The Newsroom Emmy winner Jeff Daniels will reunite with Aaron Sorkin as he headlines the writer’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The Bartlett Sher-helmed production, a collaboration between producer Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater, will begin performances November 1 at a theatre to be announced. Opening night is set for December 13.
Daniels, who takes on the role of Atticus Finch, returns to Broadway after a Tony-nominated turn in 2016’s Blackbird. Joining him are fellow Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie, Peter and the Starcatcher) as Scout, Will Pullen (Sweat) as Jem, and Gideon Glick (Significant Other, Spring Awakening) as Dill. The casting of the three—each notably older than their respective characters—indicates Sorkin’s previously reported intentions to present the drama as a memory play.
The company will also include Tony nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson (Fences), Tony nominee LaTanya Richardson Jackson (A Raisin in the Sun) as Culpurnia, Tony nominee Stark Sands (Kinky Boots) as Horace Gilmer, Dakin Matthews (Waitress, Rudin’s upcoming The Iceman Cometh) as Judge Taylor, Frederick Weller (Mothers and Sons, Glengarry Glen Ross) and Erin Wilhelmi (A Doll’s House, Part 2) as Bob and Mayella Ewell, and Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) in his Broadway debut as Tom Robinson, as well as Phyllis Somerville and Liv Rooth.
Additional casting will be announced at a later date.
The production will feature 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. Casting is by Daniel Swee.