Parade NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(107 Reviews)
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Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Resonant

A concert revival of the dramatic musical about the conviction of Leo Frank, based on a true story.

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Member Reviews (107)

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
80
Absorbing, Good music, Relevant, Great singing

See it if Great story with good music and writing. Relevant.

Don't see it if Framing song is relevant and seem to glorify the confederacy. Very little is explored of the anti-semitism. Needs book updating.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
80
Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if You like emotional musicals with s serious subject matter. Great music and vocals from cast. Had always wanted to see this show.

Don't see it if You are looking for an upbeat or happy musical.

1015 Reviews | 420 Followers
94
Riveting, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like super talented all star casts doing shows that are frighteningly relevant with todays scary political turmoil. Cumbersome staging.

Don't see it if You’re looking for fluffy, ray of sunshine sort of theatre. This was dark and foreboding.

715 Reviews | 108 Followers
94
Relevant, Riveting, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you like a powerful drama with great acting, based on a real disturbing event of anti semitism that is very relevant today.

Don't see it if you don't want to see a lynching onstage or disturbing hate talk. Read more

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
95
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if You want to see one of America’s greatest musicals — one that is very rarely revived — with an incredibly talented cast and orchestra.

Don't see it if You dislike dramatic shows that are a punch in the gut. This is a very sad true story from 1915, though relevant today.

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
92
Must see, Resonant, Great music, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you’re interested in true, historical dramas; love Jason Robert Brown; or are craving some excellent performances and resonant themes.

Don't see it if the idea of child murder, antisemitism, or wrongful convictions are triggering for you. Read more

512 Reviews | 79 Followers
99
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want a story that has something to say, performed by people at the height of their craft. This is a very important show, especially now.

Don't see it if you only like jukebox musicals.This score is brilliant. The staging and performances are terrific.The subject matter is important.

468 Reviews | 121 Followers
90
Great cast, stirring, dark musical about injustice

See it if All-star cast. Brown himself conducted lush score. Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond are terrific in challenging roles with a wonderful duet

Don't see it if it is very dark and deals with difficult issues -- which I appreciated, but would be problematic for a Broadway transfer

Critic Reviews (7)

The New York Times
November 2nd, 2022

"Platt and Diamond are fearless performers...Their commanding vocals are matched by a confident production that revives the best of the original while pointing at the possibility of growth, and hope."
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AM New York
November 2nd, 2022

"It is an unapologetically dark and tragic musical...contains one of the most genuinely romantic and rhapsodic duets in all of musical theater, a stirring choral anthem...Although uneven, unwieldy, 'Parade' is a deeply moving, critical-minded, extraordinary piece."
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Theatermania
November 2nd, 2022

"Arden's production of 'Parade' captures the zeitgeist, Dayenu. That it's so good, with an excellent company and tight orchestra, is an even bigger mitzvah."
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Talkin' Broadway
November 9th, 2022

"As far as the plot goes, it's pretty straightforward... Let us heap praise by the barrow-load upon the entire cast, with many rounds of applause to the glorious score."
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New York Stage Review
November 2nd, 2022

"The entire, ever-present cast—principals and ensemble—appear to be as engrossed in the proceedings as the audience...It is advised, though, that interested playgoers do try to see this production before—to borrow a phrase—this 'Parade' passes by."
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TheaterScene.net
November 7th, 2022

World events have inadvertently raised the significance of the New York City Center’s Annual Gala presentation of the brilliant new staging of the Jason Robert Brown/Alfred Uhry musical "Parade" which debuted over two decades ago. Anti-Semitism and xenophobia have risen to epidemic levels. This moving dramatization of actual events drives home the inevitable results of such unreasonable hatred.
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Exeunt Magazine
November 4th, 2022

"It’s an incredible show, though, and Arden and his team must be applauded...I would not be surprised if this production gets another life and I’ll be going back repeatedly if it does."
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