Susan Stroman to Direct and Choreograph The Old Globe's The Scottsboro Boys
With music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by David Thompson, the show 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.
In addition to the nods for Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys has received a total of 12 Tony nominations, inclusive of Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Orchestrations.
Stroman won Tony Awards for her direction and choreography of The Producers and for her choreography of Contact, Show Boat, and Crazy for You. Among her other credits are Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Music Man, and Steel Pier.
The Old Globe's complete 2011-2012 season will be announced on Friday, May 6.