To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

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New tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway will be 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!

(Photos by Julieta Cervantes)

Running time: 
2hrs 35mins (including 1 intermission)
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About To Kill a Mockingbird:

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.

Aaron Sorkin, based on the novel by Harper Lee
Scott Rudin, Barry Diller, and Lincoln Center Theater
Bartlett Sher
Jennifer Tipton
Scott Lehrer
Miriam Buether
Ann Roth
Cast list:
Greg Kinnear (as Atticus Finch), alongside Patricia Conolly (as Mrs. Henry Dubose), Manoel Felciano (as Horace Gilmer), Nina Grollman (as Scout Finch), LisaGay Hamilton (as Calpurnia), Russell Harvard (as Link Deas and Boo Radley), Neal Huff (as Bob Ewell), Christopher Innvar (as Sheriff Heck Tate), Ted Koch (as Mr. Cunningham), Nick Robinson (as Jem Finch), Liv Rooth (as Miss Stephanie), Eliza Scanlen (as Mayella Ewell), Kyle Scatliffe (as Tom Robinson), Taylor Trensch (as Dill Harris), M. Emmet Walsh (as Judge Taylor), and William Youmans (as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds)
Other info:
Original Music by Adam Guettel
To Kill a Mockingbird Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 1, 2018
Opening date: 
December 13, 2018
Booking to: 
February 28, 2021

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Shubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station or Times Square - 42nd Street Station

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Interview with To Kill a Mockingbird star Taylor Trensch
March 10, 2020

At just 30 years of age, Taylor Trensch has forged an incredible career on the Broadway stage, often playing characters much younger than himself. It therefore came as no surprise that he would eventually be cast as Dill Harris in the Broadway premiere of Aaron Sorkin's record-breaking adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre, where the "children" of the story play such pivotal roles.

Our To Kill a Mockingbird Review

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).