Producers are aiming to raise £50,000 by Oct. 2 to help fund the limited, 20-week engagement of the musical that previously played London's Young Vic. So far, £486 has been raised since the Aug. 27 launch of the Kickstarter campaign.
Perks for those who pledge funds via the campaign range from photos with the cast, merchandise, meetings with composer John Kander and a master class with Scottsboro Boys director-choreographer Susan Stroman.
According to producers, "When preparing for the West End transfer, the fans and supporters of The Scottsboro Boys sent so many messages and requests for ways they could support the show and engage with it beyond simply buying a ticket. The best method to do this is through Crowdfunding. Kickstarter gives our fans the opportunity to get involved with the show and support it in entirely new ways, and also get incredible rewards in return."
The West End transfer is produced by Catherine Schreiber, Paula Marie Black, Young Vic, Bruno Wang, Michael and Gabrielle Palitz, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman/David Asper, Jill Manson/Probo Productions, Dominic Lindesay-Bethune for Theatre6/Joe Black and Eric Canal-Forgues, Sharon Carr/Patricia R. Klausner/Josephine Buchan, Deborah Hicks Midanek/Kathryn Phillips/Bard Theatricals. The production will feature original Broadway cast members Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon and James T. Lane.
Also in the cast are British actors Julian Glover, Dawn Hope, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Emile Ruddock, Carl Spencer, Joshua Da Costa, Emmanuel Kojo, Dex Lee, Keenan Munn-Francis, Richard Pitt, Jacade Simpson, Luke Wilson, Marcia Lecky and Andrew McDonald.
The Scottsboro Boys has music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred 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 scottsboromusicallondon.com for more details.