Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird Recoups Investment

Broadway News   Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird Recoups Investment
 
The Aaron Sorkin play, based on Harper Lee’s novel, officially opened at the Shubert Theatre in December 2018.
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The new stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, featuring a script by Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin, has recouped its investment 19 weeks after opening at the Shubert Theatre.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, the Scott Rudin production began previews November 1, 2018, prior to its December 13 opening.

Read opening night reviews here.

Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (Sorkin's The Newsroom) takes on the central role of Atticus Finch in the staging, which frames the Alabama-set story as a memory play as Scout (Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger) recalls the 1930s trial in which her father defended a black man accused of raping a white girl.

Watch: JEFF DANIELS ON WHY ADULT ACTORS HAD TO PLAY THE KIDS IN BROADWAY'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

The cast also includes Will Pullen as Jem, Gideon Glick as Dill, Danny Wolohan as Boo Radley, Frederick Weller as Bob Ewell, Gbenga Akinnagbe as Tom Robinson, Stark Sands as Horace Gilmer, Dakin Matthews as Judge Taylor, Neal Huff as Link Deas, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella Ewell, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson as Calpurnia, as well as Baize Buzan, Thomas Michael Hammond, Ted Koch, David Manis, Danny McCarthy, Aubie Merrylees, Doron JéPaul Mitchell, Phyllis Somerville, Jeff Still, Liv Rooth, Shona Tucker, and Rebecca Watson.

The production has broken the Shubert Organization’s box-office record for the highest weekly gross of any play on Broadway in the organization’s history three times.

The staging features sets by Miriam Buether, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and an original score by Adam Guettel.

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