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).
To Kill a Mockingbird
Tickets are on sale now to see To Kill a Mockingbird 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, is scheduled to officially open 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.
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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, 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).
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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.