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Jeff Daniels on return to Broadway in To Kill a Mockingbird & new show “American Rust”

Cast Complete for Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Starring Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger

Casting is now complete for the Broadway return of Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, which resumes performances at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre October 5.

The production, as previously reported, will welcome the return of two of its original stars: Tony nominee and Emmy winner Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch and Celia Keenan-Bolger in her Tony-winning performance as Scout Finch. Tony winner Bartlett Sher directs.

Daniels and Keenan-Bolger will be joined by 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.

Jeff Daniels, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Celebrate Broadway’s Return in Short Film

Jeff Daniels is ready to welcome audiences back to Broadway.

The producing team behind “Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird,” a box office juggernaut that already ranks as the most successful American play in Broadway history, unveiled a new video on Thursday intended to celebrate the return of the Great White Way after a year of pandemic-related closures. The video features an original script written by playwright, Aaron Sorkin, and voiced by the dulcet-toned Daniels.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sets Free Performance for 18,000 New York School Students

“Early next year, roughly 18,000 students from New York City Department of Education public middle and high schools in all five boroughs will get one of the toughest tickets on Broadway, gratis. Producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced today that Aaron Sorkin’s smash Broadway adaptation of the classic Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, will play a free performance Feb. 26 for students in the arena at Madison Square Garden.”

A New Way of Looking at ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“The first line of Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird is one of quiet confusion. ‘Something didn’t make sense,’ Scout Finch tells the audience of the tale that’s about to unfold. Sorkin’s dramatization of Harper Lee’s novel, which opened on Broadway last December, is an unexpectedly probing work that refuses to let an American classic go unchallenged. Instead, it stages two trials: One is from the book, in which Scout’s attorney father, Atticus Finch, defends Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama, and tries to combat the community’s entrenched racism.”

Introducing Nina Grollman, Broadway’s New Scout Finch

To Kill a Mockingbird graduated its first cast of actors at the beginning of November, passing to a whole new ensemble the charge of performing Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic American novel.”

Rhys Ifans to Star in West End ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“The stage and screen star will play Atticus Finch when the Aaron Sorkin-penned adaptation premieres in London.”

In ‘Mockingbird,’ A Deaf Actor Finally Gets His Wish: Not to be Defined Solely by Deafness

“Russell Harvard has been waiting not so patiently for this his entire career. And now, at long last, for a deaf actor channeled inexorably into deaf roles, the moment has arrived: Playing a hearing character.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Sets London Run: Scott Rudin-Produced Broadway Smash Begins West End Engagement Next Spring

“Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird, one of Broadway’s major critical successes of recent seasons and the most commercially successful American play in Broadway history, will open a London production next spring.”

Broadway Smash ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Completes Second-Year Cast

“The new cast set to play the townsfolk of Maycomb, Alabama, for the second year of the blockbuster Broadway drama To Kill a Mockingbird is now complete.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Becomes First American Play To Gross $2M In Single Week

“Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has hit another Broadway milestone: The production, starring Jeff Daniels and directed by Bartlett Sher, has become the first American play to gross more than $2 million in a single week.”

Ed Harris to Step in as Atticus Finch in Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“The four-time Oscar nominee will succeed Jeff Daniels in the iconic role, returning to Broadway after an absence of more than 20 years and beginning performances Nov. 5.”

Jeff Daniels Talks About ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ On Broadway

“Jeff Daniels talks about To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway and trying to satisfy fans of the book and movie.”

American Masters Podcast with Actor Jeff Daniels

“Jeff Daniels discusses his Tony-nominated role as Atticus Finch in the Aaron Sorkin adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. He describes the intense preparation that goes into workshopping characters like Finch, and what makes a great performance. Some of Daniels’ film and TV roles include The Newsroom, Dumb and Dumber, The Squid and the Whale, The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Looming Tower, and Godless.”

Jeff Daniels: ‘we can’t go on like this’

“Emmy award winning actor Jeff Daniels explains to Lawrence O’Donnell what Americans can learn from Atticus Finch in the age of Trump.”

Jeff Daniels on Performing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for the Clintons

“The Tony nominee reveals why he couldn’t say no to the iconic but daunting role in Aaron  Sorkin’s record-breaking stage adaptation: “It’s such an in–your–face confrontation with race in America.”

