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Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson

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"The Scottsboro Boys" with music and lyrics by Kander & Ebb (writers of "Chicago," "Cabaret," "Zorba" and more) and book by David Thompson, directed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, celebreated its opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre last night, May 29th.

BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below, featuring celebrity guests Paula Abdul, Angela Bassett, Brely Evans, Zoela Gaye, Jason George, Kearran Giovanni, Sam Harris, Regina King, Kenny Lattimore, Dawnn Lewis, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Clifton Powell, Barry Shabaka Henley, Calvin Sykes, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Terri White, Kym Whitley and more!

The bold and wildly entertaining "The Scottsboro Boys" explores a shocking and pivotal chapter in American history with arresting originality, innovative staging and piercing new songs. The show is based on the infamous "Scottsboro" case in the 1930s, and tells the story of the nine unjustly accused African American men whose lives would eventually spark the Civil Rights Movement. "The Scottsboro Boys" received 12 Tony Award nominations in 2011, including Best Musical.

The Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles, Calif. "The Scottsboro Boys" continues through June 30, 2013. Tickets are available in person at the CTG box office, by phone (213) 972-4400 or online at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The atmosphere at the party for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The atmosphere at the party for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The atmosphere at the party for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The atmosphere at the party for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The atmosphere at the party for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Kearran Giovanni

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Kearran Giovanni

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Dawnn Lewis

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Dawnn Lewis

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Jason George

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Calvin Sykes

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Kenny Lattimore

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Zoela Gaye

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Barry Shabaka Henley

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Terri White

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actor Erich Bergen

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
From left, actors Kenny Lattimore and Angela Bassett

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Angela Bassett

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Angela Bassett

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Regina King

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Regina King

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Paula Abdul

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Paula Abdul

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The cast take their bows during the curtain call for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
The cast take their bows during the curtain call for the opening night performance of "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
CTG Artistic Director's Circle member Judie Stein and cast member Hal Linden

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members C. Kelly Wright and Trent Armand Kendall

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Understudy Ayanna Berkshire and CTG Producing Director Douglas C. Baker

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Dawnn Lewis and cast member Deandre Sevon talk backstage

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member David Bazemore and Paula Abdul talk backstage

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member David Bazemore and actress Angela Bassett

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Understudy Ayanna Berkshire and Paula Abdul

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Trent Armand Kendall and actress Dawnn Lewis

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member Trent Armand Kendall, actress Dawnn Lewis and actor Kenny Lattimore

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member Christian Dante White and actor Erich Bergen

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Dawnn Lewis, cast member Joshua Henry and actress Kiki Shepard

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members Max Kumangai, Ayanna Berkshire and Shavey Brown

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members David Bazemore, Justin Prescott, Clinton Roane and Cedric Sanders

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members Christopher James Culberson, Shavey Brown and Gilbert L. Bailey II

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Christopher James Culberson

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Trent Armand Kendall

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Trent Armand Kendall

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member Hal Linden and actor Kenny Lattimore

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Actress Angela Bassett and cast member Joshua Henry

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member Joshua Henry and Paula Abdul

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member Trent Armand Kendall and Paula Abdul

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members Hal Linden and Joshua Henry

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast member Gilbert L. Bailey II, actress Angela Bassett and cast members Trent Armand Kendall and Deandre Sevon

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members Trent Armand Kendall, Deandre Sevon, City Councilwoman Jan Perry and CTG Managing Director Edward L. Rada

Photos: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
Cast members Trent Armand Kendall, Joshua Henry, Hal Linden and JC Montgomery


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