From the creators of Chicago and Cabaret
12 TONY AWARD® NOMINATIONS!
The music will thrill you.
The story will change you.
LA TIMES RAVES: “A DAZZLING SHOW”
“…don't miss the opportunity to catch one of the most inventive American musicals to come around in a long while.” Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times. READ MORE
Another rave from Orange County Register:
“Kander and Ebb don't sugar-coat anything. But they somehow tell an almost unbearably sad tale while keeping you riveted until the end. ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ works as a history lesson, never panders, and even gives you some catchy tunes to hum on the drive home. It's a thrilling feat and a fitting goodbye from one of Broadway's greatest teams.” – Paul Hodgins
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.
A look at some quick scenes from The Scottsboro Boys.
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 hollering 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!”
- 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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Joshua Henry reprises his Tony-nominated role
LA Times Feature article by Barbara Isenberg: Actor Joshua Henry admits he didn't know much about the Scottsboro defendants before auditioning to play one of them in the musical "The Scottsboro Boys." But the scenes he received to prepare for that audition were powerful. As for the "gorgeous" song excerpts from songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, Henry says, "I thought to myself, 'I'd like to be singing these songs eight times a week.'" He did just that when… read more online
Watch TheScottsboro Boys performance at the 2011 Tony Awards
The Scottsboro Boys 2010 Broadway Cast Recording
"It knocked me out. Probably the best show I've seen in 10 years." - Whoopi Goldberg