Celia Keenan–Bolger’s Scout Finch Is Good Enough to Convince Kids She’s a Kid

“At 41, Celia Keenan–Bolger has played her fair share of characters younger than herself onstage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Glass Menagerie, and Saved, but now she’s playing one that’s closer to her heart.”

Jeff Daniels on being Broadway’s Atticus Finch for hundreds of shows: ‘Now I know what I’m doing.’

“Jeff Daniels has earned a Tony nomination for his leading role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird — and is among the oddsmakers’ favorites to win when the awards show airs June 9.

Jeff Daniels Plays a Hero on Broadway. He’s Still Waiting for One in the Real World

“The day is cloudy and so is Jeff Daniels. The actor has walked to Central Park directly from watching the news conference in which Attorney General William Barr defended President Trump in the moments before the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, and it has done even less for his mood than the drizzle that arrives at the park entrance with him.”

Why Jeff Daniels Moved His Family to Michigan 32 Years Ago — and Never Looked Back

“Jeff Daniels received his third Tony nomination for Lead Actor for playing Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird, but he’s really more of a Michigan guy.”

Why Jeff Daniels Considers ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway The Role of A Lifetime

“Jeff Daniels acknowledges his responsibility in portraying Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, especially in today’s political climate.”

How ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Beat the Odds to Deliver a Broadway Smash

“Jeff Daniels slumps into a chair in the Shubert Theatre, grasping an oversize Starbucks and looking bone-crushingly exhausted. His eyelids are heavy, and he seems like a man in desperate need of rest.”

Celia Keenan-Bolger Dissects the State of the Nation

“When Celia Keenan-Bolger was a young girl growing up outside Detroit, she was asked to present a monologue as her audition for a play. Already a veteran of musicals, she was used to singing on command, but this request caused some confusion in her family.”

The First Time: Jeff Daniels

“Star of Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird talks auditioning for high school musicals, getting in trouble and working with Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini and Jack Nicholson.”

Jeff Daniels on Playing Atticus Finch in the Time of Trump

“Actor Jeff Daniels joins Nicolle Wallace to discuss the Trump presidency, the average American voter, and how the current political climate impacts his performance of Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Jeff Daniels Says the To Kill a Mockingbird Play Changes People

Why Gideon Glick’s Dill Is the Secret Weapon of Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“When audiences flock to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre to see Harper Lee’s novel come to life onstage in Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird, expectations are high. But it’s what we don’t expect that delivers one of the most affecting moments in the play.”

Jeff Daniels on Taking the Broadway Stage as Atticus Finch: “I’m Old Enough to Know How Special This Is”

“When Jeff Daniels walks onto the stage at the Shubert Theatre in New York City and delivers his opening lines as small-town Southern lawyer Atticus Finch in Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the audience reaction is electric.”

Two Scouts: Celia Keenan-Bolger Recalls The Day A ‘Mockingbird’ Icon Came Calling – Tony Watch Q&A

“Celia Keenan-Bolger was nominated for her first Tony Award in 2005 (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), her second in 2012 (Peter and the Starcatcher) her third in 2014 (The Glass Menagerie) and her fourth just weeks ago. As Scout Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Keenan-Bolger is the audience stand-in, the eyes and ears through which we observe crushing racism and some small reach for hope.”

Jeff Daniels Was Supposed to Take Over the Family Lumber Business

“By 1976, college student Jeff Daniels was pretty sure he didn’t want to follow his father into the Michigan lumber trade. But he wasn’t sure he could make it as a working actor — until one of the founders of Manhattan’s legendary Circle Repertory Company spotted him at Eastern Michigan University.”

Jeff Daniels Reacts to Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s “Dumb and Dumber” Met Gala Outfits

Jeff Daniels talks ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Actor Jeff Daniels is nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for his portrayal of Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The story shines a light on racial prejudice in the deep South by focusing on Finch’s defense of Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of assaulting a white woman in the 1930s. Daniels joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss his latest role and his Tony nomination.”

Playing the beloved role of Scout Finch in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Only on the ‘CBS This Morning’ podcast, Tony-nominated actress Celia Keenan-Bolger invites CBS News’ Jamie Wax into her dressing room at the Shubert Theatre to discuss playing Scout in Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.”

