It has always been a poignant paradox that the depths of American racial injustice have frequently been accompanied by great music, from the soaring spiritualism of gospel to the raw stoicism of the blues (with the complexity behind Louis Armstrong's smile as daunting as Mona Lisa's). So while the idea of staging a musical about the Scottsboro Boys of the 1930s might at first glance seem improbable, on further reflection the notion is nothing short of daringly provocative—if placed... More >>>