Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Last Kander and Ebb Musical Coming to Braodway
The Scottsboro Boys, one of the last collaborations between the composing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, will be coming to Broadway. It has been announced that the show will be moving into the Lyceum Theatre in October after finishing its off-Broadway production in September. The show, in a production directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, takes the form of a minstrel show "to explore the Scottsboro case from the 1930's in which," according to Broadway.com, "a group of African American teenagers was unjustly accused of attacking two white women and their attempts to prove their innocence [and is] one of the most important and notorious chapters in the history of the American Civil Rights movement."