Production History

JRB’s Broadway debut. Hal Prince commissioned JRB and Alfred Uhry to write what he called “an American opera” based on the story of Leo Frank, a Jewish factory owner falsely accused and convicted of murdering a young girl in Atlanta GA in 1913. A dark and ambitious piece, “Parade” received mixed reviews during its initial run at Lincoln Center Theater, but JRB and Uhry both received 1999 Tony Awards for their work. A national tour in 2000 brought the show around the country, a revised version produced by London’s Donmar Warehouse brought renewed acclaim and attention (followed by a remounting at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles) and “Parade” continues to be produced at colleges and theaters around the world.

Reviews:

Broadway composer’s parade comes to Quality Hill

A Melodic Treat 2000-10-26
Cleveland Scene Magazine
Keith A. Joseph

I Love A Parade 2000-10-25
The Cleveland Free Times
James Damico

Unprecedented quality put on tour 2000-10-19
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Tony Brown

Show rises again, despite Broadway demise 2000-10-15
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer
Tony Brown

Subtlety, drama take a hike in plodding ‘Parade’ 2000-10-02
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Joe Adcock

‘Parade': Short-lived Broadway show gets a second chance in national tour 2000-09-24
The Seattle Times
Misha Berson

Dramatic, funny ‘Parade’ on route to local success 2000-09-14
The Denver Post
Sandra C. Dillard

Anti-Semitism to poverty, musical pulls no punches 2000-09-13
The Denver Rocky Mountain News
Lisa Bornstein

Prison frees couple to find latent love 2000-09-11
The Denver Post
Sandra C. Dillard

‘Parade’ packs punch at Weidner 2000-08-24
The Green Bay Press Gazette
Warren Gerds

Emotionally powerful ‘Parade’ skirts Chicago 2000-08-23
The Chicago Tribune
Richard Christiansen

‘Parade’ tells an important story, but is it a musical? 2000-08-22
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dominic P. Papatola

‘Parade’ mixes furor, love 2000-08-20
The Green Bay Press Gazette
Warren Gerds

‘Parade’ just the latest for legendary Broadway producer/director 2000-08-20
The Green Bay Press Gazette
Warren Gerds

Dark ‘Parade’ stirs passions 2000-08-17
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Alice T. Carter

Touring production proves ‘Parade’ isn’t over yet 2000-08-17
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Alice T. Carter

Tragedy slowly traps characters — and audience — in its spell 2000-08-16
Post-Gazette
Christopher Rawson

Parade 2000-08-14
Variety
Chris Jones

Shallowness, cliches and bad sound rain on ‘Parade’ 2000-08-03
The Minneapolis Star Tribune
Rohan Preston

In St. Paul, ‘Parade’ and ‘Ballyhoo’ for Alfred Uhr 2000-07-27
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dominic P. Papatola

Musical reaches admirable heights despite an against-the-grain subject 2000-06-28
The Dallas Morning News
Lawson Taitte

‘Parade’ seeks new life in Dallas 2000-06-25
The Dallas Morning News
Lawson Taitte

Tony-winning ‘Parade’ weaves a moving love story 2000-06-23
The Dallas Morning News
Lawson Taitte

‘Simply a “Parade” of riveting portrayals’ 2000-06-22
The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, TN]
Linda Romine

‘Parade’ reaffirms passion of Prince of Broadway stage 2000-06-22
The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, TN]
Linda Romine

Theatrical bright side to Atlanta’s dark story 2000-06-20
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dan Hulbert

A human ‘Parade’ 2000-06-14
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dan Hulbert

‘Parade': a second chance 2000-06-11
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dan Hulbert

Ancient and Modern 1999-12-28
The New Yorker
John Lahr

Parade To Tour 1999-10-14
Playbill Online
Kenneth Jones

A Conversation with Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown 1999-01-13
Lincoln Center Theater
Thomas Cott

Trial and Eros 1999-01-04
New York Magazine
John Simon

Rites of man 1998-12-29
The Village Voice
Michael Feingold

‘Parade’ Passes Muster 1998-12-27
New York Post
Clive Barnes

A Parade 1998-12-21
NY1 News Operations
Roma Torre

Review: Theater 1998-12-20
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Clifford A. Ridley

Story of injustice propels ‘Parade’ to tragic ending 1998-12-19
The Houston Chronicle
Michael Sommers

‘Parade’ Sets The Pace In Reinventing Music Drama 1998-12-18
The Chicago Tribune
Richard Christiansen

Poignant ‘Parade’ probes America’s heart 1998-12-18
The Christian Science Monitor
Iris Fanger

Murder-Trial ‘Parade’ Is a Powerful Musical 1998-12-18
New York Newsday
Linda Winer

‘Parade': Martyr’s Requiem Invokes Justice 1998-12-18
The New York Times
Ben Brantley

‘Parade’ pointedly in step with today 1998-12-18
USA Today
David Patrick Stearns

Carver, Carmello Lead A Wrenching Musical “Parade” 1998-12-18
New York Post
Donald Lyons

A ‘Parade’ of Humanity 1998-12-18
New York Daily News
Fintan O'Toole

Review: Parade 1998-12-18
Variety
Charles Isherwood

Musical ‘Parade’ Gets It Right 1998-12-17
Associated Press
Michael Kuchwara

Review: Parade 1998-12-13
Time Out NY
Sam Whitehead

Lynching, the Musical? 1998-12-13
The Los Angeles Times
Barabara Isenberg

Carver Leads the Parade
The Toronto Star
Vit Wagner

A Poignant, Powerful ‘Parade’
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Dan Hulbert