“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” SHATTERS BOX OFFICE RECORD AND HOLDS RECORD FOR HIGHEST WEEKLY GROSS OF AN AMERICAN PLAY ON BROADWAY
FOR RELEASE ON MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
A NEW PLAY BY AARON SORKIN
SHATTERS ITS OWN BOX OFFICE RECORD
HOLDS THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST WEEKLY GROSS EVER
FOR AN AMERICAN PLAY ON BROADWAY
“MOCKINGBIRD” TAKES IN $1,718,214.84
New York, NY – Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the new 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 at the Shubert Theatre, and the record for the highest weekly gross for an American play on Broadway. The record-breaking gross of $1,718,214.84 (week ending 3/31) is also the highest-ever weekly gross of any play in the history of the Shubert Organization. This is the second time the production has broken its own one-week box office record.
Since performances began on Thursday, November 1, 2018, To Kill a Mockingbird has not played to an empty seat, with capacity at 100% or greater for every performance in the 1,460-seat theater. The advance currently stands at more than $22 million, with total sales at $52 million.
To Kill a Mockingbird recently announced that it will begin a cross-country National Tour at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, next summer. The company will be in our nation’s capital tomorrow (Tuesday) to perform scenes from the play at the Library of Congress, celebrating the culmination of National “Theatre in Our Schools Month,” in conjunctions with the Educational Theatre Association. The event will be hosted by Dr. Carla Diane Hayden, Librarian of Congress, with special guest, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
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). 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).
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