For the first time ever, Harper Lee’s open-hearted dissection of justice and tolerance in the American South is brought vividly to life on the Broadway stage in Aaron Sorkin’s new play, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.
Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, played by four-time Academy Award® nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award® winner Ed Harris. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Nina Grollman), her brother Jem (Nick Robinson), their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia (LisaGay Hamilton), their visiting friend Dill (Taylor Trensch), and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Russell Harvard).
Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel was an immediate and astonishing success. It won the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. Considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, the novel has never been out of print since its original publication 57 years ago.
To Kill A Mockingbird opened on Broadway on December 13, 2018, and is playing at the Shubert Theatre.