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The Scottsboro Boys in the news

KANDER & EBB’S

 


IN THE NEWS

Production featured IN

THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK MAGAZINE,

PAPER MAGAZINE AND JERUSALEM POST

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the thrilling final collaboration by musical theatre giants John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). Based on the notorious “Scottsboro” case in the 1930s (in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of a terrible crime) this daring and wildly entertaining musical explores a fascinating chapter in American history with brilliant originality. This critically-acclaimed production, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) and featuring a book by David Thompson (who adapted the script for Chicago‘s record-breaking revival), comes to Broadway following a sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre. The production was further developed this summer at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the winner of the 2010 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics.   The show has also been nominated for four AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, including Outstanding Musical Production.

Set design is by Beowulf Boritt, costume design is by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design is Ken Billington and sound design is by Peter Hylenski.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman, with musical arrangements by Glen Kelly.  Music direction is by David Loud.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler, Jacki Barlia Florin, Janet Pailet/Sharon Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Nederlander Presentations Inc./The Shubert Organization Inc., 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, Vineyard Theatre.

The production, which opened October 31 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), has been in the news lately: Continue reading

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Critics rave for The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway

CRITICS RAVE FOR


ON BROADWAY

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the thrilling final collaboration by musical theatre giants John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret), opened Sunday, October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).

Based on the notorious “Scottsboro” case in the 1930s (in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of a terrible crime) this daring and wildly entertaining musical explores a fascinating chapter in American history with brilliant originality.  The production is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) and features a book by David Thompson (who adapted the script for Chicago‘s record-breaking revival.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS stars John Cullum as Interlocutor, Joshua Henry as Haywood Patterson, Colman Domingo as Mr. Bones, Forrest McClendon as Mr. Tambo, Sharon Washington as The Lady, Josh Breckenridge as Olen Montgomery, Derrick Cobey as Andy Wright, Jeremy Gumbs as Eugene Williams, Rodney Hicks as Clarence Norris, Kendrick Jones as Willie Roberson, James T. Lane as Ozie Powell and Ruby Bates, Julius Thomas III as Roy Wright, and Christian Dante White as Charles Weems and Victoria Price.   The production also features E. Clayton Cornelious, JC Montgomery, Clinton Roane and Robin S. Walker.

Here’s a sample of what critics had to say about THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS on Broadway: Continue reading

Cast recording for The Scottsboro Boys released today

“four out of four stars!  A MASTERWORK – daring and highly entertaining!

If you see one show this season, make it THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS!”

Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK POST

four out of four stars! Susan Stroman is in top form here! Soaring music,

some of Kander & Ebb’s best!”

Jeremy Gerard, BLOOMBERG NEWS

“Pitch perfect.  A STAGGERINGLY INVENTIVE piece of musical theatre.

Entertainment of the highest order, with INSPIRED direction and choreography

by Susan Stroman.  An EXHILARATING evening of theatre!”

Michael Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS

WINNER! LORTEL AWARD – BEST NEW MUSICAL

WINNER! OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING FOR

RELEASED TODAY ON JAY RECORDS

OPENING NIGHT OCTOBER 31 AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE

Music and lyrics by JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB

Book by DAVID THOMPSON

Direction and Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN

The original cast recording for THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS , the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, has been released today on JAY Records.   The recording features the cast of the Vineyard Theatre’s Off-Broadway premiere.   The CD is available in stores and for online purchase or download at www.jayrecords.com.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS began previews on October 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).   Opening Night is Sunday, October 31

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THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Featured in the News as Previews Begin Tonight

BEGINS PREVIEWS TONIGHT,

OCTOBER 7 2010

Production recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Playbill Magazine, Playbill.com, Broadway.com, TheaterMania.com and Broadwayworld.com

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the thrilling final collaboration by musical theatre giants John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret). Based on the notorious “Scottsboro” case in the 1930s (in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of a terrible crime) this daring and wildly entertaining musical explores a fascinating chapter in American history with brilliant originality. This critically-acclaimed production, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers) and featuring a book by David Thompson (who adapted the script for Chicago‘s record-breaking revival), comes to Broadway following a sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre.

The production is the winner of the 2010 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics.   The show has also been nominated for four AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, including Outstanding Musical Production.

