”TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD” TO RETURN TO BROADWAY OCT. 5 — STARRING ORIGINALS JEFF DANIELS & CELIA KEENAN-BOLGER
FOR RELEASE ON THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021
“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
A NEW PLAY BY AARON SORKIN
SET TO RESUME ITS HISTORIC BROADWAY RUN
ON OCTOBER 5
THE ORIGINAL ‘ATTICUS FINCH’
TONY AWARD® NOMINEE
AND EMMY AWARD® WINNER
IN HER TONY AWARD-WINNING PERFORMANCE
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New York, NY – Producer Barry Diller announced today that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the most successful American play in Broadway history, is set to resume performances on Broadway on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Shubert Theatre. Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Jeff Daniels will reprise his originating iconic role as ‘Atticus Finch’ and Celia Keenan-Bolger returns in her Tony Award-winning performance as ‘Scout Finch’ in Aaron Sorkin’s new play with direction by Bartlett Sher.
It was also announced that Orin Wolf has been named Executive Producer of To Kill a Mockingbird, effective immediately. Mr. Wolf will oversee all aspects of the production.
In a statement, Aaron Sorkin said, “We’ve been waiting more than a year for Mockingbird—and all of Broadway—to come back, so this is a very happy announcement. I’m looking forward to the re-launch of the play under Orin Wolf’s leadership and I’m excited for the electricity that Jeff, Celia and the whole cast will be bringing to the Shubert Theatre. Mostly I’m looking forward to being back in our rehearsal room.”
Mr. Daniels added, “Over the course of the original year long run, I felt a nightly privilege playing Atticus Finch. At this moment in our country’s history, I’m honored to play him again, to inhabit an iconic American Hero who still speaks to our times and will help us all remember who we can be.”
To Kill a Mockingbird has amassed a total gross of more than $125,000,000, and before the Broadway shutdown, continuously played to standing-room-only houses. Since performances began on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the production has not played to an empty seat, with capacity remaining over 100% for every performance. 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. Daniels, Mr. Sher, and members of the Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird 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).
To Kill a Mockingbird will launch its coast-to-coast National Tour 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 as ‘Atticus Finch’; and will begin performances in London’s West End at the Gielgud Theatre on March 10, 2022, starring Rafe Spall.
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 Daniels. 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.
Tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are now available via Telecharge at 212 239 6200, and on Telecharge.com.
Complete cast and other To Kill a Mockingbird news will be announced soon.
Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Photo by Julieta Cervantes.
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Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger on Opening Night. Photo by Little Fang.
To Kill a Mockingbird opens on Broadway on December 13, 2018. Photo by Little Fang.
Then Vice President Joe Biden visits To Kill a Mockingbird on December 19, 2018.
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. Photo by Jenny Anderson.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi welcomes the cast and creative team of To Kill a Mockingbird to the United State Capitol.
(NYT Critic’s Pick) “Beautiful, elegiac, and exhilarating. Every ounce of know-how at the highest echelons of theatre has been applied to this ‘Mockingbird.’”
Jesse Green, The New York Times
“A soaring, towering ‘Mockingbird’ deeply embedded in the
Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“★★★★★ All rise for the miracle that is ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway. It sparks theatrical fireworks that light up the Shubert, with a towering, magnificent performance from a never-better Jeff Daniels. ‘Mockingbird’ is electrifying.
Unmissable and unforgettable.”
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A new Broadway blockbuster. Aaron Sorkin, Bartlett Sher and an impeccable cast have created something provocatively fresh and rustically elegant.
Jeff Daniels offers a stirring, thoroughly original Atticus Finch.”
Charles McNulty, LA Times
“A game-changing ‘Mockingbird’; genuinely radical and pulsing with relevance.”
Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
“Reconsider. Everything. Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels deliver an Atticus for our times. This is the ‘Mockingbird’ of our collective daydream, the ‘Mockingbird’ we’re revisiting with our 21st century notions and expansive boundaries.”
Greg Evans, Deadline
“All rise for this great show. One of the best in history.”
David Richardson, NPR
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