How Jeff Daniels Mastered the Role of Atticus Finch

“Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway retelling of To Kill A Mockingbird wouldn’t work without its leading man. Jeff Daniels explains how watching Robert Mueller helped unlock the play’s complicated protagonist.”

Every night, racists kill me. Then I leave the theater for a world of danger.

“I was 8 or 9 when I first realized that I would have to soften my voice, cross the street or use big words I learned on TV to make white people feel safe around me. Since November, I have been playing Tom Robinson in Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Becomes Top-Grossing American Play in Broadway History

“Producer Scott Rudin and playwright Aaron Sorkin’s blockbuster stage adaptation of the 1960 Harper Lee novel about racial injustice in the Jim Crow-era Deep South has surpassed $40 million in just 27 weeks.”

Fan-Picked 2019 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced

“Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird received the most nominations for plays, with a total of seven, including Favorite New Play and nominations for stars Jeff Daniels, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gbenga Akinnagbe (two nominations), Gideon Glick and LaTanya Richardson Jackson.”

How Jeff Daniels steps into Atticus Finch’s shoes

“Atticus Finch is one of the most recognizable characters in American literature. The small-town Alabama lawyer from Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has gotten an update on Broadway, more than half century after the book was published.”

The Faces of the 2019 Tony Nominees

“Welcome to Tony Awards season, when the stars of Broadway’s biggest shows are honored while still, in many cases, performing eight times a week. The day after the nominations came out, Vulture photographed some of the actors, directors, and writers who’d received a nod. Along the way, the nominees spoke about their shows, their collaborators, their group texts, and their reactions to being nominated, before heading off to their Wednesday matinees.”

Conversations With Show People

“Star of TV’s The Newsroom and Broadway veteran Daniels has been nominated for three Tonys. His latest nomination is for his current role as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird. The play reunites him with Newsroom creator Aaron Sorkin, who adapted Harper Lee’s novel. Daniels has also starred on Broadway in Blackbird, God of Carnage, Redwood Curtain, The Golden Age and Fifth of July.”

Couch Surfing with Jeff Daniels

“Tony-nominated actor, Jeff Daniels, stops by Couch Surfing this week to talk about To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway and some of his greatest roles including Something Wild, Dumb and Dumber, The Newsroom, and more!”

Aaron Sorkin Talks ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Interior. Restaurant at a Beverly Hills hotel, early March. Music spritzing luxuriously in the background. A publicist finishes her breakfast. In walks a frazzled middle-aged theater critic. Publicist retrieves him. The two exchange pleasantries, then dive into the reason for this interview: Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, which has become one of the biggest hits of the Broadway season.”

Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Breaks Own Box Office Record For The Fourth Time

“Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird is continuing to make waves on Broadway. Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the play based on Harper Lee’s classic novel and directed by Bartlett Sher has broken its own one-week box office record for the fourth time.”

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’s’ Gbenga Akinnagbe Is Taking New York, From Broadway To Tribeca And An Intersection In Flatbush

“Every show night at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, Gbenga Akinnagbe resurrects Tom Robinson, bringing to life that most anguished of all the mockingbirds in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.”

Citizens of Mockingbird: Jeff Daniels on Becoming Atticus Finch, the Iconic Hero Without a Cape

“In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named ‘best-loved’ American novel with fresh eyes. In this exclusive series, Broadway.com talks with Sorkin and the talented performers who bring the citizens of Maycomb, Alabama to life every night at the Shubert Theatre.”

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Star Gbenga Akinnagbe’s Favorite Places

“Actor, activist and founder of Liberated People and Enitan Vintage Gbenga Akinnagbe shows New York Live’s Joelle Garguilo Brooklyn Kettle and Radical Women, two of his favorite places to hang out before starring in Broadway’s To Kill A Mockingbird as Tom Robinson.”

Aaron Sorkin On Adapting ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“The writer famous for The Social Network reveals Mockingbird connections to The West Wing, the origin of Sorkin ‘dialect,’ and how his play is a companion to Harper Lee’s original novel.”

