Philadelphia Theatre Company's 2011-2012 season continues with THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, running January 20 – February 19 at PTC's home in the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). For tickets, call 215-985-0420 or visit PhiladelphiaTheatreCompany.org. Check out official production shots from the musical below!
The Scottsboro Boys opened at the Vineyard Theatre in February, 2010 and, after a brief run at the Guthrie Theatre, moved to Broadway in fall, 2010. It received 12 Tony Award nominations, four Adelco Award nominations, one Drama Desk Award and eight additional nominations, 2 Lucille Lortel Award and one additional nomination, and six Outer Critics Circle Award nominations with one win. The Scottsboro Boys represents the third collaboration among John Kander and Fred Ebb, Susan Stroman, and David Thompson, having worked together on Steel Pier, the revival of Flora the Red Menace, and And the World Goes 'Round, which PTC premiered for Philadelphia in 1993.
John Kander and Fred Ebb (Music and Lyrics) have written sixteen musicals, winning Tony Awards for Cabaret, Woman of the Year, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. They are also the creators of Flora the Red Menace, Chicago, The Rink, And the World Goes 'Round, and Steel Pier. They won Emmy Awards for Liza with a Z and Steppin' Out, and Grammy Awards for Chicago and Cabaret. They are the recipients of five additional Tony nominations, two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe nominations. In 1985, their song "New York, New York" became the official anthem of New York City.
The Scottsboro Boys reunites the original creative team of set designer Beowulf Boritt (Tony nomination for The Scottsboro Boys and Barrymore Award for Art); lighting designer Ken Billington (Tony Award for Chicago and Tony nominations for Sunday in the Park With George and The Drowsy Chaperone); costume designer Toni-Leslie James (Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Jelly's Last Jam and 2009 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Costume Design); and sound designer Peter Hylenski (Tony and Drama Desks nominations for The Scottsboro Boys and Tony nomination for Rock of Ages). PTC favorite Eric Ebbenga (Barrymore Award for PTC's Light in the Piazza and Barrymore nominations for PTC's Grey Gardens) returns as music director.
Founded in 1974, Philadelphia Theatre Company is a leading regional theater company whose mission is to produce, develop and present entertaining and imaginative contemporary theater focused on the American experience that both ignites the intellect and touches the soul. By developing new work through commissions, readings and workshops PTC generates projects that have a national impact and reach broad regional audiences. Under the leadership of PTC's Producing Artistic Director Sara Garonzik since 1982 and Managing Director Shira Beckerman, new to the company as of August 2011, PTC supports the work of a growing body of diverse dramatists and takes pride in being a home to many nationally recognized artists who have participated in more than 140 world and Philadelphia premieres. PTC has received 46 Barrymore Awards and 159 nominations. In October 2007, PTC moved into a home of its own, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Center City Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts, solidifying the Company's status as a major player on the American theater scene.
Photo credit: Mark Garvin