Taylor Trensch, Kyle Scatliffe & more to join cast of To Kill a Mockingbird
Trensch and Scatliffe will join Ed Harris in the second-year cast of the smash hit play To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre.
As previously announced, Tony and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris will succeed current star and original cast member Jeff Daniels in the iconic role of Atticus Finch from November 5. Joining Mr. Harris in the new cast will be Nick Robinson (as Jem Finch - also previously reported), and today's newly announced principal cast members Eliza Scanlen (as Mayella Ewell), Kyle Scatliffe (as Tom Robinson), LisaGay Hamilton (as Calpurnia), Nina Grollman (as Scout Finch), Taylor Trensch (as Dill Harris), Manoel Felciano (as Horace Gilmer), Russell Harvard (as Link Deas and Boo Radley), M. Emmet Walsh (as Judge Taylor), Patricia Conolly (as Mrs. Henry Dubose), Christopher Innvar (as Sheriff Heck Tate), and William Youmans (as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds).
Original cast member Neal Huff will be switching roles to Bob Ewell and original cast member Ted Koch will be taking on the role of Mr. Cunningham. Liv Rooth will remain in the role of Miss Stephanie.
The ensemble from November 5 will be comprised of newcomers Rosalyn Coleman, Gene Gillette, Luke Smith, and Yaegel T. Welch, alongside original cast members Rebecca Watson, Aubie Merrylees, David Manis, Baize Buzan, Steven Lee Johnson, and Geoffrey Allen Murphy.
To Kill a Mockingbird, newly adapted for the stage by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, began previews at at the Shubert Theatre on November 1, 2018, ahead of an official opening on December 13, and it currently holds the record as the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history.
Based on an event that occurred near her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee’s story of racial injustice and the destruction of childhood innocence centers on small-town lawyer and single father Atticus Finch (modeled after Lee’s father, attorney Amasa Lee), his young daughter Scout, her older brother Jem, and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur 'Boo' Radley. Written during the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement - at a time when Jim Crow laws were still in effect in many Southernstates - Lee's novel held a mirror to the culture of racism of the Deep South.
The creative team behind To Kill a Mockingbird features original music by Adam Guettel, scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, and sound design by Scott Lehrer.
Ed Harris returns to Broadway for the first time since 1996's Taking Sides. He previously made his Broadway debut and earned his first Tony Award nomination in 1986 for Precious Sons. He has appeared more regularly off-Broadway, most recently starring in The New Group's productions of Good for Otto in 2018, Buried Child in 2016, and The Jacksonian in 2013. He is best known for screen career, which includes Oscar-nominated performances in "The Hours," "Pollock," "The Truman Show," and "Apollo 13," and Emmy-nominated roles in "Westworld," "Game Change," and "Empire Falls." Other notable screen credits include "Appaloosa," "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," "A Beautiful Mind," "Enemy at the Gates," "The Rock," "Nixon," and "Jacknife."
To Kill a Mockingbird is produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and Lincoln Center Theater.
To Kill a Mockingbird Tickets are available now for performances through September 6, 2020.
(Ed Harris photo by Mike Marsland)