Parade, the Jason Robert Brown-Alfred Uhry musical revived at New York City Center in November starring Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond will move to Broadway, following the successful recent path of City Center’s Into The Woods.

The limited engagement, revealed in a tweet this morning, will begin Feb. 21 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with an expected closing date set for August 6.

The move to Broadway of the well-reviewed Off Broadway production has been speculated for weeks, and was announced in a tweet this morning. Platt and Diamond were expected to confirm in an appearance on Morning Joe today.

Inspired by historical events, Parade follows the Franks, a Jewish couple living in Marietta, Georgia, as they’re pulled apart and drawn together by Leo’s 1913 murder trial, conviction, appeal, and eventual lynching. Per the synopsis: “Brutal legal drama contrasts with haunting pastoral lyricism as an unlikely love story unfolds—a unique blend of tones that won both Brown and Uhry Tony Awards (for Original Score and Book respectively).”

Platt, an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner (Dear Evan Hansen) makes his Broadway return in the lead role of Leo Frank, with Diamond (The Cher Show) as wife Lucille Frank.

Directing will be Michael Arden (Deaf West’s Spring Awakening).

Among the musical numbers in Parade: All the Wasted Time,” “Do It Alone,” and “The Old Red Hills of Home.” 


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