T.R. Knight Joins a Parade After Grey's Anatomy

The actor wasted no time in scoring big musical gig after announcing he was leaving the television medical drama

By Marc Malkin Jun 22, 2009 3:10 PMTags
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T.R. Knight is going back to his theatrical roots.

Fresh from the official confirmation that the actor will not be returning to Grey's Anatomy, it's been announced that he will star as Leo Frank in an upcoming production of the musical Parade at L.A.'s Mark Taper Forum.

The show, which won two Tonys after debuting on Broadway in 1998, tells the real-life story of Frank, a Jewish Southerner who was lynched in 1915. He was accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl in Georgia. It's widely believed that Frank was wrongly convicted amid growing anti-Semitic tensions in the South.

So when can we see Knight on stage?

Rehearsals will begin in mid-August, with previews starting Sept. 24. Opening night is Oct. 4, and the play is expected to run until Nov. 15.

Knight's costars have not been announced.

"I am very fortunate to return to the theater playing Leo Frank in this incredible, acclaimed production of Parade," Knight told the Los Angeles Times. "After a five-year break, it feels great to be on stage again."

Knight appeared opposite Patti LuPone in a 2001 Broadway revival of Noises Off as well as in the 2003 production of Tartuffe. His last New York stage gig was in 2004, in the off-Broadway drama Boy.


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