the University of The Arts with a minor in theatre. Thank you to his family, friends, and all in-between for their unbending support!
Book by Alfred Uhry
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Scenic Design Dane Laffrey
Costume Design Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design Heather Gilbert
Sound Design Scott Lehrer
Projection Design Sven Ortel
Choreographer Cree Grant
Music Director Tom Murray
Directed by Michael Arden
Featuring Florrie Bagel, Stacie Bono, Harry Bouvy, Tanner Callicutt, Courtnee Carter, Anthony Chatmon II, Max Chernin, Eddie Cooper, Micaela Diamond, John Dossett, Erin Rose Doyle, Manoel Felciano, Brody Grant, Alex Joseph Grayson, Danielle Lee Greaves, Christopher Gurr, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Sean Allan Krill, Douglas Lyons, Erin Mackey, Ashlyn Maddox, Sophia Manicone, Gaten Matarazzo, Howard McGillin, Grace McLean, William Michals, Paul Alexander Nolan, Ben Platt, Sofie Poliakoff, Jackson Teeley, and Jennifer Laura Thompson
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