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AUDIO: First Listen- West End's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Cast Sings 'Shout'


Although the production recently won the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards, The Scottsboro Boys will play its final performance at the Garrick Theatre February 21, 2015. The new album is due to hit shelves this spring, but below, you can check out an audio preview of "Shout".

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS began at theVineyard Theatre in New York in 2010, transferred to Broadway, played the Young Vic Theatre last year, and is now treading the boards in London's West End. The original production of The Scottsboro Boys garnered 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Director.

The Kander and Ebb musical, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, opened October 20 and features original starsBrandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo,Forrest McClendon, James T. Lane and Julian Glover, with new castmembers Dawn Hope,Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer.

The Scottsboro Boys tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey, their lives had been changed forever. Two white women falsely accused the nine of rape. Although one woman recanted, although the court treatment was a tragic miscarriage of justice, they were all convicted. Their subsequent trials and appeals, lasting seven years, deeply divided the nation.

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