*Broadway.com is reporting that the Broadway arrival of The Scottsboro Boys musical is among the most anticipated shows of the upcoming fall theater season.
From the powerhouse team of John Kander and the late Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, Curtains), the play uses the minstrel show performance style to tell the compelling true story of a group of young African American teenagers falsely accused of raping two white women in 1931 Alabama, and the boys’ attempts to prove their innocence.
The production stars Colman Domingo, Forrest McClendon, and Joshua Henry – currently in a pre-Broadway run at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis through Sept. 26.
The musical is scheduled to open on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, starting in October 2010. View clips below.