“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” BREAKS BOX OFFICE RECORD IN ITS 49th WEEK ON BROADWAY
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FOR RELEASE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
A NEW PLAY BY AARON SORKIN
SHATTERS ITS OWN BOX OFFICE RECORD
FOR THE NINTH TIME
HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST GROSSING AMERICAN PLAY
IN BROADWAY HISTORY
“MOCKINGBIRD” GROSSES $2,244,415.34 FOR WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 13
(49 WEEKS INTO RECORD-BREAKING RUN)
CUMULATIVE TOTAL GROSS SURPASSES $100,000,000
**NEW CAST IN REHEARSAL**
New York, NY – At 49 weeks into the run, and as a new company rehearses in New York City, producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller announced today that the Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, has once again shattered its own box office record for the ninth time with the now record-breaking gross of $2,244,415.34 (w/e 10/13/19). To Kill a Mockingbird holds the title of the highest grossing American play in Broadway history. The production has now amassed a total gross of $100,000,000, and continues to play to standing-room-only houses.
Since performances began on Thursday, November 1, 2018, To Kill a Mockingbird has not played to an empty seat, with capacity being at 100% or greater for every performance. Cumulative gross sales to date stand at more than $84 million and it has recouped its entire investment a mere 19 weeks after opening to critical acclaim on December 13, 2018.
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 (2019 Tony Award winner 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). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama are brought to life on stage by Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson), Stark Sands (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell). This company will continue performances through November 3.
Four-time Academy Award® nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award® winner Ed Harris begins performances as Atticus Finch on November 5, alongside Nick Robinson as Jem Finch, Eliza Scanlen as Mayella Ewell, Kyle Scatliffe as Tom Robinson, LisaGay Hamilton as Calpurnia, Nina Grollman as Scout Finch, Taylor Trensch as Dill Harris, Manoel Felciano as Horace Gilmer, Russell Harvard as Link Deas and Boo Radley, Patricia Conolly as Mrs. Dubose, Christopher Innvar as Sheriff Heck Tate, William Youmans as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds, and ensemble members Rosalyn Coleman, Gene Gillette, Luke Smith, and Yaegel T. Welch. Original cast members Neal Huff and Ted Koch will be taking on the roles of Bob Ewell and Mr. Cunningham, respectively. Liv Rooth is reprising her role as Ms. Stephanie, and Rebecca Watson, Aubie Merrylees, David Manis, Baize Buzan, Steven Lee Johnson, and Geoffrey Allen Murphy will again be part of the production’s ensemble.
Tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are now on sale through September 6, 2020 at the Shubert Theatre box office, by calling Telecharge at 212 239 6200, and on Telecharge.com.
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