The upcoming Broadway production of the new stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird will partner with the New York City Department of Education to offer $10 tickets to middle and high school students in the New York City public school system. Additionally, the production has just announced they will offer general rush tickets for $29.
A staple of school reading lists, Harper Lee’s book was recently voted America’s best-loved novel. The production from producer Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater, written for the stage by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, television’s The West Wing) and starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, begins performances at the Shubert Theatre November 1 with an official opening set for December 13.
“Our City has such a wide array of cultural opportunities that can enrich our students’ education and lives, and I’m thankful we’re able to work together to provide this opportunity to so many of them,” said New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza in a statement.
The $10 tickets are available only to student groups (minimum of 12, maximum of 100, with an effort to accommodate groups in excess of 100) for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening performances from March 12 through May 21, 2019, and for Wednesday and Thursday matinee performances from March 6 through June 5, 2019. Interested educators can find more details here.
Separately, $29 rush tickets will be available from the first preview. These balcony seats are limited to 2 per person and will only be available at the Shubert Theatre box office (225 West 44 Street) beginning at 10am on the day of the performance. Find more information about Broadway rush here.
To Kill a Mockingbird also stars Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen, Gideon Glick, Frederick Weller, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Stark Sands, Dakin Matthews, Erin Wilhelmi, Danny McCarthy, Neal Huff, Phyllis Somerville, Liv Rooth, Danny Wolohan, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson. The production features scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and original music by Adam Guettel.