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.
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.
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.