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To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway

To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway

New York, NY
A powerful, moving adaptation that stars legendary Greg Kinnear as Atticus.
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About To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway

Greg Kinnear is Atticus Finch.

Inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, "To Kill a Mockingbird" features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on herself, has come to define youthful innocence – and its inevitable loss – for generation after generation of readers around the world.

Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" was an immediate and astonishing success. It won the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. Considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, the novel has never been out of print since its original publication.

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All rise for the stage adaptation of one of the most renowned novels in American literature. To Kill a Mockingbird tickets are on sale now.

To Kill a Mockingbird is the Pulitzer Prize-winning work by Harper Lee, but To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin’s new adaptation of the seminal piece. Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, Jean Louise Finch — known to most as Scout — tells the story of how her father, lawyer Atticus Finch, has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a Black man undeservedly accused of raping a young white woman. However, Scout and her brother, Jem, are taking the heat for their father’s decision to go through with representing Tom as the trial approaches.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, the To Kill a Mockingbird play explores justice and tolerance in the American South. Get tickets to To Kill a Mockingbird in New York on TodayTix.

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  • Before she died, To Kill a Mockingbird novelist Harper Lee agreed to having Aaron Sorkin draft a revised script of To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage. That's a great honor, as Lee famously disliked having adaptations made of her work and never went to see them.
  • In the new script, Atticus Finch experiences a gradual moral evolution. According to Aaron Sorkin, “As far as Atticus and his virtue goes, this is a different take on Mockingbird than Harper Lee’s or [1962 film screenwriter] Horton Foote’s."
  • Novelist Harper Lee based the character of Atticus Finch on her own father, A.C. Lee, who worked as a lawyer and defended two African American men accused of murder.
  • The To Kill a Mockingbird book was previously adapted as a play by Christopher Sergel. His show debuted in 1990 in Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama and still plays there annually. Sorkin's adaptation marks the first time Lee’s story is brought to life on Broadway.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Run time

2hr 35min (incl. intermission)

Start date

November 1st, 2018

End date

January 16th, 2022




Shubert Theatre


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