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The Vineyard Theatre has announced that The Scottsboro Boys, the John Kander-Fred Ebb-David Thompson musical that received an invitation-only reading in June, will have its debut as a fully-staged production at their Off-Broadway theatre in 2010.

Susan Stroman will direct the show, which deals with the infamous 1930s “Scottsboro” case, in which a group of young African American teenagers who were unjustly accused of raping two women on a freight train to Mississippi. Perhaps, on first glance, this seems to be unusual subject matter for Kander and Ebb, but given the range of topics approached by the pair in their considerable body of work, maybe it isn’t.

Roll on 10 March 2010; we’ll be looking forward to it!

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