The new stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird celebrated its opening night at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre December 13. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the production stars Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as Atticus Finch.
Oscar and Emmy winner Aaron Sorkin penned the script for the theatrical take, which frames Harper Lee's Alabama-set story as a memory play, with Scout (Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger) recalling the 1930s trial in which her father defended a black man accused of raping a white girl.
Find out what critics thought of the production in the reviews below.
Broadway News (Elizabeth Bradley)
Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)
Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)
New York Daily News (Chris Jones)
New York Post (Joe Dziemianowicz)
New York Stage Review (Elysa Gardner) (Steven Suskin)
Newsday (Elisabeth Vincentelli)
Theater News Online (David Cote) (Jeremy Gerard)
Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)
The New York Times (Jesse Green)
Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)
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 Scott Rudin and Lincoln Center Theater co-production 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. Casting is by Daniel Swee, C.S.A.