Sunday, June 8

Cast for The Scottsboro Boys

The West End transfer of the Young Vic production of  Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys will open at the Garrick theatre  on 20 Oct (previews from 4th October)

Initial casting has just been announced with Broadway star Brandon Victor Dixon making his West End debut as Haywood Patterson (the role he created in the original US production). Dixon is currently starring as Motown founder Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical on Broadway and also starred in the Broadway production of  The Color Purple as Harpo.

He will be joined by American actors Olivier Award nominee Colman Domingo (Mr Bones), Forrest McClendon (Mr Tambo) and James T Lane (Ozie Powell) with British actors including Game of Thrones star Julian Glover (The Interlocutor), Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer.

The production originally opened on Broadway in 2010 where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards. The musical uses the paramaters of a minstrel show to tell the story in a very original way.

Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman the original London production was nominated for 6 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and won the Critics' Circle Best Musical 2013 following its run at the Young Vic Theatre.

Tickets for The Scottsboro Boys

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