“Forgotten Hollywood”- To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway…

Posted on February 20, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`To Kill a Mockingbird  will be directed by Tony-winner Bartlett Sher. Jeff Daniels has been cast as Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway-bound adaptation; Harper Lee’s most famous work. The casting reunites The Newsroom’s Emmy-winning actor with its creator, along with Scott Rudin, who will produce the new play with Lincoln Center Theater.

“`The play has been in the works for two years, and the casting of Daniels was planned from the earliest talks. Jeff steps into a role closely associated with actor Gregory Peck. Casting of the Boo Radley character has not been announced. The reclusive Boo was played by a young Robert Duvall in the 1962 film adaptation.  The kid’s parts, including Scout, will be portrayed by adults.

“`Rudin’s production of Sorkin’s new play has been in the works for a number of years,  with Rudin telling the New York Times that this play’s Atticus is the character from Mockingbird, and not the perceived racist of Lee’s posthumously published prequel, Go Set a Watchman

“`To Kill a Mockingbird is expected to preview on November 1st, with its official opening on December 13th at a theater to be announced.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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