If there's any consolation, however, it's that many beautiful shows share our fate, and those written by veterans of the business, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein (The King and I, Oklahoma, Flower Drum Song), Boublil and SchAlnberg (Les Miz, Miss Saigon), Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret, The Scottsboro Boys
) and Jason Robert Brown (The Last 5 Years, 13, The Bridges of Madison County).
Hughes similarly links the death penalty to "lawful lynching" in "August 19th: A Poem for Clarence Norris," which he wrote on behalf of one of the Scottsboro boys
who was to be executed by electric chair on August 19, 1938 (Norris was eventually pardoned): (47) "For if you let the 'law' kill me, / Are you free?" (48) Hughes makes clear that the Scottsboro trial should be seen as a publicly sanctioned display of the race violence that had manifested itself through lynchings or mob actions against African Americans.
Richard, who presented the prizes at last year's annual Prize Evening, is assistant choreographer and dance captain for The Scottsboro Boys
, which this week won Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
He has appeared in Lincoln by Steven Spielberg, several films by Spike Lee, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and The Scottsboro Boys
"When it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it." This is a portrait of an American Negro, a Negro artist between the Scottsboro Boys
and the Detroit Riots, two years after the great contralto and the very year that Kenny Clarke, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk would jam at Minton's.
Dance captains: Synthia Link, who was a swing in Stroman's Big Fish, and Eric Santagata, who assisted Stroman on The Scottsboro Boys
Phillip Randolph's Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Communist Party's defense of the Scottsboro Boys
drew attention to connections between civil rights and labor issues while engaging the curiosity of college-educated African Americans who sought new civil rights strategies (11-12).
Musicals "Once,'' "The Book of Mormon'' and "The Scottsboro Boys
'' are nominated in six categories each.
BBC broadcaster Gambaccini denied the claims, saying in a statement: "On Monday night, 28 October, I attended an excellent production of the Kander and Ebb musical, the Scottsboro Boys
, at the Young Vic theatre.
Dennis will next move to the 1930s and to the Scottsboro Boys
, who were accused and later found innocent of "raping a White girl" in Alabama.
Colman Domingo, a thesp with notable pro credentials ("The Scottsboro Boys
," "Passing Strange"), wisely avoids that trap.
Patterson and Moore, who were drawn to the Communist Party in the early 1930s through mobilizations to free the Scottsboro Boys
, preceded Jackson and Jones in their enlistment.