Actor Gideon Glick Heads to Broadway for ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has made its way to Broadway; playwright Aaron Sorkin has adapted the novel. Actor Gideon Glick is bringing the character Dill Harris to life. Glick joined Cheddar to talk about the story’s relevance today and taking on a character based off of Truman Capote.”

Celia Keenan-Bolger on Playing Scout Finch in Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill A Mockingbird is arguably one of the greatest stories ever told in American literature. A tale of social injustice and inequality in the deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning classic novel made household names out of characters like Atticus Finch.”

Gbenga Akinnagbe discusses his role in Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Citizens of Mockingbird: Celia Keenan-Bolger on the Magic and Morality of Playing Scout Finch

“In adapting Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird for the stage, award-winning scribe Aaron Sorkin looked at the iconic characters of the recently named ‘best-loved’ American novel with fresh eyes. In this exclusive series, Broadway.com talks with Sorkin and the talented performers who bring the citizens of Maycomb, Alabama to life every night at the Shubert Theatre.”

Gideon Glick Channels A Child In The Record-Breaking Play ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

“When Gideon Glick was asked to play Dill Harris in a three week workshop of the Broadway-bound play To Kill A Mockingbird, at first he was confused. Especially since Glick is an adult and the character Dill is a child who ages from seven to ten during the course of the play.”

In ‘Mockingbird’, a Gay Actor Helps Bring a Story of Otherness to Life

To Kill a Mockingbird is, at its heart, a story about otherness — the otherness of being Black in a world ruled by whites, of course, but also the otherness of ‘a young butch girl and her friend who is this queer boy,’ as actor Gideon Glick puts it.”

America 2024: ‘Presidential’

“Gideon Glick and Celia Keenan-Bolger in a reading of Paul Rudnick’s play Presidential in T Magazine’s 2019 Culture Issue.”

Trump’s White House doesn’t support the arts. Nancy Pelosi is rallying the cause instead.

“Tears welled up in the eyes of the actress from To Kill a Mockingbird after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) glided into the party. ‘I very firmly believe that the arts are going to bind Americans together,’ Pelosi declared to the actors, journalists and congressional staffers gathered Monday night at the Oval Room restaurant in honor of the Broadway cast.”

LaTanya Richardson Jackson back on Broadway in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

“Latanya Richardson Jackson is back on the Broadway in a tour de force performance as Calpurnia in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird.”

Age 28, going on 12: How adult actors pull off playing children onstage

“When does 28 equal 12? Or 41 equal 8? And how is it even possible that 22, 25 and 35 could all equal 11? The answer: When you are casting grown-ups to play kids onstage.”

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Breaks Broadway American Play Record With $1.718M Weekly Box Office Take

“Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird has smashed its own box office record, securing its place in the Broadway history books yet again with the highest weekly gross ever for an American play: $1,718,215.”

Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ will launch national tour at Kennedy Center

“Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird — a prodigious Broadway hit this season — will begin a two-year national tour with a launch at the Kennedy Center in August 2020, the show’s producers and the center announced Thursday.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ star Mary Badham reveals why Barack Obama reminded her of Gregory Peck

To Kill a Mockingbird’s status as a classic film is built on the riveting performances of Gregory Peck as lawyer Atticus Finch, and 9-year-old Mary Badham as his daughter, Scout. It has been said many times that Peck was the real Atticus, a charismatic family man who devoted much of his life to helping others. But as I watched the 1962 movie in anticipation of its return to theaters, Atticus’s calm demeanor and unpretentious eloquence reminded me of someone else: former President Barack Obama. When I brought up the comparison with Badham, who met Obama at a 2012 White House screening of To Kill a Mockingbird, she burst out laughing.”

When Harper Lee Doodled in Shakespeare Class

“Though best known for To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee loved to draw, and, this week, a collection of her visual art work will be auctioned by Bonhams.”

Hitting his peak at 78: Dakin Matthews, the judge in Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“He directed Annette Bening in her first role and wrote Robin Williams’ reference letter for Juilliard, but Dakin Matthews says his own acting career didn’t really take off until he was in his 70s.”

‘Wait Wait’ For March 2, 2019 With Guest Aaron Sorkin

“Guest Aaron Sorkin joins panelists Faith Salie, Tom Bodett and Paula Poundstone.”

