Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird will have its final show at the Shubert Theater on Broadway on January 16, but a Broadway return has been confirmed.

To Kill a Mockingbird with a final show, but…

The production will reopen at the Velasco Theatre on Broadway on June 1. Its current star Greg Kinnear returning to the role of Atticus Finch. The adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel directed by Bartlett Shell officially launched on December 13, 2018. And the original investment was recouped within 19 weeks of its launch.

Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (Sorkin’s The Newsroom) initially played the central role of Atticus Finch on stage. It sets the Alabama story as a memory play as Scott recalls the 1930s. The trial of the 1990s in which her father defended a black girl accused of raping a white girl. Celia Keenan-Borg won a Tony Award for her role as a Boy Scout on Broadway. Read the opening night review here.

Statements

“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.”

Cast

Mockingbird resumed performances at Broadway’s Shubert on October 5. It currently 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.

Ensemble features 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.

Creative

To Kill a Mockingbird opened November 1, 2018, at the Schubert Theater on Broadway. On February 26, 2020, just a few weeks before Broadway shut down, Broadway actors gave a history-making free show to 18,000 schoolchildren in New York City at Madison Square Garden. Stage set by Miriam Buether, costumes by Ann Roth, lighting design by Jennifer Tipton. Sound design by Scott Lehrer, and original soundtrack by Adam Guettel.

Wolf was previously named executive producer of To Kill a Mockingbird. He succeeded Scott Rudin and oversees all aspects of the production. To Kill a Mockingbird kicks off a national tour on March 27 at Shea’s Center for the Performing Arts in Buffalo, New York. It features Emmy winner Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch; the show begins March 10 at the Gielgud Theatre in London, starring Rafe Spall.

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Credits: Playbill.com; newyorktheaterguide.com

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