Friday, Oct 21, 2016 8:00p -
Sunday, Jan 22, 2017 10:00p
Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
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In this, their final collaboration, legendary songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) bring to light one of the most infamous events in American history: the shocking true story of nine African American boys jailed in Alabama in 1931 for a crime they did not commit. Featuring a mix of gospel, jazz, and vaudeville, this audacious musical uses the construct of a minstrel show to tell the harrowing true story that provoked a national outrage and helped launch the American civil rights movement.
RUN TIME: Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes with no intermission.