Scott Rudin Responds to ‘Mockingbird’ Controversy With a Solution

“After a number of stock and amateur theater companies were forced to abandon productions of an earlier adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, the producer has taken the unusual step of granting them the rights to stage Aaron Sorkin’s smash Broadway version.”

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Star Mary Badham Gets Teary Ovation as She Attends Broadway Adaptaion

“The child star of the original 1962 film classic gets a teary welcome from the cast of the adaptation currently on Broadway”

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’s’ Jeff Daniels Reveals What Makes the Broadway Play Work

“The Tony-nominated actor on Atticus Finch, playing a father on Broadway, and the secret ingredient to Mockingbird’s success.”

Hit Plays Are Challenging Broadway’s Conventional Wisdom

“Broadway’s locus communis says musicals are easier to sell than plays. Given the Rialto’s tourist-heavy audience, 15% of whom are international, a tuneful spectacle can reach more pockets than yet another Arthur Miller revival. One need not speak English to hum along, after all. But 2019 is shaping up differently.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is Strongest Performing Play in Quiet Winter Season

“In what is typically the least active time of year for theatergoers, one new show of the 2018-2019 season has consistently performed strong, with box office numbers still growing. That would be Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed new stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, which is also regularly the highest performing straight play on Broadway.”

Aaron Sorkin Talks Writing Broadway Play ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Michael Riedel and Christine Nagy sat down with playwright Aaron Sorkin during their ‘Inside Broadway’ podcast to discuss his brand new play, To Kill A Mockingbird, now on Broadway.”

Giving the Black man in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ a Stronger Voice

“Why TV star Gbenga Akinnagbe’s Broadway debut feels so personal and important.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Becomes Highest Grossing American Play in Broadway History

To Kill a Mockingbird is a certifiable smash and has become one of the greatest stage successes of this or any Broadway season.”

‘Mockingbird’ Opens on Broadway

To Kill a Mockingbird, the beloved American story about a middle-aged white man as a civil-rights hero, opened on Broadway last Thursday night and the nation’s celebrities came to pay homage.”

The Contested Legacy of Atticus Finch

“When To Kill a Mockingbird was published, in 1960, it instantly — and seemingly irrevocably — entered the canon of American literature; it won the Pulitzer Prize, was adapted into an Oscar-winning film, sold tens of millions of copies in more than forty languages, and was eventually assigned to half a century’s worth of middle-school students — some of whom were themselves named Atticus, or had pets named for his daughter, Scout, or her friend Dill, or their strange neighbor, Boo Radley.”

Go Behind the Scenes of “To Kill a Mockingbird’s” Star-Studded Opening Night on Broadway

“The stars came out on Thursday night in New York City for the opening of Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and People has an exclusive look at all the action behind the scenes.”

Behind the Scenes at “To Kill A Mockingbird’s” Opening Night

“On Thursday, December 13, one of the most beloved (and controversial) books ever written made its debut on the Broadway stage when To Kill A Mockingbird premiered at the Shubert Theatre in New York City.”

Oprah, Uma, and Everyone You Know Flocked to To Kill a Mockingbird’s Broadway Opening

“Theater season is in full swing and last night at the Shubert Theatre, it was all about Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird. The play, adapted by iconic screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, is a reimagining of the childhood favorite, expanding upon themes and scenes with powerful words behind them.”

“To Kill a Mockingbird’s” Starry Opening: Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and More

“The Shubert Theatre in New York City was filled on Thursday night with Oscar winners, media titans, and, of course, Broadway legends who came out for the opening of To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Jeff Daniels in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Aaron Sorkin’s theater adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, which stars Jeff Daniels, 63, as the Southern defense attorney Atticus Finch, explores questions of racial injustice that remain as unresolved as they were in the 1930s setting of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.”

The ever-shifting hero of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’: How will Broadway change Atticus Finch?

“When the adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved novel To Kill a Mockingbird premiers on Broadway on Thursday, everyone will be comparing the play with the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the classic movie starring Gregory Peck in his Oscar-winning turn as Atticus Finch.”

