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Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond

Attention, stage hopefuls! New York City Center's upcoming gala production of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Parade, set to star Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond, is looking for a Mary Phagan. The Telsey Office is conducting a virtual open call for the role, with materials due by September 1. The production begins with a benefit performance November 1 and will continue through November 6.

The casting notice lists the role as age 13-18, female (cis or Transgender), and caucasian. Telsey is seeking a strong mezzo singer who can sing D–D and must be a local hire; no travel or housing is being provided.

Those interested can submit a self-taped audition through September 1. Instructions and materials are available here.

Telling the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man who was wrongfully accused and convicted of murdering 13-year-old Mary Phagan in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1913, Parade features a score by Brown and a book by Uhry. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1998, receiving nine 1999 Tony nominations and winning two, for its book and score. In the years since, a major revision premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2007, which later played Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum in 2009. Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti led a concert presentation in 2015 at New York City's then Avery Fisher Hall.

City Center's production will be helmed by two-time Tony nominee Michael Arden (Once On This Island, Spring Awakening), who plans to incorporate trial photography and projections. This production of Parade was licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI).

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