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To Kill a Mockingbird Recoups Investment 19 Weeks After Opening

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, starring Jeff Daniels, is currently running at the Schubert Theatre on Broadway.

Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is officially a hit on Broadway.
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Producer Scott Rudin has announced that To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, directed by Bartlett Sher, has recouped its entire investment a mere 19 weeks after opening at the Schubert Theatre on Thursday, December 13.

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).

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.

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