The Aaron Sorkin Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s perennial classic To Kill A Mockingbird has found its next Atticus Finch. When Jeff Daniels, Broadway’s current Atticus, departs the production, he will be succeeded by star of stage and screen Ed Harris. Harris will enter the production playing at the Shubert Theatre on November 5, 2019. Tony nominee Daniels will depart the production, directed by Bartlett Sher (My Fair Lady), on November 3rd.
Ed Harris is a former Tony nominee himself, having garnered a nod for his performance in the 1986 Broadway production of George Furth’s Precious Sons. He also appeared in the 1996 production of Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides. Harris is widely know to fans of film and television. A stalwart regular of the big screen, Harris has appeared in such films as Apollo 13, The Truman Show, A Beautiful Mind, The Right Stuff, The Hours, The Abyss, and Appaloosa (among many others). He has been Oscar nominated four times, including for his turn as the title character in the film Pollock. He currently stars as the “Man in Black” in the HBO series Westworld.
To Kill A Mockingbird was nominated for four 2019 Tony Awards, with featured actress Celia Keenan-Bolger taking home the honor in her category. The production, produced by Scott Rudin, explores the story of the Finch family as they face racism, bigotry, and taking a stand in their southern small town during the Great Depression. The play also stars Gideon Glick, Will Pullen, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Frederick Weller, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Stark Sands, and Danny Wolohan.