See it if Like Ben Platt, if you want to see story of Leo Frank. Very true, very serious, very sad. Very important.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see this story as a musical. I think it would be more powerful as a play. Leo Frank incident caused the ADL to be created.
See it if you want to see an impactful musical about anti-semitism in the 1910s. The whole cast is amazing especially Ben platt and Micaela Diamond.
Don't see it if NOTHING go see this important musical.
See it if you want to experience a powerful show with an important message that features some strong performances and singing.
Don't see it if you aren't able to get past Ben Platt's mannered performance. It felt like he was playing Evan Hansen playing Leo Frank.
See it if you want to see a musical that reveals a very ugly side of America that hits very close to home given the current political landscape.
Don't see it if you do not want to see a show that reveals a hard truth that will leave you feeling sick and/or want escapism.
See it if You are interested in an absorbing and affecting musical examining anti-semitism in the South circa 1913. Based on a true story.
Don't see it if You prefer light, mindless musicals. This is a sad story, though not a depressing experience. Read more
See it if You want to see great actors portray a very sad and disturbing true story. Beautiful singing.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable seeing man’s inhumanity towards an “outsider”. Seems we haven’t evolved much.
See it if you're a fan of the performers, adore musicals, or will see just about anything
Don't see it if you have standards for the score
See it if You want to see top-notch performances of a moving, intense story. It's very relevant and hits hard in the best ways. Great score.
Don't see it if You are not interested in historical stories...in which case you should probably see this.
CRITIC’S PICK: “What struck me even more vividly in this well-judged and timely revival is the quick path hysteria has always burned through the American spirit if fanned by media, politicians and prejudice of any kind. ”
"... Michael Arden’s heart-piercing new production ... makes a masterful case for giving the show a new hearing—and what you hear at this 'Parade,' as sung by a splendid cast led by Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, will echo for a long time to come."
"... this is the rare musical that improves in its second act. Freer from just being a play-by-play of history, it begins to pursue insights about the texture of it ..."
“‘Parade’ is much more than just a singular spectacle; it slowly and methodically highlights the ways in which Frank's tragedy isn't an isolated incident, but rather a cog in the wheel of injustice that continues to spin to this day...and it's easy to see why ’Parade’ is the most gut-wrenchingly gorgeous production on Broadway.”
“This theatrically thrilling revival of ‘Parade’ teaches lessons that still need to be learned from a wicked past that haunts us still.”
“ ‘Parade’ does, in a sense, resemble the event of its title. The route is mapped out. We know where it will lead, and how it will end.”
“With a cast as fine as it is large, led by Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond...’Parade’ is as commanding as any musical revival to hit Broadway in years.”
“Diamond and Platt provide the stirring emotional spine for a 1998 musical that sorely needs them...Jason Robert Brown composes a stirringly lush, operatic score of intense marches and plaintive ballads for this horrific story, which is packed with pathos but not much drama.”