The Scottsboro Boys

Opened Jul 31, 2010
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Kander and Ebb's final collaboration, The Scottsboro Boys is based on the true story of the infamous 1930s Scottsboro case, in which a group of nine innocent African American teenagers was falsely accused of a terrible crime against white women in Alabama. After a series of trials, including a case that made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Scottsboro events ultimately provoked a national outrage that helped to spark the Civil Rights movement. With this show Kander and Ebb continue their interest in social justice - in a framework unlike anything seen in the modern musical.

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