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