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The Scottsboro Boys - 2010 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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The Scottsboro Boys is based on the notorious "Scottsboro" case in the 1930s, where nine African American men were unjustly accused of attacking two white women on a train in Alabama. The young men were convicted by an all-white jury and spent years in jail, while the case was tried and retried. In the tradition of their classic musicals Cabaret and Chicago, Kander and Ebb explore this dark chapter of American history in a daringly inventive and startling entertainment.

Running Time:

1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Scottsboro Boys


'The Scottsboro Boys': A memorable musical - USA Today
In short, Scottsboro, which opened Sunday at the Lyceum Theatre, wears its social conscience and its political incorrectness on its sleeve. And while the result is thoughtful, vibrant entertainment, the earnestness and irreverence can seem self-conscious.

'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Lyceum Theatre - Los Angeles Times
"The Scottsboro Boys" rises in pathos as the fate of the imprisoned men is revealed. Not everyone in the audience will be able to trust their teary emotion—is this another of the musical’s subversive traps?—but it’s one of the few times that the show seems to belong on Broadway.


 



 

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by Robert Diamond - December 12, 2010
In honor of the show's (unfortunate) premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show along with interviews with the cast and creative from the show's opening night!
by Robert Diamond - December 12, 2010
In honor of the show's (unfortunate) premature closing today, we present video highlights of the show in performance.
by Robert Diamond - December 12, 2010
One of the most anticipated Broadway Musicals of the season, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, featuring the creative team including legendary musical theatre composer John Kander, Tony and Emmy-nominated book writer David Thompson, five-time Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman, and the acclaimed cast met the press in anticipation of their Broadway opening this fall. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld was on hand for this electric event and bring you musical highlights and interviews with the cast and creative team!
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2010
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway this Sunday, December 12.
by Rialto Chatter - December 10, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports today that THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS may return to Broadway in the Spring for a repeat run just before the Tony Awards. According to the report, once THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS shutters in on Sunday, the producers are 'planning to put together a national tour for the musical and [hope] to bring it back to Broadway for a limited run before the Tony Awards in the spring.'
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 2010
On Wednesday, December 9, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will host a post-show talkback, moderated by CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford ("CBS Evening News," "Face the Nation," "Early Show," "CBS Sunday Morning").
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 8, 2010
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway this Sunday, December 12.
by Rialto Chatter - December 3, 2010
Deadline.com reports today that Precious mastermind Lee Daniels has his eye on a screen adaptation of Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS, playing out its final performances at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. According to the report: 'While The Scottsboro Boys ends its Broadway run on December 12 at the Lyceum Theatre, there are flickers of hope that the last collaboration between songwriting legends John Kander and Fred Ebb will have a feature future. I'm told that Oscar-nominated Precious director Lee Daniels has seen the show several times and is in early conversations to develop it.'
by Gabrielle Sierra - December 3, 2010
On Wednesday, December 9, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will host a post-show talkback, moderated by CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford ("CBS Evening News," "Face the Nation," "Early Show," "CBS Sunday Morning").
by Walter McBride - December 2, 2010
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12. The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews. Previews began on October 7. THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the last collaboration of Broadway songwriting legends John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musical features a book by David Thompson and is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Yesterday, December 1, John Kander and the Boys visited Borders Book Store in New York to talk all things SCOTTSBORO and sign copies of the Vineyard production cast album. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.
by Robert Diamond - November 30, 2010
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12. The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews. Previews began on October 7.
by Gabrielle Sierra - November 29, 2010
On December 1, World AIDS Day, Borders will be giving customers a chance to give back. The retailer will be donating up to 25%* of a customer's total sale to Lifebeat, the music industry's HIV/AIDS prevention charity in America.
by Robert Diamond - November 29, 2010
On THE VIEW today, Monday, November 29, 2010, THE VIEW host Whoopi Goldberg said 'We want to give you good news. So, here's some good news. I think that one of the best shows, one of my favorite shows on Broadway is called THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, it's magnificent, it's great. All the members of our studio audience, you're all going home with a pair of tickets to see it! It's a fantastic show, fantastic!'
by Ben Peltz - November 23, 2010
Although Broadway has a history of great artistic success from adapting existing sources for the musical stage (My Fair Lady, Show Boat, Gypsy...) the past decade's ever-increasing trend of turning popular films, novels that inspired popular films and songwriter's catalogues into musicals has, in many minds, elevated the status of the completely original musical; particularly original musicals by American authors.
by Peter James Zielinski - November 22, 2010
The cast and crew of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS welcomed yet another star visitor this week, stage and screen vet James Earl Jones, on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Denzel Washington and Whoopi Goldberg are among the shows additional fans. Jones is in town starring on Broadway in DRIVING MISS DAISY alongside Vanessa Redgrave. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2010
The Tony and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) will continue its popular VINEYARD VOICES - a series of panel discussions with leading figures from the theatre community - on Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. with an evening entitled, "THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS: From Inception to Broadway," it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 18, 2010
On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive video highlights below. In this clip, watch Josh Henry honor the Weisslers with a performance from THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS.
by Robert Diamond - November 15, 2010
On the Monday, November 15, 2010 episode of the ABC show, THE VIEW, host Whoopi Goldberg talked about THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Here's what she said...
by Robert Diamond - November 13, 2010
In this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly (November 19th is the cover date), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS makes the magazine's 'The Must List'. Writing about the show, the magazine notes that 'As musicals go, the telling of the painful history of nine black men falsely accused of rape in 1931 could seem a challenge. But Boys is a moving, subversive look at America's racist past, set to a glorious score.'

The Scottsboro Boys Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Scottsboro Boys have their been?
The Scottsboro Boys has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2010, West End which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2014.

What other awards has The Scottsboro Boys been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Thompson, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Hochman and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Hylenski.

What other awards has The Scottsboro Boys won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Thompson Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Hochman Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Hylenski.

What productions of The Scottsboro Boys have their been?
The Scottsboro Boys has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2010, West End which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2014.

What awards has The Scottsboro Boys been nominated for?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Thompson, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Hochman and Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Hylenski.

What awards has The Scottsboro Boys won?
Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for David Thompson Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Susan Stroman Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Fred Ebb Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Scottsboro Boys Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Hochman Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Peter Hylenski.

What is the order of songs in The Scottsboro Boys and what's the order?
Fiddle Intro
Commencing In Chattanooga
Alabama Ladies
Nothin'
Electric Chair
Go Back Home
Shout!
Make Friends With The Truth
That's Not The Way We Do Things Around Here
Never Too Late
Financial Advice
Southern Days
Alabama Ladies (Reprise)
It's Gonna Take Time
Zat So?
You Can't Do Me
The Scottsboro Boys

What productions of The Scottsboro Boys have there been?
The Scottsboro Boys has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2010, West End which opened in 2013 and West End which opened in 2014.