Does the number have any fans, among those who've seen the revival? When I saw it at a matinee in June, the number felt like what it is: padding, to give a talented leading man more to do. Yet the character didn't need to sing in the bloated and repetitive act two; he needed a love song in act one that would've helped justify the erratic fervor of "Parade." (That's my particular problem with the first act, another subject.) The water treading isn't helpful and this Guys and Dolls esque take late the game is all about actor's performance, not storytelling.