A man and woman sit together on the ground
Jenny Fellner as Lucille Frank and Euan Morton as Leo Frank in the Ford’s Theatre Society production of Parade, directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Parade

The Tony Award-winning musical drama Parade is based on the true story of Leo Frank’s trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta.

date September 23, 2011 — October 30, 2011

Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. Alfred Uhry’s award-winning book and Jason Robert Brown’s rousing, colorful and haunting score illuminate a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension. Isolated from the world, Leo develops a new and deeper love for his wife, who tirelessly crusades for his freedom. Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair) directs this compelling and provocative tale of justice miscarried, revealing a country at odds with its declarations of equality. Tony-Award nominee Euan Morton stars as Leo Frank.

Part of The Lincoln Legacy Project.

Artistic Team

Book by Alfred Uhry
Co-conceived by Harold Prince
Director Stephen Rayne
Music and lyrics Jason Robert Brown
Choreographer Karma Camp
Music Director Steven Landau
Scenic Design Tony Cisek
Costume Design Wade Laboissonniere
Lighting Design Pat Collins
Sound Design David Budries and Charles Coes
Wig and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Dialects Lynn Watson
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Kilbane
New York Casting David Caparelliotis, C.P.A.

From the Gallery

A man in a suit sits in a chair.

Euan Morton as Leo Frank in the Ford’s Theatre Society production of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A group of men and women sit in chairs on a stage while a man in a white suit stands in front of them and holds up a photograph of a woman.

James Konicek as Hugh Dorsey, Euan Morton as Leo Frank and the cast of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

An African-American man in a suit stands on a stage and sings while a group of men and women dance around him.

Kevin McAllister as Jim Conley and the cast of the Ford’s Theatre Society production of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

An African-American man in work cloths sits in a chain and looks nervously at a white man in a white suit who leans over a table and speaks to him. A policeman and a man in a suit stand behind them.

James Konicek as Hugh Dorsey and Kevin McAllister as Newt Lee with (background) Michael Bunce and Matthew John Kacergis in the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A group of men and women in old fashioned clothing holding American and Confederate flags stand in front of a brick building and sing.

The cast of the Ford’s Theatre Society production of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

Three scared looking young women stand in front of a brick building and speak to an older man in a suit.

Erin Driscoll, Bligh Voth and Carolyn Agan as the young factory girls and Stephen F. Schmidt as Governor Slayton in the Ford’s Theatre production of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

An African-American man in a suit reads an newspaper and speaks to a woman in a maid's outfit.

Kevin McAllister as Riley and Kelly Knighten Hough as Angela in the Ford’s Theatre Society production of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A man in a suit stands in front of a chair and speaks while a group of men and women in fancy clothes sit and listen.

Euan Morton as Leo Frank and the cast of the Ford’s Theatre production of the musical drama “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson.

A man and woman sit together on the ground

Jenny Fellner as Lucille Frank and Euan Morton as Leo Frank in the Ford’s Theatre Society production of “Parade,” directed by Stephen Rayne. Photo by T. Charles Erickson