Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, has been adapted for the stage and brought to life on Broadway in a powerful and thought-provoking production. The play, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, stays true to the heart of Lee’s story while also adding its own unique flair. Read on for more details about To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway.
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Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird on Broadway
The play follows the story of Scout Finch, a young girl growing up in a small town in Alabama in the 1930s. Scout and her brother Jem are fascinated by their reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley, but their attention is quickly drawn to their father, Atticus Finch when he takes on the controversial case of defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman.
Please note: This performance uses several recorded “gunshots,” approx. 49 minutes into the performance. This performance also contains mature subject matter and sensitive/graphic language, including racially charged language.
To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway tackles issues of racism, injustice, and prejudice head-on, and the result is a production that is both timely and timeless. Sorkin’s script manages to capture the heart of Lee’s novel while also adding new elements that make the story feel fresh and relevant.
The lead role of Atticus Finch is played by Richard Thomas, who delivers a commanding performance that is both nuanced and powerful. Melanie Moore is equally impressive in the role of Scout, bringing youthful energy and infectious curiosity to the stage!
One of the most impressive aspects of the production is its set design, which transports the audience to the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. The attention to detail is outstanding.
The play offers very little music, as the absence of sound commands the audience’s attention throughout.
See To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway now playing at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts
Show dates: March 21–26, 2023
Show times vary
Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird’s talented cast, stunning set design, and thoughtful script make it a must-see for fans of the book and anyone who appreciates great theatre.