PARADE Wins Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
Parade finally gets its flowers! The show has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Parade beat out fellow nominees Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot.
Parade is based on the true story of Leo and Lucille Frank, a Jewish couple who lived in the South in 1913, during a period of immense antisemitism. His thirteen-year-old employee, Mary Phagan, was raped and murdered, and Leo was wrongfully convicted of both crimes. A mob kidnaps and hangs Frank while he is in jail. This powerful musical examines antisemitism in Atlanta and Georgia, carrying on the tradition of using the arts to educate and inform the public about history.
Parade was nominated for a total of six Tony Awards, including Ben Platt for Best Leading Actor, Micaela Diamond for Best Leading Actress, Michael Arden for Best Direction, Susan Hilferty for Best Costume Design, and Heather Gilbert for Best Lighting Design.
Parade is currently running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, and stars Ben Platt as Leo Frank, Micaela Diamond as Lucille Frank, Alex Joseph Grayson as Jim Conley, and Sean Allan Krill as Governor Slaton.