Signature’s tradition of celebrating Kander & Ebb continues with their final musical collaboration. In the vein of their iconic Chicago and Cabaret, the Tony Award®-winning masterminds deliver a breathtaking musical critique of a stunning true story of racism and injustice in the American South.
On March 25, 1931, nine young African-American teenagers were ripped off a train, falsely accused of a crime, hastily tried and sentenced to death in an outrageous disregard of due process. With a sound and style reflecting the period and exhilarating dance and song, The Scottsboro Boys transforms an event that gripped the nation into a compelling musical nominated for twelve Tony Awards®.
“A powerful and provocative musical. An absolute marvel.” – The Associated Press
Running time is approximately two hours with no intermission.
The Scottsboro Boys contains theatrical haze, cigarette smoking, gunshots, strobe lights and male nudity.
Sponsored by Mike Blank, Bruce A. Cohen, Deborah G. Gandy, Jeffrey Thurston & Charlie Berardesco and Ratner Companies.
“A musical for our times”
“A polished revival… exemplary performances”
“Utterly glorious dancing… truly incandescent songs… brilliantly executed”
“A musical for our times…smart, searing, dangerous, funny…”
Music & Lyrics by
John Kander & Fred Ebb
Original Direction & Choreography by
Musical Direction by
Brian P. Whitted
Sybil R. Williams
Scenic Design by
Lighting Design by
Costume Design by
Sound Design by
Fight Choreography by
Kim James Bey
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager