Casting has been announced for the West End transfer of The Scottsboro Boys.

Brandon Victor Dixon to play Haywood Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys

Brandon Victor Dixon to play Haywood Patterson in The Scottsboro Boys

The musical by Kander & Ebb, which had a sell-out run at the Young Vic theatre, will transfer into the West End’s Garrick Theatre from Saturday 4 October.

The original lead of the US show, Brandon Victor Dixon, has been announced as Haywood Patterson, making his West End debut. Brandon is currently starring as Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical on Broadway.

Also joining the cast of The Scottsboro Boys are the American performers from the Young Vic production – Olivier Award nominated Colman Domingo as Mr Bones, Forrest McClendon as Mr Tambo and James T Lane as Ozie Powell. Game of Thrones star Julian Glover will also reprise his role as The Interlocutor.

Other cast will include Dawn Hope, Dex Lee, Rohan Pinnock-Hamilton, Richard Pitt, Emile Ruddock and Carl Spencer.

The smash-hit Broadway show is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (The Producers, Bullets Over Broadway) with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, a book by David Thompson, set design by 2014 Tony award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Paul Arditti, orchestration by Larry Hochman and casting by Jill Green.

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