To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Tickets are on sale now to see To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Ed Harris, at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway.

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)
11 images
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, to be played by Jeff Daniels. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Danny Wolohan). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama will be brought to life on stage by Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson), Stark Sands (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell), and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (as Calpurnia).

Ed Harris
Ed Harris
as Atticus Finch
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:
Jeff Daniels (as Atticus Finch until Nov 3), Ed Harris (as Atticus Finch from Nov 5), Celia Keenan-Bolger (as Scout Finch until Nov 3), Nina Grollman (as Scout Finch from Nov 5), Will Pullen (as Jem Finch until Nov 3), Nick Robinson (as Jem Finch from Nov 5), Gideon Glick (as Dill Harris until Nov 3), Taylor Trensch (as Dill Harris from Nov 5), Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell until Nov 3), Neal Huff (as Bob Ewell from Nov 5), Gbenga Akinnagbe (as Tom Robinson until Nov 3), Kyle Scatliffe (as Tom Robinson from Nov 5), Stark Sands (as Horace Gilmmer until Nov 3), Manoel Felciano (as Horace Gilmer from Nov 5), Dakin Matthews (as Judge Taylor until Nov 3), M. Emmet Walsh (as Judge Taylor from Nov 5), Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell until Nov 3), Eliza Scanlen (as Mayella Ewell from Nov 5), Danny McCarthy (as Sheriff Heck Tate until Nov 3), Christopher Innvar (as Sheriff Heck Tate from Nov 5), Neal Huff (as Link Deas until Nov 3), Russell Harvard (as Link Deas and Boo Radley from Nov 5), Phyllis Somerville (as Mrs. Henry Dubose until Nov 3), Patricia Conolly (as Mrs. Henry Dubose from Nov 5), Liv Rooth (as Miss Stephanie), Danny Wolohan (as Boo Radley and Mr. Cunningham until Nov 3), Ted Koch (as Mr. Cunningham from Nov 5), Jeff Still (as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds until Nov 3), William Youmans (as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds from Nov 5), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (as Calpurnia until Nov 3), and LisaGay Hamilton (as Calpurnia from Nov 5)
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: 
September 6, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Buy Tickets

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

Latest To Kill a Mockingbird News & Features

Ed Harris
Ed Harris & more debut in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
November 5, 2019

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.

Taylor Trensch & Kyle Scatliffe
Taylor Trensch, Kyle Scatliffe & more to join cast of To Kill a Mockingbird
October 3, 2019

Complete casting has now been announced for the second-year of the smash hit Broadway run of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird at the Shubert Theatre.

Nick Robinson
Nick Robinson to make Broadway debut in To Kill a Mockingbird
July 18, 2019

"Love, Simon" star Nick Robinson is set to make his Broadway debut as he takes over the role of Jem Finch in the critically acclaimed production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in November.

Ed Harris
Ed Harris will star as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
June 17, 2019

Tony and four-time Academy Award nominee Ed Harris will officially take over the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the hit Broadway production of the Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird this fall. It has now been confirmed that three-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Daniels will play his final performance on November 3, 2019, with Mr. Harris assuming the role on November 5.

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).