- New Broadway Writer: Jason Robert Brown (Karaoke)
Parade Sheet Music (Vocal Selections)
- Parade Original Broadway Cast Recording
Parade is the sombre reenactment of actual events that occured in Atlanta, Georgia in 1913.
Although Leo Frank was convicted of the murder of Mary Phagan, there were many who viewed his conviction as based on anti-sematism rather than evidence. While originally sentenced to death, Leo's sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by Georgia's Governer. Within 2 months of Leo receiving the commuted sentence, he was lynched - dragged from the prison and hung from a tree.
This show reflects Alfred Uhry's personal view that Jim Conley, the factory's janitor, was the actual killer.
Audition Preparation Suggestions for
This show features characters of a specific ethnicity.
- Leo Frank
- A Jewish pencil factory manager from Brooklyn
- Lucille Frank
- Leo's wife
- Mary Phagan
- a factory girl, murdered at the beginning of the show
- Newt Lee
- A black night watchman who finds Mary's body
- Jim Conley (27)
- a black janitor at the factory
- Judge Roan
- Governor Slaton
- governor of Georgia
- J. B. Adams
- Frank's attorney
- Hugh Dorsey
- ambitious prosecutor
- Tom Watson
- satanic newspaper publisher
- Fiddlin' John, Frankie Epps, Britt Craig, Mrs Phagan