|Howard Miller takes a look at Parade at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre:
What a difference four months makes! Back in November, the Alfred Uhry/Jason Robert Brown powerhouse 1998 musical Parade, about the kangaroo court trial and subsequent lynching of Leo Frank, was produced to generally high acclaim at New York City Center. At that time, and even with strong performances all around, it was Brown's score that reigned supreme. Yet it did seem that the production itself was not up to snuff for reasons I'll get into in a bit.