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The Scottsboro Boys

by John Kander, Fred Ebb, & David Thompson

May 22 – July 1, 2018


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.

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