Produced by Barry Diller, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird opened to critical acclaim on December 13, 2018 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Before the Broadway shutdown, the production continuously played to 100% capacity, with not a single seat having gone unoccupied. On Wednesday, June 1, To Kill a Mockingbird will reopen in its new home, Broadway’s Belasco Theatre, starring Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear as ‘Atticus Finch.’
The coast-to-coast National Tour will launch on March 27, 2022 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, followed by the official tour opening on April 5, 2022 at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston, MA, starring Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas, and will begin performances in London’s West End at the Gielgud Theatre on March 10, 2022, starring Rafe Spall.
On February 26, 2020, the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird gave a history-making performance of the play at Madison Square Garden, for 18,000 New York City school kids. This was the largest single performance of a theatrical work in the history of world theater. In 2019, to culminate National “Theatre In Our Schools” month, Mr. Sorkin, Mr. Sher, and members of the Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird, led by Jeff Daniels, took the play to Washington, D.C. for an unprecedented special presentation at the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Educational Theatre Association. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the special guest, opening the event alongside Dr. Carla Diane Hayden, Librarian of Congress (the first woman in our nation’s history to hold the coveted position).
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. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley.