Parade NYC Reviews and Tickets

(124 Ratings)
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Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Great acting, Ambitious

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

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63 Reviews | 17 Followers
Profound, Must see, Masterful, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want a master class on directing musicals.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to strong subjects like dead penalty and sexual assault.

60 Reviews | 47 Followers
Great score, Must see, Masterful, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy contemporary scores and don't mind darker subject matter. This Tony-winning score is among the best of the modern age.

Don't see it if you want a happy ending. Parade doesn't fill that requirement, but it's absolutely worth seeing.

122 Reviews | 13 Followers
Marching on.

See it if you like shows that have something to say.

Don't see it if you prefer fun and frivolity in your Broadway musicals, not the kind of thought-provoking drama you'll find here. Read more

68 Reviews | 7 Followers
Beautifully sung, Devastating, Powerful, Heartbreaking, Absorbing

See it if Ben Platt was absolutely breathtaking in this piece.

Don't see it if I suppose people who can't handle serious musicals shouldn't see it?

251 Reviews | 53 Followers
Profound, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want see one of the best musicals produced in NYC recently.

Don't see it if You are not interested in complicated musicals based on historical events. Read more

276 Reviews | 85 Followers
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a superb staging of this musical. Everything about this was perfection. The world would benefit from a cast recording!

Don't see it if You want to feel vulnerable to this musical’s story line. It is a beautiful score attached to a heart wrenching true story. Ben Platt = ****

56 Reviews | 12 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you want to see an utterly incredible production of an important musical, with brilliant songs by the genius JRB (conducted by him).

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. No other reason... Read more

92 Reviews | 23 Followers
Must see, Resonant, Epic, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you like a musical that tackles serious matter and dramatically humanize it. This production is incredible. I would score it 120 if allowed.

Don't see it if you can’t get a ticket because you really should see it. It’s one of the best. Read more

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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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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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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