By Matthew Blank
21 Oct 2010
With a score by Broadway groundbreakers John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, and a libretto by David Thompson (Steel Pier and the adaptation of the Chicago revival), The Scottsboro Boys — directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman — uses the archaic but highly theatrical form of a minstrel show to tell the fact-inspired case of nine black men wrongly accused of rape in the Depression-era South.
Here is a look at the production:
Director Susan Stroman's cast features Joshua Henry as Haywood Patterson, John Cullum (celebrating his 50th anniversary on Broadway) as The Interlocutor, Colman Domingo as Mr. Bones, Forrest McClendon as Mr. Tambo, Josh Breckenridge as Olen Montgomery, Derrick Cobey as Andy Wright, Jeremy Gumbs as Eugene Williams, Rodney Hicks as Clarence Norris, Kendrick Jones as Willie Roberson, James T. Lane as Ozie Powell and Ruby Bates, Julius Thomas III as Roy Wright, Sharon Washington as The Lady and Christian Dante White as Charles Weems and Victoria Price.
The Lyceum Theatre is at 149 W. 45th Street. Broadway tickets ($39.50-$131.50; Premium $251.50) are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212) 239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com. Performances will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8 PM, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM.
For more information, visit www.ScottsboroMusical.com.