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Ford's Theatre
at E Street NW 511 Tenth Street NW Washington, DC 20004
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14 reviews
6 stars
Although we wanted to take Metro which is only two blocks away, they were doing track work and it would have taken us too long. There are numerous parking garages in the area. The lot next to the theater is the most expensive at $30, but just two blocks away, we paid $10.
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14 reviews
6 stars
The theater is right in the heart of the theater district. Between Warner and Verizon Center so there are lots of places to eat
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102 ratings
4.3 average rating
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Bryant Centofanti Red Velvet
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12 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 06 2011

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,...continued

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14 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 24 2011

Very good acting and singing.

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9 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 06 2011

It started out really weak. I was sitting there thinking that this surely wasn't London. Then it started picking up and I started hearing some songs I liked. The Leo Frank character was able to make a major shift in persona at one point. ...continued

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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.