The March 11 evening performance of Broadway’s “Parade” was canceled due to technical difficulties, producers have confirmed.
The 8:00 p.m. show at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre was canceled after the audience had already been seated. “The producers apologize to audience members for the inconvenience,” reads a statement from the production. “Ticketholders should contact their original point of purchase to reschedule.”
According to a source who was in the audience, the doors to the theater opened late. Patrons were let inside the Jacobs at approximately 7:50 p.m. Audiences then waited past the curtain time (and the customary grace period of a few minutes). At approximately 8:20 p.m., a member of the backstage staff arrived onstage and announced that the performance would not go on due to issues with the video system.
The Sunday, March 12 performance is scheduled to continue as planned. “Parade” is currently in previews ahead of an opening night set for March 16. The production ran from Nov. 1-6, 2022, as part of City Center’s 2022-2023 season.
“Parade,” co-conceived by Harold Prince, features a book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. The production stars Ben Platt and Micaela Diamond as Leo and Lucille Frank, respectively.
“Parade” is being produced on Broadway by Seaview and Ambassador Theatre Group.