The Scottsboro Boys


The Scottsboro Boys

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: The cast of “The Scottsboro Boys” perform on stage during the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011, in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

A musical featuring songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson


“The Scottsboro Boys” at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Corbis via Getty Images)

Opened on Broadway in the month of October 2010

Directed by Susan Stroman

Uses minstrel show performance style to tell the story of the boys, came under attack by unsupportive protestors who did not approve of minstrel format.


The Scottsboro Boys 2011 Tony Award Performance

  “The Scottsboro Boys

    -Song by Leadbelly, released in 1990-

 Judge Horton and the Scottsboro Boys

-a movie aired on NBC in 1976

Stories of Scottsboro

-published by James Goodman in 1994 to recount the Scottsboro tragedy from many perspectives

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

-a documentary releases by PBS in 2000  




THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS played its final performance on Broadway on December 12th, 2010.



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