The Original London Cast album, produced by John Yap, will be released on JAY Records in spring 2015. The executive producer for this recording is Paula Marie Black.
The Scottsboro Boys was the last musical John Kander and Fred Ebb wrote together before Ebb died in 2004. The musical, according to press notes, "tells the true story of nine young black men, aged between 12 and 19, travelling on a train through Scottsboro, AL, in 1931 in search of a new life. By the end of their journey their lives had been changed forever. Wrongly accused of an unspeakable crime, their trial would divide a nation. But behind the screaming headlines was the devastating story of nine young men, desperate to prove to the world that they mattered."
The West End transfer of The Scottsboro Boys to the Garrick Theatre, where it officially opened Oct. 20, features Broadway actors Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane. Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer.
The Scottsboro Boys has music and lyrics by Kander and Ebb, book by David Thompson and direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. The production features set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Paul Arditti, orchestrations by Larry Hochman and casting by Jill Green.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4662 or visit www.scottsboromusicallondon.com for more details.