THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
Music and lyrics by John Kander & Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Direction & Choreography by Susan Stroman
With Sean Bradford, Josh Breckenridge, Derrick Cobey, John Cullum, Brandon Victor Dixon, Colman Domingo, Rodney Hicks, Kendrick Jones, Forrest McClendon, Julius Thomas III, Sharon Washington, Cody Ryan Wise, Christian Dante White
World Premiere | February 12 - April 18, 2010
From the legendary songwriting team of Kander & Ebb, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is a stirring new musical that explores the infamous 1930’s ‘Scottsboro Case’, in which a group of innocent African-American teenagers are falsely accused of a terrible crime — ultimately provoking a national outrage that sparked the American Civil Rights movement.
Brandon Victor Dixon
(Haywood Patterson) Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE COLOR PURPLE (Harpo, Tony Nomination), City Center Encores! HOUSE OF FLOWERS (Royal), THE LION KING Cheetah National Tour (Adult Simba, Original). Regional: RAY CHARLES LIVE! (Ray Charles, Ovation Nomination), GUYS AND DOLLS, ROMEO AND JULIET, HOW TO SUCCEED…, Columbia University’s 107th Annual Varsity Show. TV: “Quincy Jones’s America’s Millennium”, ABC’s “OLTL” (Darryl), “L&O: Criminal Intent” (Dix). Awards: Columbia University’s I.A.L. Diamond Award, NFAA First Level, British Academy of Dramatic Acting scholarship, Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist. Brandon, a Columbia University graduate, thanks family, Jack Waddell, and Abrams Artists/Noble Talent Management for their continuous belief in him. BrandonVictorDixon.com, Findingmorganfreeman.com.