SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Return to SpeakEasy for Four Weeks
Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. The entire original cast will return to the production, which has been hailed as "a powerful and vivid reminder of racial injustice both past and present." Tickets for the added performances are now on sale.
"I am thrilled to have another opportunity to share THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS with Boston audiences," said SpeakEasy Founder and Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault. "Rarely have I been more proud of a production, and rarely has a show seemed as timely and important as this one."
Featuring music and lyrics by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by David Thompson, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS brings to light the shocking true story of nine African American teenagers jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. With an exhilarating and infectious score that mixes gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, the show flips the script on the classic minstrel construct to lay bare the fateful case that inspired the American civil rights movement. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards during it initial Broadway engagement, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is also notable as the final collaboration between Kander and Ebb, whose works include such musical theatre classics as Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Mr. Daigneault, who directed the company's initial engagement of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, will oversee the remount. Winner of the 2014 Elliot Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, Mr. Daigneault's SpeakEasy directing credits include productions of Significant Other, Violet, Mothers & Sons, Big Fish, The Color Purple, In the Heights, and Next to Normal.
Also on the artistic team are music director Matthew Stern and choreographer Ilyse Robbins.
The entire original cast will be back for these additional performances. They are: Darren Bunch, Shalaye Camillo, Taavon Gamble, Russell Garrett, De'Lon Grant, Brandon G. Green,Sheldon Henry, Wakeem Jones, Steven Martin, Darrell Morris, Jr., Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Aaron Michael Ray, and Isaiah Reynolds.
The second installment of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will run for four weeks, December 30, 2016 through January 22, 2017, in the Roberts Studio Theatre in the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in Boston's South End.
Ticket prices start at $25, with discounts for students, seniors, and persons age 25 and under. For tickets or more information, the public is invited to call the box office at 617.933.8600 or visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.
Photo credit: Nile Hawver / Nile Scott Shots