New in 2010 A new musical about a group of young black men falsely accused of a heinous crime in pre-Civil Rights America, with music by the legendary songwriters Kander and Ebb and direction by Tony-winner Susan Stroman. Closes December 12th.
The Broadway production of The Scottsboro Boys closed December 12, 2010. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers:
"The Scottsboro Boys" is based on the case in the 1930s, where nine African American men were unjustly accused of attacking two white women on a train in Alabama. The young men were convicted by an all-white jury and spent years in jail, while the case was tried and retried. In the tradition of their classic musicals "Cabaret" and "Chicago," Kander and Ebb explore this dark chapter of American history in a daringly inventive and startling entertainment.
This show had a successful engagement at Off-Broadway's Vineyard Theatre early in 2010. In his review of that production, the AP's Michael Kuchwara said "Its intentions are serious, its execution pretty much pitch perfect, and its entertainment value of the highest order." The show was subsequently produced at Minneapolis' Guthrie Theater, where it was revamped slightly, but its provocative "minstrel show" format remains intact.