Monday, April 27, 2015

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

Off-Broadway opening: March 10th, 2010
Broadway opening: October 10th, 2010 - Run: 49 performances

Directed by Susan Stroman - Book by David Thompson - Additional Lyrics by John Kander - Choreography by Susan Stroman - Orchestrations by Larry Hochman

Cast: Sean Bradford, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington, Cody Ryan Wise and Christian Dante White

The plot: “The show deals with the famous Scottsboro case of the 1930s, in which a group of young African American teenagers were accused of raping two white women on a freight train to Memphis, Tennessee. Their attempts to prove their innocence and their treatment by the justice system, which provoked a national outrage, sparked the American Civil Rights movement.” in Wikipedia

Awards: Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics; Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Choreographer
          
Awards Nominations: Tony Award for Best Musical, Book, Original Score, Actor in a Leading Role (Joshua Henry), Actor in a Featured Role (Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon), Choreography, Director, Orchestrations, Scenic Design, Lighting Design and Sound Design.

Drama Desk for Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Brandon Victor Dixon), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Susan Stroman), Outstanding Choreography (Susan Stroman), Outstanding Music (John Kander & Fred Ebb), Outstanding Book of a Musical (David Thompson), Outstanding Orchestrations (Larry Hochman) and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Peter Hylenski). - Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway), Outstanding Director of a Musical (Susan Stroman), Outstanding Choreographer (Susan Stroman), Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Brandon Victor Dixon). - Lucille Lortel for Outstanding Lead Actor (Brandon Victor Dixon). - Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a Musical.


Tracks: Minstrel March - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey! - Commencing in Chattanooga - Alabama Ladies - Nothin' - Electric Chair - Go Back Home - Shout! - Make Friends With the Truth - That's Not the Way We Do Things - Never Too Late - Financial Advice - Southern Days - Alabama Ladies (Reprise) - It's Gonna Take Time - Zat So - You Can't Do Me - The Scottsboro Boys 

Photos by Paul Kolnik & Sara Krulwich

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