Gary Griffin will direct Manhattan Concert Productions' February 16, 2015 presentation of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's musical Parade at Avery Fisher Hall. The one-night-only concert comes on the heels of MCP's acclaimed stagings of Titanic and Ragtime.
Griffin also serves as the director of Brown's upcoming Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. Brown, who won a Tony Award for his Parade score in 1999, will serve as the concert's musical director.
Parade, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 1998, dramatizes the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank, who was accused and convicted of raping and murdering his 13-year-old employee in Atlanta, Georgia. The musical, which originally starred Brent Carver and Carolee Carmello in Drama Desk Award-winning performances, also received a Tony for Uhry's book and the Drama Desk for Outstanding Musical.
The concert production will feature a full, professional Broadway cast, a choir of over 200 auditioned singers, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. No casting for this production has yet been announced.
Tickets will go on sale September 2.
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