Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird plays its final performance at Broadway's Shubert Theatre January 16. The acclaimed production is scheduled to reopen at Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning June 1, with current star Greg Kinnear returning to the role of Atticus Finch.
Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (Sorkin's The Newsroom) originally took on the central role of Atticus Finch in the staging, which frames the Alabama-set story as a memory play as Scout recalls the 1930s trial in which her father defended a Black man accused of raping a white girl. Celia Keenan-Bolger won a Tony Award creating the role of Scout on Broadway. Read opening night reviews here.
Check out production photos from the original Broadway company below:
"It has been an extraordinary experience to watch every member of this company bring Mockingbird back to life at the Shubert," says Executive Producer Orin Wolf. "While it is sad to go dark even for a short time, it is an honor to help this magnificent production continue its historic run in the Belasco Theatre and I look forward to its bright future as we kick off in June."
Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner Kinnear made his Broadway debut January 5 as Atticus Finch, succeeding Emmy winner Daniels. Baize Buzan, an original ensemble cast member of Mockingbird, also returned to the production that evening, succeeding Tony winner Keenan-Bolger as Scout.
Watch Kinnear make his Broadway debut in the video below:
Mockingbird, which resumed performances at Broadway's Shubert October 5, also features Portia as Calpurnia, Hunter Parrish as Jem Finch, Michael Braugher as Tom Robinson, Russell Harvard as Link Deas, Neal Huff as Bob Ewell, Mariah Lee 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.
The ensemble includes Scout Backus, Ian Bedford, Rosalyn Coleman, Anne-Marie Cusson, Michael Bryan French, Steven Lee Johnson, Tyler Lea, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Luke Smith, Yaegel T. Welch, and William Youmans.
To Kill a Mockingbird began performances November 1, 2018, at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. On February 26, 2020—a few weeks before the Broadway shutdown—the Broadway cast gave a history-making free performance at Madison Square Garden in front of 18,000 New York City school children.
The staging features sets by Miriam Buether, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton, sound design by Scott Lehrer, and an original score by Adam Guettel.
Wolf was previously named executive producer of To Kill a Mockingbird. Wolf, succeeding Scott Rudin, oversees all aspects of the production.
To Kill a Mockingbird will launch its national tour March 27 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York, starring Emmy winner Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch; performances will begin in London at the Gielgud Theatre March 10 starring Rafe Spall.