Alex Joseph Grayson, Jay Armstrong Johnson, More Complete Broadway Cast of PARADE


Alex Joseph Grayson and the cast of Parade at New York City Center | Photo: Joan Marcus

Dan Meyer
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January 30, 2023 8:48 AM

A number of theatre favorites will make their way back to Georgia on Broadway. The complete cast of Parade has been announced, with Alex Joseph Grayson, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eddie Cooper, Sean Allan Krill, Paul Nolan Alexander, and many more reprising their roles from the New York City Center gala presentation last November.

As previously announced, Parade will star Ben Platt as Leo Frank and Micaela Diamond as Lucille Frank, at the Jacobs Theatre, starting previews February 21 ahead of a March 16 opening night.

The musical follows the true-life story of Leo Frank and his wife Lucille in the lead-up to and aftermath of a murder trial in which Leo, a Jewish man who works as a factory manager in southern Georgia, is accused of killing a 13-year-old girl.

The 30-plus-person cast features Alex Joseph Grayson as Jim Conley, Paul Alexander Nolan as Hugh Dorsey, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Britt Craig, Kelli Barrett as Mrs. Phagan, Courtnee Carter as Angela, Eddie Cooper as Newt Lee, Erin Rose Doyle as Mary Phagan, Douglas Lyons as Riley, Danielle Lee Greaves as Minnie McKnight, and Jake Pedersen as Frankie Epps, along with Tony nominees Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton, Howard McGillin as Old Soldier/Judge Roan, and Manoel Felciano as Tom Watson.

The cast is completed by Florrie Bagel as Nurse, Stacie Bono as Sally Slaton, Max Chernin as Mr. Turner, Emily Rose DeMartino as Essie & Others, Christopher Gurr as Luther Rosser/Mr. Peavy, Beth Kirkpatrick as Nina Formby, Ashlyn Maddox as Monteen & Others, Sophia Manicone as Iola Stover, William Michals as Detective Starnes, Jackson Teeley as Officer Ivey, and Charlie Webb as Young Soldier.

The swings for Parade are Harry Bouvy, Tanner Callicutt, Bailee Endebrock, Caroline Fairweather, Prentiss E. Mouton, and Aurelia Williams. Ryan Vona is the standby for Leo Frank.

Michael Arden directs the production, incorporating the true-crime courtroom drama aspects of the show by using trial photography and projections. Composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown conducts an orchestra of 24 on stage.

Parade first opened on Broadway in December 1998 and won the Tony Awards for Best Original Score for Brown and Best Book of a Musical for Alfred Uhry. It was last seen in NYC at Lincoln Center Theater in 2015.

The creative team includes scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Heather Gilbert, sound designer Scott Lehrer, projection designer Sven Ortel, choreographer Cree Grant, music director Tom Murray, and music coordinator Kimberlee Wertz. Casting is by Craig Burns of Telsey + Co, with Justin Scribner as production stage manager.

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Dan Meyer

After 4 years in the biz, Dan swapped out theatre for sports and is now a researcher at NBC Olympics. Spectacle remains a key passion and is dedicated to building bridges between different forms of entertainment. He has worked as a writer and editor at Theatrely and Playbill, covering Broadway and beyond. In addition, he has been published in Rolling Stone, Spy, and others.

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