Ben Platt & Micaela Diamond To Star In 'Parade' At NY City Center

New York City Center announced today the Annual Gala Presentation for the 2022 – 2023 season will be a production of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s 1998 Tony Award-winning musical Parade. Opening with a Gala benefit performance on Tuesday, November 1, the production will run through November 6, 2022. Funds raised by all seven performances will allow City Center to continue to provide access to the performing arts by subsidizing education programs and affordable tickets throughout the year.

Jason Robert Brown (music and lyrics) and Alfred Uhry (book) both won Tony Awards for their juxtaposition of brutal historical detail with hauntingly pastoral lyricism in this musical interpretation of the 1913 trial of Jewish factory manager Leo Frank in Marietta, Georgia. The City Center Annual Gala Presentation will star Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hanson) as Frank and Micaela Diamond (The Cher Show) as his wife Lucille. Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Once on This Island, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening) leads the production, embracing the true-crime courtroom drama of the piece by incorporating trial photography and projections to starkly contrast the sweeping beauty of Brown’s Tony-winning score.

Full programming for New York City Center’s 2022 – 2023 season will be announced in June.

Members get exclusive access to tickets beginning May 19 before the general public on June 14. Tickets starting at $35 can be purchased online at, by calling 212.581.1212, or in person at the City Center Box Office. New York City Center is located at 131 W 55th St between Sixth and Seventh avenues.