Parade (Broadway)
Ends Aug 2023 2h 30m
Parade (Broadway)

Parade (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(173 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Great singing, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

About the Show

A Broadway transfer of the dramatic musical about the trial of Leo Frank, based on a true story.

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Member Reviews (173)

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415 Reviews | 76 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Great staging

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.

241 Reviews | 296 Followers
Resonant, Profound, Must see, Great singing, Great writing

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.

293 Reviews | 43 Followers
Engaging, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant

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.

226 Reviews | 43 Followers
Epic, Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great singing

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.

206 Reviews | 69 Followers
Exquisite, Resonant, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

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

230 Reviews | 12 Followers
Intelligent, Poignant, Difficult true story, Great singing, Great acting

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.

204 Reviews | 42 Followers
Great staging, Great acting, Disappointing

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

205 Reviews | 44 Followers
Profound, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Ambitious

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 which case you should probably see this.

Critic Reviews (29)

The New York Times
March 16th, 2023

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. ”
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Time Out New York
March 16th, 2023

"... 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."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 16th, 2023

"... 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 ..."
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Entertainment Weekly
March 16th, 2023

“‘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.”
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March 16th, 2023

“This theatrically thrilling revival of ‘Parade’ teaches lessons that still need to be learned from a wicked past that haunts us still.”
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The Wall Street Journal
March 16th, 2023

“ ‘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.”
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March 16th, 2023

“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.”
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The Washington Post
March 16th, 2023

“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.”
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