Will the “Scottsboro Boys” get a Second Life?
The Scottsboro boys were a group of nine African American teenagers who were wrongfully accused of raping a white woman in Scottsboro, Alabama. Last year the story was turned into a Broadway musical. The musical received favorable reviews; but after six weeks and only 49 performances, producers shut the show down due to lackluster ticket sales.
Recently there was an announcement that the musical received 12 Tony nominations. This announcement served as ammunition to resurrect the show.
Today the investors and producers are petitioning audiences to bring the musical back to Broadway. On the show’s website you can pledge to support the show by purchasing a discounted ticket if and when it comes back to the stage.
You can read the rest of the story about the musical and the efforts to keep it alive over at theGrio.com.