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.
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.