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The Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys

by John Kander, Fred Ebb and David Thompson

Based on a Real-Life Event

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The Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys

Told in minstrel show style, this musical tells the real-life story of the nine Scottsboro boys accused of raping two white girls, following them as they hope and despair on the way to trail.

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Composer and Lyricist
John Kander


Composer and Lyricist
Fred Ebb


David Thompson

Broadway Premiere

Lyceum Theatre
Opening Night
September 21, 2010
Total Performances
Original Cast
Colman Domingo, Joshua Henry, Sean Bradford, Rodney Hicks, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington
Susan Stroman
Susan Stroman
Barry & Fran Weissler, Jacki Barlia Florin, Janet Pailet/Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President), Beechwood Entertainment, Broadway Across America, Mark Zimmerman, Adam Blanshay/R2D2 Productions, Rick Danzansky/Barry Tatelman, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Allen Spivak/Jerry Frankel, Bard Theatricals/Probo Productions/Randy Donaldson, Catherine Schreiber/Michael Palitz/Patti Laskawy and Vineyard Theatre
Musical Director
David Loud
Larry Hochman
Scenic Design
Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Peter Hylenski


Original Broadway Cast Album

Original London Cast Album



2010 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Lyrics - John Kander & Fred Ebb
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actor in the 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
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Peter Hylenski

2010 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Production of a Musical
Distinguished Performance - Brandon Victor Dixon

2010 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical (tie)
Outstanding New Score
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Susan Stroman
Outstanding Choreographer - Susan Stroman
Outstanding Lighting Design - Kevin Adams
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Brandon Victor Dixon

2010 Lucille Lortel Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Choreographer - Susan Stroman
Outstanding Lead Actor - Brandon Victor Dixon

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