Parade: Award-Winning Musical at Ford's Theatre
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The last date listed for Parade was Saturday October 29, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $52.00
- Our Price:
- $22.00 - $27.00
One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, Violet has wowed critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic, toe-tapping gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change). Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, Violet tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. She meets two young soldiers along the way who teach her about love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, this Ford's Theatre production is directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Bryant Centofanti
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This 1999 double TONY winner (best book, best score) was given a first-class treatment by Ford's Theatre (and Theatre J). The book, written by Alfred Uhry and based on a true story about prejudice, anti-semitism and mob violence in 1913 Georgia, was moving and told the story well, if somewhat slowly. The music/lyrics (by Jason Robert Brown) were appropriate to the actions and the mood the story was telling. For me, the real strength of this production was the VERY strong cast, all with excellent singing voices and strong acting skills! Very definitely worth the time and money!
The Tony Award-winning musical drama Parade is based on the true story of Leo Frank’s trial and lynching in early 20th-century Atlanta. Ostracized for his faith and Northern heritage, Jewish factory manager Leo Frank is accused of murdering a teenaged factory girl the day of the annual Confederate Memorial Day parade. Alfred Uhry’s award-winning book and Jason Robert Brown’s rousing, colorful and haunting score illuminate a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension. Isolated from the world, Leo develops a new and deeper love for his wife, who tirelessly crusades for his freedom. Stephen Rayne (The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Sabrina Fair) directs this compelling and provocative tale of justice miscarried, revealing a country at odds with its declarations of equality. Tony Award-nominee Euan Morton stars as Leo Frank.
Part of the Lincoln Legacy Project, a five-year effort to create a dialogue in our nation’s capital around the issues of tolerance, equality and acceptance.
Parade is a co-production with Theater J and presented in association with the Lincoln Legacy partners.