PARADE National Tour To Embark in 2025

National Tour

Micaela Diamond & Ben Platt | Photo: Joan Marcus

Alex Mecklosky
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December 13, 2023 12:00 PM

It's not over yet. The  acclaimed Broadway revival of Parade, winner of the 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical announced today that a North American Tour will launch in January 2025.

The production will run technical rehearsals and have its first public performances at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, followed by its official tour premiere at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. 

 “It’s with immense pride for Hennepin Theatre Trust to launch the North American Tour of Parade. We’re honored that Minneapolis has been chosen as the official premiere city to tell this important story of the enduring power of human resilience and redemption. It’s a testament to our city’s cultural significance and artistic appreciation where diverse audiences come together to experience the magic of Broadway.” says Todd Duesing, Hennepin Theatre Trust president and CEO

Parade is directed by Tony Award  winner Michael Arden, with book by two-time Tony Award  winner, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Academy Award   winner Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by three-time Tony Award  winner Jason Robert Brown, and co-conceived by 21-time Tony Award-winning legend Harold Prince.

Chief Critic Juan A Ramírez here at Theatrely named the 2023 revival of Parade the Best Broadway Show of 2024 in, Theatrely's Best Of 2023

Leo and Lucille Frank are a newlywed Jewish couple struggling to make a life in the old red hills of Georgia. When Leo is accused of an unspeakable crime, it propels them into an unimaginable test of faith, humanity, justice, and devotion. Riveting and gloriously hopeful, Parade reminds us that to love, we must truly see one another.

Parade played its final performance of its strictly limited Broadway engagement on Sunday, August 6th, 2023. This production first premiered at New York City Center where it was instantly sold out, playing November 1st-6th, 2022.

The creative team for Parade includes Lauren Yalango-Grant & Christopher Cree Grant (choreography), Tony Award nominee Dane Laffrey (scenic design), Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty (costume design), Tony Award nominee Heather Gilbert (lighting design), Drama Desk Award nominee Jon Weston (sound design), Tony Award nominee Sven Ortel (projection design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Kimberlee Wertz (music coordinator), and Telsey + Co/Craig Burns, CSA (casting director). Parade was originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.

Additional tour stops, casting and on-sale dates will be announced later.

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!