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Susan Stroman-Directed Scottsboro Boys and Carey Perloff's Higher Added to A.C.T.'s 2011-2012 Season logo
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The new musical The Scottsboro Boys -- which earlier this week received 12 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical -- will be the final production in A.C.T.'s 2011-2012 season, running June 19-July 15, 2012.

Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will repeat her directing and chorography duties on the musical, which is being presented in association with The Old Globe, where as previously reported, the production will play April 22 - June 3, 2012.

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.

Also newly added to A.C.T.'s season is the world premiere of Carey Perloff's Higher, to be directed by Mark Rucker, February 1-18, 2012. In the play, a high-powered Jewish architect, madly in love with an equally talented colleague, discovers that she is his rival in a competition to design a memorial in Israel.

Previously announced highlights of A.C.T.'s season include David Strathairn starring in Scorched, the Bay Area premiere of David Mamet's Race, and Lorenzo Pisoni in his acclaimed solo show, Humor Abuse.

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