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Aaron Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Opens on Broadway Tonight

Jeff Daniels stars as Atticus Finch in the new stage adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel.

Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch and Gbenga Akinnagbe as Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird, opening tonight at the Shubert Theatre.
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Harper Lee's classic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird, adapted for the stage by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, opens on Broadway tonight at the Shubert Theatre, where the brand-new play began performances on November 1.

Jeff Daniels stars as Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Bartlett Sher.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

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, To Kill a Mockingbird is set in 1934 Alabama and tells a story of racial injustice and childhood innocence surrounding small-town lawyer Atticus Finch (Jeff Daniels) and his daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger). The narrative also follows her brother Jem (Will Pullen); their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick); and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur "Boo" Radley (Danny Wolohan).

LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Calpurnia) and Jeff Daniels (Atticus) share a scene in To Kill a Mockingbird.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

Also featured in the cast are 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.

In the courtroom with the Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird.
(© Julieta Cervantes)