Two shows added to Broadway for the fall. As expected, Paul Reubens’ The Pee-wee Herman Show will be transplanted from its Los Angeles run for a six week holiday run at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with opening night set for November 11.
The Scottsboro Boys, the final musical from John Kander and Fred Ebb, is set to move to Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre on October 31 after its sold-out off-Broadway run. The musical, with book by David Thompson and Contact‘s Susan Stroman directing and choreographing, seemed a shoo-in to move after it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and got nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards. The musical’s based on the notorious 1930s case where nine African American men were wrongly convicted by an all-white jury of attacking two women on a train in Alabama. Barry and Fran Weissler produce with Jacki Barlia Florin and The Vineyard Theatre.