Aaron Sorkin and Jeff Daniels Made ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Their Mission

“As if Jeff Daniels needed any more reminders of the great weight of expectation he has agreed to bear, playing one of the most beloved good guys in all of American letters: ‘I was out this summer, and I had a guy come up to me and say, “I hear you’re doing Atticus Finch,” Daniels recalls. “Yeah,” I said, and he goes, “I taught the book for 35 years.’” The man stared gravely at him, the actor adds. “And I said: ‘Well, you’re going to hate the nude scenes.’”

Aaron Sorkin Hits Broadway with an Iconic Courtroom Drama

“Aaron Sorkin is a huge fan of courtroom dramas, both as a reader and as a watcher. His first Broadway play was the swashbuckling military justice story, A Few Good Men, and he’s returned with another legal thriller this winter. But this time he had to shake off a real courtroom drama.

Jeff Daniels

“Jeff Daniels has delivered great performances in films, plays and TV shows for more than 40 years but he thought a true ‘dream role’ had eluded him. Until now. Marc talks with Jeff in the midst of rehearsals for Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway, in which Jeff plays Atticus Finch.”

Aaron Sorkin On New Broadway Show, ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

‘Mockingbird’ Blends Novel’s Spirit and Sorkin’s Voice Onstage

“Nine months ago, the estate of Harper Lee sued a theater producer, alleging that a planned stage adaptation of her beloved novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was unacceptably different from the book. Next week, that play will open on Broadway, without many of the elements that concerned the estate, but with dramatic changes — a new narrative structure, black characters who express anger and frustration, and a running tension between civility and confrontation — that could make the story resonant for contemporary audiences.”

Jeff Daniels and the Cast of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Bringing Harper Lee’s Classic to Broadway

“Star Jeff Daniels, scribe Aaron Sorkin and the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird discuss bring Harper Lee’s classic to the stage.”

Jeff Daniels Has Finally Grown Into His Face

To Kill a Mockingbird was never on Jeff Daniels’ school curriculum. Now he’s playing Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation.”

Jeff Daniels Stars in ‘To
Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway

“Actor Jeff Daniels is set to play Atticus Finch in the Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic book To Kill a Mockingbird. Daniels talks about working with award-winning screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin, getting into character and the story’s still-relevant points on racism.”

Bringing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Broadway was Nearly Impossible

“‘I have something very exciting to talk to you about.’ That’s how Scott Rudin, the EGOT-winning producer, began a phone call to me three years ago. The last three times he’d called me to say, ‘I have something very exciting to talk to you about,’ I ended up writing The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs. So I was listening.”

How Aaron Sorkin took on ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for 2018

“Almost six decades after its publication, PBS just anointed Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird as America’s Best-Loved Novel. For a cherished 58-year-old literary classic that’s never disappeared from schools or shelves, it’s a nice surprise pop in the zeitgeist — and one that only adds to the happy coincidence that this December, a production of Lee’s coming-of-age tale will arrive on Broadway for the first time ever (yes, really) in a new adaptation penned by Aaron Sorkin.”

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Arrives on Broadway

“Aaron Sorkin has never met a stirringly idealistic speech that he didn’t like. He made a name for himself before he was 30 with the 1989 Broadway production of his courtroom drama A Few Good Men (and the subsequent Hollywood adaptation).”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to Offer $10 Tickets to Middle and High School Students

“The producers of Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird have announced a partnership with the New York City Department of Education that will make $10 tickets available to middle and high school students throughout the city’s public school system, as well as interested public middle and high school students outside the city.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is America’s favorite novel

“PBS crowned Harper Lee’s 1960 Southern classic the winner Tuesday night during the final episode of ‘The Great American Read,’ an eight-part series devoted to discovering readers’ favorite work of fiction.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ named America’s favorite novel ever

“America’s favorite novel ever has been named: Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. More than four million votes were cast for PBS’s ‘The Great American Read’ program, in which the public was given a list of 100 popular fiction contenders to choose their most-loved book.”

‘Mockingbird’ chosen as America’s best-loved novel in vote

To Kill a Mockingbird, a coming-of-age story about racism and injustice, overpowered wizards and time travelers to be voted America’s best-loved novel by readers nationwide.”

Jeff Daniels wins for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie

“Jeff Daniels wins the 2018 Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie for Godless.”

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Is Headed to Broadway

“Over the past 55 years, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has racked up pretty much every accolade imaginable. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Gregory Peck.”

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