The Signature Theatre presents the D.C. premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s final musical collaboration. Directed by Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes, the production began previews May 22 and will continue through July 1 in the MAX Theatre.
The cast is comprised of Jonathan Adriel (Signature’s Dreamgirls) as Andy Wright, Malik Akil (Broadway’s Holiday Inn) as Charles Weems/Victoria Price, Christopher Bloch (Signature’s Titanic) as The Interlocutor, Chaz Alexander Coffin (Arizona Broadway Theatre’s Hair) as Mr. Tambo, Felicia Curry (Signature’s Les Misérables) as The Lady, C.K. Edwards (Broadway’s Shuffle Along) as Roy Wright, DeWitt Fleming, Jr. (Signature’s Jelly’s Last Jam) as Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates, Andre Hinds (Signature’s Crazy for You) as Willie Roberson, Darrell Wayne Purcell (Olympics Uber Alles) as Clarence Norris, Aramie Payton (Flashdance The Musical national tour) as Eugene Williams, Lamont Walker II (Pittsburgh CLO’s Aida) as Haywood Paterson, Joseph Monroe Webb (Signature’s Jelly’s Last Jam) as Olen Montgomery, and Stephen Scott Wormley (Signature’s Jelly’s Last Jam) as Mr. Bones.
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First Look at Signature Staging of The Scottsboro Boys
The production features musical direction by Brian P. Whitted (Broadway’s Shuffle Along), dramaturgy by Sybil R. Williams (Signature’s U.G.L.Y.), scenic design by Daniel Conway (Signature’s Jelly’s Last Jam), lighting design by Sherice Mojgani (Arena Stage’s Two Trains Running), costume design by Tony nominee Emilio Sosa (Broadway’s The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess), sound design by Ryan Hickey (Signature’s Titanic), fight choreography by Casey Kaleba (Signature’s Jesus Christ Superstar), and dialect coach Kim James Bey (Woolly Mammoth’s An Octoroon). Kerry Epstein serves as production stage manager.