The Visit is Nominated for Five Tony Awards, Including Best Musical!!
April 28, 2015
The 2015 Tony Awards nominations were announced today and The Visit was honored to receive five nominations!
John Kander, Terrence McNally, and our indefatigable and stunning star Chita Rivera all received nominations for their beautiful work. Our full list of nominees:
Best Actress in a Musical: Chita Rivera
Best Book: Terrence McNally
Best Score: John Kander & Fred Ebb
Best Lighting Design: Japhy Weideman
Best Musical of the Year!!!
The Visit is in very good company amongst this year's nominees for Best Musical: Fun Home, An American in Paris, and Something Rotten! The Tony Awards will be held on June 7 at the Radio City Music Hall.
The stars were out on Opening Night! Hear what they have to say about being a part of this incredible show!
The Scottsboro Boys is Nominated for Six Olivier Awards, Including Best New Musical!!
March 10, 2014
The 2014 nominations for The Olivier Awards, the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar, were announced today and The Scottsboro Boys received six nominations!
Susan Stroman, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Kyle Scatliffe, and Colman Domingo all received nominations for their work. Our full list of nominees:
Mastercard Best New Musical: The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic
Best Director: Susan Stroman
Best Theatre Choreographer: Susan Stroman
Best Actor in a Musical: Kyle Scatliffe
Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Colman Domingo
Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music: John Kander & Fred Ebb
The Scottsboro Boys will be up against Once, The Book of Mormon, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Best New Musical category. The Olivier Awards will be held on April 13 at the Royal Opera House.
The Scottsboro Boys wins BEST MUSICAL at U.K. Critics Circle Theatre Awards
January 28, 2014
Today, The Scottsboro Boys took home the top prize at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical!
A thrilling win for sure, as the highly competitive field included The Book of Mormon, Once, and American Psycho.
This is very exciting momentum as we head into the UK awards season and work towards a possible West End transfer!
Photo courtesy of The Young Vic
After 82 Years, The Scottsboro Boys are Posthumously Pardoned by Alabama Parole Board
November 22, 2013
Today, the Alabama Parole Board granted full and unconditional pardons to three black teenagers who were falsely accused of raping two white women on a train in Scottsboro, Alabama in 1931. Haywood Patterson, Charlie Weems, and Andy Wright were the last three of the nine boys arrested that day with convictions remaining on their records from that infamous case. They join Olen Montgomery, Clarence Norris, Ozie Powell, Willie Roberson, Eugene Williams, and Roy Wright as innocent men.
Due in large part to the hard work, dedication, and perseverance of Sheila Washington and the Scottsboro Museum and Cultural Center, a glimmer of hope emerged last spring. The Alabama Legisture passed a law that would lay the foundation to make today's pardons possible, allowing the parole board to issue posthumous pardons for convictions 80 or more years old. The law was written with the express purpose of allowing the pardon of the Scottsboro Boys to move forward.
Sadly, most of the Boys disappeared from history after their releases from prison--changing their names, doing their best not to be known after suffering such gross injustice. Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys has helped keep the memory of these young men alive, allowing audiences across the US, and now the UK, to learn their names and their stories. Today is a very special day for everyone who has been a part of bringing this show to life. Tonight was an extremely special night for all those in the house at the Young Vic on this historic occasion. Stars Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon offered an extemporaneous speech at curtain call and each of the nine actors playing the Boys stepped forward to name and honor the man whose story he is responsible for telling.
They finally made Friends with the Truth.
The Scottsboro Boys Star Kyle Scatliffe Joins Cast of Broadway's Les Mis
November 20, 2013
Casting is complete for the March 2014 revival of Les Mis and our very own Kyle Scatliffe will be making his Broadway debut as Enjolras!! Kyle made his West End debut this fall in the Young Vic's sold-out production of Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys. He has been receiving rave reviews across the board for his star turn as Haywood Patterson, the role originated by Joshua Henry on Broadway.
Photo by Dominic Maxwell
The Scottsboro Boys Sells Out Entire Run at The Young Vic
November 13, 2013
If you haven't booked your tickets for The Scottsboro Boys at The Young Vic, you may very well be out of luck! The entire run through December 21 has SOLD OUT! Some seats have been added and will be available daily (beginning at 10 am) at the theatre, in person only.
Photo by The Young Vic
The Scottsboro Boys Opens at The Young Vic to Rave Reviews
October 30, 2013
THE REVIEWS ARE IN AND THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS IS A HIT IN LONDON!
"What was once a whisper, is now a roar!"
The Anarchist Set to Open on Broadway in December
June 13, 2012
The world premiere of The Anarchist, a new play written and directed by David Mamet, will play Broadway's Lyceum Theatre this fall. As previously announced the play, which stars Tony-winner Patti LuPone and Oscar-nominee Debra Winger, begins performances November 13. Opening night is set for December 2.
Set in a women’s prison, The Anarchist is a two-character play about an inmate with a radical past (LuPone) who asks the prison’s female warden (Winger) for parole. While Mamet is famous for keeping mum about his projects, a press announcement for the play described The Anarchist as a new play about passion, deception, religion and revolution.
Trails Joins The Village Theatre's 2013 Season
March 7, 2012
The Village Theatre will produce the new musical Trails — about two lifelong friends on the journey of a lifetime — as well as Big River and Fiddler on the Roof as part of the Washington-state company's 2012-2013 season.
Trails, which was developed as part of the 2011 Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, will get a full staging March 13-April 21, 2013 (Issaquah), and April 26-May 19, 2013 (Everett). Trails has a book by Christy Hall, lyrics by Jordan Mann and music by Jeff Thomson.
According to the Village, "Two long-lost childhood friends are about drop everything to fulfill a promise and embark upon the journey of a lifetime: a 2,175-mile trek from Georgia to Maine along the Appalachian Trail. But this particular path is going to test more than just their stamina. As the challenges of the trail become increasingly difficult, long-kept secrets come to the surface and ghosts from the past haunt their steps. With captivating music full of humor and life, this new musical expedition tells a tale of personal strength and the rejuvenating spirit of adventure."