A new world-premiere stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird will arrive on Broadway December 13, 2018. The Broadway dates were revealed in a print ad from the September 10 edition of The New York Times.
Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, The West Wing) has written the new stage adaptation of Lee’s semi-autobiographical novel about racial injustice in a small Alabama town in the mid 1930s.
Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is unrelated to another version of the play, previously staged in London and at the Guthrie Theatre, which is frequently produced by local and regional theatres across the U.S.
Sorkin is the Emmy Award-winning writer and creator of the hit TV series The West Wing, and the Academy Award-winning 1992 film A Few Good Men, which he adapted from his 1989 Broadway play. He is the writer-creator of The Newsroom, and authored the screenplays for The Social Network and The American President. NBC is in pre-production for a live-action broadcast of A Few Good Men, which will air in 2018 starring Alec Baldwin.
Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (Golden Boy, The King and I, South Pacific) will direct the Broadway premiere, which is produced by Scott Rudin.