Gaten Matarazzo, Eddie Cooper, More Join PARADE at New York City Center

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Gaten Matarazzo and Eddie Cooper | Photo: Theatrely

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Dan Meyer
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October 4, 2022 12:00 PM
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Wow, that’s a lot of star power! A slew of Tony nominees, Broadway alums, and stage favorites have joined the cast of New York City Center’s Gala presentation of Parade. Performances run November 1-6.

Joining the previously announced Ben Platt as Leo Frank and Micaela Diamond as Lucille Frank are Courtnee Carter as Angela, Eddie Cooper as Newt Lee, John Dossett as Old Soldier/Judge Roan, Erin Rose Doyle as Mary Phagan, Manoel Felciano as Tom Watson, Brody Grant as Young Soldier, Alex Joseph Grayson as Jim Conley, Danielle Lee Greaves as Minnie McKnight, Christopher Gurr as Mr. Peavy, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Britt Craig, Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton, Douglas Lyons as Riley, Erin Mackey as Mrs. Phagan, Sophia Manicone as Iola Stover, Gaten Matarazzo as Frankie Epps, Howard McGillin as Luther Rosser, Grace McLean as Sally Slaton, and Paul Alexander Nolan as Hugh Dorsey, with Ashlyn Maddox and Sofie Poliakoff as Factory Girls. Rounding out the cast are Florrie Bagel, Stacie Bono, Max Chernin, William Michals, and Jackson Teeley.

Parade follows Leo and his wife Lucille in the lead-up to and aftermath of the murder trial in which Leo, a factory manager, was accused of killing a 13-year old girl. The musical first opened on Broadway in December 1998 and won the Tony Awards for Best Original Score for Jason Robert Brown and Best Book of a Musical for Alfred Uhry.

Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Once on This Island, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening) will lead the production, incorporating the true-crime courtroom drama aspects of the show by using trial photography and projections.

The creative team for Parade will include scenic designer Dane Laffrey, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Heather Gilbert, sound designer Scott Lehrer, projection designer Sven Ortel, choreographer Cree Grant, and music director Tom Murray. 

For more information and tickets, click here.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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