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The thrilling, final collaboration by musical theatre greats John
Kander and Fred Ebb (THE
WORLD GOES 'ROUND), THE SCOTTSBORO
hailed as one of the
most visionary pieces to grace the Broadway
In the prejudicial south of
the 1930's, 9 African-American men were
ripped from a train and accused of rape by two white women. Hauled to
jail without a
shred of actual evidence against them, THE SCOTTSBORO
rushed through trial procedures, found guilty, and sentenced to death.
What occurred in the
years following the trials was a harrowing tale of bravery and
strength in the face of great adversity.
THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is haunting and
inspiring when presented in an
intimate setting, but also has an inexplicable ability to touch an
seated in the back of the theatre as well as it does those just
footlights. With its brilliant stew of performance styles and piercing
new songs, it is
truly a triumph of the American Musical Theatre.
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For his work in developing the film, television series and musical of FAME, David De Silva, the conceptualizer, is known affectionately world-wide as “Father Fame.”