According to producers, "Based on the notorious 'Scottsboro' case in the 1930s (in which nine African-American men were unjustly accused of a terrible crime) this daring and wildly entertaining musical explores a fascinating chapter in American history with brilliant originality."
The current Guthrie cast includes ten cast members from the Off-Broadway production, who will recreate their performances on Broadway: Sean Bradford as Ozie Powell and Ruby Bates, Josh Breckenridge as Olen Montgomery, Derrick Cobey as Andy Wright, Colman Domingo as Mr. Bones, Rodney Hicks as Clarence Norris, Kendrick Jones as Willie Roberson, Forrest McClendon as Mr. Tambo, Julius Thomas III as Roy Wright, Sharon Washington as The Lady and Christian Dante White as Charles Weems and Victoria Price.
Joining the company are Joshua Henry as Haywood Patterson, Jeremy Gumbs as Eugene Williams and David Anthony Brinkley as The Interlocutor (John Cullum will play the role on Broadway). Susan Stroman again directs and choreographs.
In anticipation of the move to Broadway, new promotional art (the ad house is SpotCo, photos are by Henry Leutwyler) has been unveiled: