Broadway Re-Opening: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Shubert)

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by Gregory Bernard on September 7, 2021

in Theater-New York

The casting has been announced for the Broadway return of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the most successful American play in Broadway history. Written by Aaron Sorkin with direction by Bartlett SherTo Kill a Mockingbird is set to reopen on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Shubert Theatre. Tickets are now available via Telecharge at 212 239 6200, and on Telecharge.com.

Joining the previously announced Jeff Daniels as he reprises his originating iconic role as Atticus Finch, and Celia Keenan-Bolger as she returns in her Tony Award-winning performance as Scout, are Portia as Calpurnia, Hunter Parrish as Jem Finch, Michael Braugher as Tom Robinson, Russell Harvard as Link Deas, Neal Huff as Bob Ewell, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella Ewell, Noah Robbins as Dill Harris, Zachary Booth as Horace Gilmer, Gordon Clapp as Judge John Taylor, Patricia Conolly as Mrs. Dubose, Christopher Innvar as Sheriff Heck Tate, Ted Koch as Mr. Cunningham, and Amelia McClain as Miss Stephanie, with Ian BedfordRosalyn ColemanAnne-Marie CussonMichael Bryan FrenchSteven Lee JohnsonTyler LeaMariah LeeGeoffrey Allen MurphyLuke SmithYaegel T. Welch, and William Youmans rounding out the ensemble.

The first rehearsal of To Kill a Mockingbird

Before the Broadway shutdown in March 2020, To Kill a Mockingbird continuously played to standing-room-only houses. Since performances began on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the production has not played to an empty seat, with capacity remaining over 100% for every performance. On February 26, 2020, the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird gave a history-making performance of the play at Madison Square Garden, for 18,000 New York City school kids. This was the largest single performance of a theatrical work in the history of world theater. In 2019, to culminate National “Theatre In Our Schools” month, Mr. Sorkin, Mr. Daniels, Mr. Sher, and members of the Broadway cast of To Kill a Mockingbird took the play to Washington, D.C. for an unprecedented special presentation at the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Educational Theatre Association. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was the special guest, opening the event alongside Dr. Carla Diane Hayden, Librarian of Congress (the first woman in our nation’s history to hold the coveted position).

Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels at a rehearsal for To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird will launch its coast-to-coast National Tour on March 27, 2022, at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, followed by the official tour opening on April 5, 2022 at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston, MA, starring Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch; and will begin performances in London’s West End at the Gielgud Theatre on March 10, 2022, starring Rafe Spall.

Jeff Daniels and Portia rehearse To Kill A Mockingbird

Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Daniels. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley.

To view To Kill a Mockingbird’s ‘Welcome Back to Broadway’ video, written by Mr. Sorkin and voiced by Mr. Daniels, please click below.

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