Grey's Anatomy's T.R. Knight in Parade at Mark Taper Forum
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Mischo
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This is a heavy piece with a great cast. Set a century ago, it is absolutely relevant to the nation as it is today. Everybody had great voice, including T.R. Knight, whom I had only seen in on television.
Personal note, I tended to enjoy the fast paced numbers more than the more operatic pieces, that's a mood thing, not a slight on craft. The lighting design was severe.(Intentionally) which definitely painted the tone of the emotional canvas of the play.
Definitely spawned some post show discussions.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=7708">video clip</a> of <em>Parade</em>.
- Winner of the 1999 Tony Award for Best Book and Best Music.
- “Southern California's production of the year.” --<em>Variety</em>
- “Brilliant musical... explosive story... a magnificent cast. Catch it before it passes by.” --<em>The Hollywood Reporter</em>
- "This freshly conceived production is... an urgent reminder of what contemporary composers are still capable of achieving.” --<em>Los Angeles Times</em>
- “...one of the most thrilling evenings of a theater-lover’s lifetime.” --<em>Christian Science Monitor</em>
T.R. Knight, formerly of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, will play Leo Frank, with Lara Pulver reprising the role of Lucille Frank in the story recounted in Parade. Knight is known to TV audiences as George on the ABC series. He appeared on Broadway opposite Patti LuPone in the 2001 revival of Noises Off, as well as in Tartuffe and received a Drama Desk nomination for his role in off-Broadway’s Scattergood. Pulver received an Olivier Award nomination for the role in London’s Donmar Warehouse production of Parade and currently appears on the BBC series Robin Hood.
The cast also includes, in alphabetical order, Brad Anderson, Michael Berresse (Obie Award-winner for his work as director/choreographer of [title of show]), Will Collyer, Broadway’s Charlotte d’Amboise (who was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Cassie in the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line and is known to L.A. audiences for the role of Roxie Hart in the first national tour of Chicago), Karole Foreman, Davis Gaines, Laura Griffith, P.J. Griffith, Curt Hansen, Deidrie Henry, Christian Hoff (Tony Award-winner for his role in Jersey Boys), Sarah Jayne Jensen, Lisa Livesay, Hayley Podschun, David St. Louis, Rose Sezniak, Phoebe Strole, Josh Tower and Robert Yacko.