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New To Kill a Mockingbird Photos Released as Show Opens on Broadway

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's novel stars Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Gbenga Akinnagbe.

Gbenga Akinnagbe stars as Tom Robinson in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.
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New photos have been released of Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. Bartlett Sher directs the production, currently running at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.

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Written during the early stages of the civil rights movement — at a time when Jim Crow laws were still in effect in many Southern states — and first published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird held up a mirror to the ingrained culture of racism in the Deep South.

Lee's debut novel earned immediate acclaim. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and was published in 10 languages within a year of its release. To Kill a Mockingbird is now considered one of the classics of modern American literature, with 50 million copies in print to date.

Jeff Daniels heads the cast as Atticus Finch, alongside Celia Keenan-Bolger (Scout), Will Pullen (Jem), Gideon Glick (Dill), Danny Wolohan (Arthur "Boo" Radley), Frederick Weller (Bob Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (Tom Robinson), Stark Sands (Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (Judge Taylor), Erin Wilhelmi (Mayella Ewell), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Calpurnia), Neal Huff, Danny McCarthy, Phyllis Somerville, and Liv Rooth.

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