Danny Wolohan (The Low Road) and Neal Huff (The Iceman Cometh) have joined the company of Aaron Sorkin's new Broadway play based on Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin previews Thursday, November 1, and open on Thursday, December 13, at the Shubert Theatre, with tickets going on sale Saturday, June 9.
Wolohan and Huff join a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Will Pullen, Gideon Glick, Frederick Weller, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Stark Sands, Dakin Matthews, Erin Wilhelmi, Phyllis Somerville, Liv Rooth, and LaTanya Richardson Jackson. To Kill a Mockingbird will have scenic design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and an original score by Adam Guettel.
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, winning the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and getting 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.