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, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher.
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 Jeff Daniels. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their housekeeper and caretaker Calpurnia (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Danny Wolohan).
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.