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 Guthrie cast includes ten cast members from the Off-Broadway Vineyard 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). Here is a look at the production:
Broadway-Bound Scottsboro Boys, with Joshua Henry, at the Guthrie
The Scottsboro Boys will open on Broadway Oct. 31 at the Lyceum Theatre. Previews will begin Oct. 7.
The show runs at the Guthrie through Sept. 25. For more info, visit guthrietheater.org.