A regrettably sour note has hung over this new Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre, when the theatrical rights for an adaptation of Harper Lee's historic novel were assigned to it by Lee and subsequently her estate (who then challenged the version produced by playwright and television writer Aaron Sorkin that led to litigation that was settled in court).But the producer Scott Rudin in turn threatened other planned productions of a previous long-established version...
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To Kill a Mockingbird will reopen at the Shubert Theatre from October 5. Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger will return. To Kill a Mockingbird tickets in New York are on sale soon.
Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new stage adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, officially opened on Broadway on December 13, 2018, following previews from November 1.
Harper Lee's debut novel was published in 1960 and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. It has gone on to sell over 50 million copies in print to date and has been published in over 40 different languages. It tells the story of a lawyer from the tired old town of Maycomb, Atticus Finch, who is tasked with defending Tom Robinson, a black man facing trial on rape charges. The novel is told from the point of view of Scout, Atticus' young daughter, and deals delicately with the topics of racial tension and justice.
Original company member Jeff Daniels, who created the role of Atticus Finch in the Broadway production, is an esteemed Emmy Award-winning actor known for his celebrated screen performances in the likes of "Terms of Endearment," "The Purple Rose of Cairo," "Dumb and Dumber," "The Newsroom," and many more. He is also a four-time Golden Globe nominee. On stage, he has received Tony Award nominations for his performances in God of Carnage in 2009, in Blackbird in 2016, and for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in 2019.
Original Broadway cast member Celia Keenan-Bolger won her first Tony Award for her performance as Scout Finch at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, justifying her position as the heart and soul of this smash hit play. Alongside her brother Jem and best friend Dill, Scout constantly breaks the fourth wall to guide the audience through Harper Lee's twisting tale, both inside and outside of the courtroom. Her bravery and innocence symbolise hope for future generations in the face of prejudice and injustice.
Featuring one of the most gifted ensembles on the Great White Way, ingenious scenic design which enables complicated set pieces to slide on and off the stage seamlessly, and atmospheric lighting, To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies stagecraft at its best and is also a stark reminder of how the more things change in American society, the more they remain the same. It is an urgent call to action, rather than a period piece, and an important (albeit highly entertaining) lesson for young theatregoers across the States.
This Broadway premiere of To Kill a Mockingbird was assembled by a team of theatrical Heavyweights with Scott Rudin as lead producer, Bartlett Sher as director and Aaron Sorkin as playwright and audiences have flocked to the Shubert Theatre ever since the show's first preview performance. Indeed, since the play opened on Broadway, it has shattered box office records to become the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history!
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Set in Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most beloved and admired characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters also includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their visiting friend Dill, and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley.
2hr 35min (incl. intermission)
November 1st, 2018
January 16th, 2022
October 5th, 2021
November 1st, 2018
Cast and creative
By: Aaron Sorkin, based on the novel by Harper Lee
Director: Bartlett Sher
Producer: Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and Lincoln Center Theater
Cast list: Jeff Daniels (as Atticus Finch), Celia Keenan Bolger (as Scout), Portia (as Calpurnia), Hunter Parrish (as Jem Finch), Michael Braugher (as Tom Robinson), Russell Harvard (as Link Deas), Neal Huff (as Bob Ewell), Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell), Noah Robbins (as Dill Harris), Zachary Booth (as Horace Gilmer), Gordon Clapp (as Judge John Taylor), Patricia Conolly (as Mrs. Dubose), Christopher Innvar (as Sheriff Heck Tate), Ted Koch (as Mr. Cunningham), Amelia McClain (as Miss Stephanie), Ian Bedford, Rosalyn Coleman, Anne-Marie Cusson, Michael Bryan French, Steven Lee Johnson, Tyler Lea, Mariah Lee, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Luke Smith, Yaegel T. Welch, William Youmans
Design: Miriam Buether
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Costume: Ann Roth
Sound: Scott Lehrer
Other info: Original Music by Adam Guettel
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Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird will not resume Broadway performances. The play, based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, ran for just over three years on Broadway.In January, it was announced that To Kill a Mockingbird would play its final performance at the Shubert Theatre on January 16 and go on hiatus through June 1, when the show would reopen at the Belasco Theatre. In March, the musical Girl From the North Country, which went on its own winter hiatus...
To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel, will go on a hiatus from Broadway beginning next week. The show will play its final performance at the Shubert Theatre on January 16 and reopen on June 1 at the Belasco Theatre. The announcement comes just after Girl From the North Country, which currently occupies the Belasco, announced that it would temporarily close beginning January 23 and reopen in the spring at a yet-unspecified date and theatre.To Kill a Mockingbird...
All rise! On January 5, Academy Award-nominated actor Greg Kinnear played his first performance as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. He followed original cast member Jeff Daniels in the role, who received a Tony Award nomination for his performance.Kinnear is best known for his roles in films like As Good as It Gets (bringing him his Oscar nomination), You've Got Mail, and Little Miss Sunshine, and TV series like The Kennedys and Confirmation. Mockingbird marks not only...
All rise! Two new actors will step into the leading roles of Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird stage adaptation from January 5. Baize Buzan will take over the role of Scout Finch from original cast member Celia Keenan-Bolger, who won a Tony Award for the role, and Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear will replace Tony nominee Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch as previously announced.Buzan made her Broadway debut in 2018 in the original cast of To Kill a Mockingbird, when she was an ensemble member...
All rise for Greg Kinnear! The Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated actor will play Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird beginning on January 5, 2022. Tony nominee and original cast member Jeff Daniels, who is currently playing his second engagement as Atticus, will play his final performance on January 2.To Kill a Mockingbird marks Kinnear's stage debut after a 30-plus-year career on screen. Kinnear's breakout film role was as David Larrabee in the Sydney Pollack remake of Sabrina,...
The Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird is offering in-person rush tickets for its performances. Rush tickets may be purchased the day of each performance at the box office of the Shubert Theatre, where To Kill a Mockingbird is currently playing. Rush tickets are subject to availability.Rush ticket prices start at $29, and are available on the day of a performance beginning when the box office opens. The box office opens at 10:00AM on Tuesday-Saturday and at 11:00AM on Sunday.Aaron...
Complete casting has been announced for the reopening of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. The newly announced cast members will join the previously announced Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch and Tony winner Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout Finch, both of whom originated their roles when the production first opened in 2018.The cast includes Portia as Calpurnia, Hunter Parrish as Jem Finch, Michael Braugher as Tom Robinson, Russell Harvard as Link Deas, Neal Huff as Bob Ewell, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella...
The Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird will resume its run this fall, with Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger returning to the show. To Kill A Mockingbird will continue at the Shubert Theatre from October 5. Find out more about To Kill a Mockingbird tickets on Broadway here.It has also been announced that Orin Wolf will take over as Executive Producer of To Kill A Mockingbird .Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird follows Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer who...
As Aaron Sorkin's record-breaking stage adapation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird makes history again today by becoming the first-ever Broadway play to be performed at New York City's Madison Square Garden, producers have now announced a new leading man.Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear is scheduled to make his Broadway debut on April 21, 2020, when he takes over the coveted role of Atticus Finch in the smash hit play. Current star, Tony and four-time Academy Award...
As Aaron Sorkin's record-breaking stage adapation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird enters its second year at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway, the production welcomes a brand new cast led by Tony and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris as Atticus Finch.New cast members joining Mr. Harris on stage are Nina Grollman (as Scout Finch), Nick Robinson (as Jem Finch), Taylor Trensch (as Dill Harris), Kyle Scatliffe (as Tom Robinson), Patricia Conolly (as Mrs. Henry Dubose), Manoel Felciano...