Kander and Ebb have a new musical _ off-Broadway

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Posted: Nov 17, 2009 5:23 PM

There will be a new Kander and Ebb musical _ off-Broadway.

Vineyard artistic director Doug Aibel (ABLE) says "The Scottsboro Boys" will have its world premiere March 10 at the small nonprofit theater. Previews begin Feb. 12.

"The Scottsboro Boys" concerns the infamous case from the 1930s in which a group of black youths were unjustly accused of attacking two white women. No casting yet, but Susan Stroman will direct. The books is by David Thompson.

Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb have been responsible for some of Broadway's most memorable shows including "Cabaret," "Chicago" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman." The score for "The Scottsboro Boys" was written before Ebb died in 2004.