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The Scottsboro Boys begins previews tonight at the Lyceum Theatre

four out of four stars!  A MASTERWORK – daring and highly entertaining!

If you see one show this season, make it THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS!”

Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK POST

four out of four stars! Susan Stroman is in top form here! Soaring music, some of Kander & Ebb’s best!”

Jeremy Gerard, BLOOMBERG NEWS

“Pitch perfect.  A STAGGERINGLY INVENTIVE piece of musical theatre. Entertainment of the highest order, with INSPIRED direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. An EXHILARATING evening of theatre!”

Michael Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS

WINNER! LORTEL AWARD – BEST NEW MUSICAL

WINNER! OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD – BEST OFF-BROADWAY MUSICAL

PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT FOR


ON BROADWAY

OPENING NIGHT OCTOBER 31 AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE

Music and lyrics by JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB

Book by DAVID THOMPSON

Direction and Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, begins previews tomorrow night at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).   Opening Night is Sunday, October 31

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS stars John Cullum as Interlocutor, Joshua Henry as Haywood Patterson, Colman Domingo as Mr. Bones, Forrest McClendon as Mr. Tambo, Sharon Washington as The Lady, Josh Breckenridge as Olen Montgomery, Derrick Cobey as Andy Wright, Jeremy Gumbs as Eugene Williams, Rodney Hicks as Clarence Norris, Kendrick Jones as Willie Roberson, James T. Lane as Ozie Powell and Ruby Bates, Julius Thomas III as Roy Wright, and Christian Dante White as Charles Weems and Victoria Price.   The production also features E. Clayton Cornelious, JC Montgomery, Clinton Roane and Cherene Snow.

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The Scottsboro Boys announces student rush

STUDENT RUSH POLICY ANNOUNCED FOR


ON BROADWAY

PREVIEWS BEGIN ON THURSDAY AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE

OPENING NIGHT, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31

Music and lyrics by JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB

Book by DAVID THOMPSON

Direction and Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN

The producers of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, are pleased to announce a student rush policy.  THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS begins previews on Thursday at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street).  Opening night is Sunday, October 31.

Each morning when the box office opens, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will have a limited number of select seating student rush tickets for purchase for that day’s matinee or evening performance, as applicable. Tickets are $26.50 each, subject to availability and are available on a first come, first served basis.  There is a limit of two tickets per patron.  Cash or credit card will be accepted and a valid student ID is required.

The tickets will be available at the Lyceum Theatre box office only.  For performances Tuesday through Saturday, the box office opens at 10:00 AM. For Sunday performances, the box office opens at 12:00 PM. On two show days, both the matinee and evening performances will be available for purchase when the box office opens that day. Continue reading

The Scottsboro Boys nominated for four AUDELCO Awards

4 out of four stars!”  A MASTERWORK – daring and highly entertaining!

If you see one show this season, make it THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS!”

Elisabeth Vincentelli, NEW YORK POST

4 out of four stars!”  Susan Stroman is in top form here!

Soaring music, some of Kander & Ebb’s best!”

Jeremy Gerard, BLOOMBERG NEWS

“Pitch perfect.  A STAGGERINGLY INVENTIVE piece of musical theatre.

Entertainment of the highest order, with INSPIRED direction and choreography

by Susan Stroman.  An EXHILIRATING evening of theatre!”

Michael Kuchwara, ASSOCIATED PRESS

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

NOMINATED FOR FOUR AUDELCO AWARDS
INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL PRODUCTION

PREVIEWS BEGIN OCTOBER 7

OPENING NIGHT OCTOBER 31 AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE

Music and lyrics by JOHN KANDER and FRED EBB

Book by DAVID THOMPSON

Direction and Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, has been nominated for four AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre.   The production was nominated for Outstanding Musical Production, Outstanding Director (Susan Stroman), Outstanding Choreographer (Susan Stroman), and Outstanding Musical Performer (Brandon Victor Dixon, who created the role of Haywood Patterson in the Vineyard Theatre’s world premiere production earlier this year).  The 38th Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre will be announced in a ceremony on Monday, November 15 at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, 133rd Street and Convent Avenue.   For more information about the AUDELCO Awards, please call (212) 368-6906 or visit www.audelco.net.

Previews for THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS begin next Thursday, October 7 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street.  Opening night is Sunday, October 31.

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