To help celebrate the Oct. 31 opening of the new musical, we've packaged together three chapters of our documentary look at the show and the artists' process. The videos ran during the previews, which began Oct. 7, offering a wide-lens look at the ambitious entertainment show that borrows a grim chapter in American justice and makes it sing and dance.
Playbill video producer Mark Ezovski, special projects associate David Gewirtzman and writer Kenneth Jones contributed to these reports.
The Scottsboro Boys: History in the Making
The Scottsboro Boys: The Minstrel Show Revisited
The Scottsboro Boys: Finding the Truth