Susan Stroman, John Cullum, and John Kander
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Susan Stroman, John Cullum, and John Kander
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Rehearsals for the new musical The Scottsboro Boys, to be presented at the Vineyard Theatre, began on January 4. Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct this world premiere production, which features music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb and a book by David Thompson. The show begins performances on February 12.

The piece explores the infamous "Scottsboro" case of the 1930's when a group of African-American teenagers were unjustly accused of attacking two white women -- and the boys' attempts to prove their innocence.

The cast will include John Cullum, Colman Domingo. Brandon Victor Dixon, Sean Bradford, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington, Cody Ryan Wise, and Christian White.

The creative team will include David Loud (music director), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Beowulf Boritt (set), Toni-Leslie James (costumes), Kevin Adams (lighting), and Peter Hylenski (sound).

For more information, visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.