Producer Barry Diller today announced the full cast for the return to Broadway of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, the most successful American play in Broadway history. Written by Aaron Sorkin with the direction of Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher, To Kill A Mockingbird is set to reopen on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at the Shubert Theater.
Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee and Emmy award-winning star Jeff Daniels as he returns to his original iconic role as Atticus Finch, and Celia Keenan-Bolger as she returns in her award-winning performance at the Tony Awards as Scout, 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 Bedford, Rosalyn Coleman, Anne-Marie Cusson , Michael Bryan French, Steven Lee Johnson, Tyler Lea, Mariah Lee, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Luke Smith, Yaegel T. Welch and William Youmans complete the set.
To Kill a Mockingbird also welcomes Tavia Rivée Jefferson as Associate Director and Cultural Coordinator, as well as Colette Luckie, People & Culture / Human Resources (President, Cornerstone Consulting HR).
Before Broadway closed in March 2020, To Kill A Mockingbird was playing continuously in houses where there were only standing places. Since the performances began on Thursday, November 1, 2018, the production has not played an empty seat, with capacity remaining above 100% for each performance. On February 26, 2020, the cast of To Kill A Mockingbird performed a historic performance of the play at Madison Square Garden, in front of 18,000 New York City schoolchildren. It was the largest performance of a theatrical work in the history of world theater. In 2019, to cap off National Theater 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, DC for a Unprecedented special presentation at the Library of Congress, in partnership with the Educational Theater Association. President Nancy Pelosi was the special guest, opening the event alongside Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Diane Hayden (the first woman in our country’s history to hold the coveted position).
To Kill a Mockingbird will kick off its nationwide tour from coast to coast on March 27, 2022 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, followed by the tour’s official opening on April 5, 2022 at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston. , MA, with Emmy Award-winning Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch; and will begin performances in London’s West End at the Gielgud Theater on March 10, 2022, with Rafe Spall.
Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most revered figures in American literature, the small town attorney Atticus Finch, played by Daniels. The character cast includes Atticus’ Scout daughter, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the recluse Arthur “Boo” Radley.