To Kill a Mockingbird: Should You Reread the Book Before You See the Broadway Play?

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Celia Keenan-Bolger, Stark Sands, and more from the cast of the new Broadway play weigh in.

Harper Lee’s classic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird comes to life on Broadway in the new play by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, TV's The West Wing).

The story, recounting the fictional 1930s Alabama trial of black man Tom Robinson and the white lawyer set to defend him, Atticus Finch, has been part of the American culture since its publication in 1960. The book won the Pulitzer Prize, topped the national bestseller list, and, in 2018, was named America’s Favorite Book, according to a PBS poll.

But should you revisit the book before seeing the play? See what cast of To Kill a Mockingbird recommends in the video above.

Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, the play stars Jeff Daniels at Atticus Finch, Celia Keenan-Bolger as his daughter Scout, Will Pullen as his son Jem, and Gideon Glick as their childhood friend Dill; Keenan-Bolger, Pullen, and Glick all offer their opinions, as do Danny Wolohan (Boo Radley), Liv Rooth (Miss Stephanie), Danny McCarthy (Sheriff Heck Tate), Neal Huff (Link Deas), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Calpurnia), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Tom Robinson), and Stark Sands (Horace Gilmer).

The cast also includes Frederick Weller as Bob Ewell, Dakin Matthews as Judge Taylor, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella Ewell, as well as Phyllis Somerville as Mrs. DuBose, with ensemblists Baize Buzan, Thomas Michael Hammond, Ted Koch, David Manis, Aubie Merrylees, Doron JéPaul Mitchell, Jeff Still, Shona Tucker, and Rebecca Watson.

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