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Lyceum Theatre

This new musical by the legendary song-writing team of Kander and Ebb explores the infamous “Scottsboro” case of the 1930s, in which a group of African-American teenagers were unjustly accused of attacking two white women, and the boys’ attempts to prove their innocence.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Dec. 12, 2010.

Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Previews Oct 7, 2010
Opening Oct 31, 2010
Closing Dec 12, 2010


What Is the Story of The Scottsboro Boys?
In rural Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931, nine young African-Americans are pulled from a train and accused of raping two white women. Although the men (including one underage teen) are not guilty, they endure multiple trials, convictions and appeals, including several in which they are defended by a New York lawyer sent to Alabama by the Communist party. Surrounded by racism, they attempt to prevail in an infamous case that helped give rise to the modern Civil Rights movement.

Critics' Reviews

"A powerful and provocative musical. An absolute marvel. The creators — including director and choreographer Susan Stroman and book writer David Thompson — walk a fine line between satire and alienation, but emerge with what surely must be the edgiest play on Broadway. "

Review by Mark Kennedy from The Associated Press

"The show is vibrantly alive. A thrillingly inventive and entertaining night at the theater. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be moved. What could be more Broadway than that?"

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post

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