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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.

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About The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway

Previews: Oct 7, 2010 • Opening: Oct 31, 2010 • Closing: Dec 12, 2010
Broadway Musicals Drama
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Lyceum Theatre Lyceum Theatre
149 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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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.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"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. "

The Associated Press

Mark Kennedy

"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?"

The New York Post

Elisabeth Vincentelli

"A memorable musical. Thoughtful, vibrant entertainment!"

USA Today

Elysa Gardner

"Adventurous and dynamic! Directed and choreographed with dazzling verve by Susan Stroman, who offers some of her most vibrant work since 'The Producers'. A terrific cast. Kander and Ebb have written a zesty score. "

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood

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Colman Domingo
Mr. Bones
Haywood Patterson
Rodney Hicks
Clarence Norris
Olen Montgomery
John Cullum
Derrick Cobey
Andy Wright
Ozie Powell
Kendrick Jones
Willie Roberson
Julius Thomas III
Roy Wright
Sharon Washington
A Lady
Jeremy Gumbs
Eugene Williams


Music and Lyrics
John Kander and Fred Ebb
David Thompson
Susan Stroman
Set Designer
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Designer
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Designer
Kevin Adams
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