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London Says Goodbye to The Scottsboro Boys

Catherine Schreiber | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Catherine Schreiber

At the end of the show, the cast sings "Say Goodbye to the Scottsboro Boys." It is an entertaining, show biz, but powerfully complex number, infused with anger. It grabs the audience. The actors have done what they have set out to do. They have told their story their way.

Theater Review: "The Scottsboro Boys" Triumphs

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The true story is as unlikely a choice for a Broadway show as you can imagine: nine young black men aged 13 to 19 were arrested on trumped up rape charges in 1931 Alabama and became a national cause celeb.

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.

Stage Door: The Scottsboro Boys, The Addams Family

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

The Scottsboro Boys is an astounding production. In the guise of a minstrel show, it tells the tragic story of nine black boys falsely charged with raping two white women in Alabama in 1931.