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Brandon Victor Dixon Reprises Role in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Beginning Tonight in the West End


Brandon Victor Dixon will reprise his role as 'Haywood Patterson' in The Scottsboro Boys when the musical arrives in the West End beginning tonight, October 4, 2014 at the Garrick Theatre.

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS began at the Vineyard Theatre in New York in 2010, staged by Susan Stroman, transferred to Broadway, played the Young Vic Theatre last year, and is now headed for another big stage in London.

Also set to reprise their roles in the show are Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon, James T. Lane and Julian Glover. Joining them are Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer.

The original production of The Scottsboro Boys garnered 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Director.

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.

Dixon is currently starring as Berry Gordy in Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Dixon has also starred in Broadway's The Color Purple and off-Broadway's RENT and House of Flowers, as well as The Lion King in Chicago.

Pictured: Brandon Victor Dixon in The Scottsboro Boys at the Vineyard Theatre in 2010. Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg.

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