A Bold and Thrilling New Musical from the Creators of Chicago and Cabaret
12 TONY AWARD® NOMINATIONS!
"It knocked me out. Probably the best show I've seen in 10 years." - Whoopi Goldberg
Truth, Justice and the Persistence of Memory: Reassessing the Case of The Scottsboro Boys
By Lynell George. In March of 1931, nine black youths, aimed toward nine different paths, hopped a freight train snaking through the Southern belly of the United States. When they would disembark — miles and miles before reaching their intended destinations — those nine lives would be forever, inextricably linked. Read more.
The final collaboration by musical theatre giants Kander & Ebb is their most daring, original and rewarding.
The Scottsboro Boys will have you tapping your toes and screaming for justice as the tables are turned on one of the most infamous events in American history: nine African American men accused of a crime they did not commit.
“The best new musical of the year. A cause for rejoicing! Stunning! Grade A!”
- Entertainment Weekly
This wildly entertaining show shocks and delights, and reverberates with glorious music, inspired storytelling, innovative staging and extraordinary performances. You’ll rejoice at the emotionally-charged power of The Scottsboro Boys.
“The fearlessly inventive show left me feeling elevated as only original works of art can.”
- Los Angeles Times
Five-time Tony Award®-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) directs and choreographs with a book by David Thompson (Chicago revival) and music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb.
“It is impossible not to be thrilled.”
-The Wall Street Journal
After 82 Years, Lawmakers Vote To Pardon The Scottsboro Boys
The legacy of the Scottsboro Boys is secure. Alabama is now moving to repair its own legacy and correct past injustices…
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Watch The Scottsboro Boys performance at the 2011 Tony Awards