PHOTOS: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

With the show having opened Off-Broadway last night, it’s time for us to see what The Scottsboro Boys looks like for ourselves. Here’s a gallery of photographs by Carol Rosegg and Richard Termine.

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With a book by David Thompson, The Scottsboro Boys features a score by John Kander and Fred Ebb – sadly, a posthumous premiere for Ebb. The show is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and has a limited run Off-Broadway. With any luck, we’ll see a Broadway transfer of this show, which seems to be the most astutely political small scale musical since Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins. Dealing with the issue of racial injustice, the musical delves into the infamous “Scottsboro” case of the 1930’s when a group of African American teenagers were unjustly accused of attacking two white women and the boys’ attempts to prove that they were innocent of that crime.

John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon and Colman Domingo head up the cast, which also features Sean Bradford, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington, Cody Ryan Wise and Christian Dante White.

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One Response to PHOTOS: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

  1. This looks like an incredible production. I remember studying this case in my anthropology class, and it is shocking. I wonder how the subject material will be handled? Will it be like Parade, taking the pure dramatic route, or like Assassins, which has an infinitely more cynical feel? I suppose with Kander and Ebb, it could go either way.

    I’m always stoked about new shows by Kander and Ebb. I thought the end was going to be Curtains and rehashes of The Visit, but I’m glad that there’s one last thing we get to see from them.

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