Nick Robinson in a still shot of Love Simon - heading to To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway
Nick Robinson in a still shot of Love Simon - heading to To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway

Love, Simon Star Nick Robinson Joins To Kill A Mockingbird

Actor Nick Robinson, known predominantly to film audiences for playing the title role in Love, Simon, will join the Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird. He will assume the role of Jem Finch in the Aaron Sorkin stage adaption of Harper Lee’s perennial classic. He enters the production on November 5, 2019, alongside four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris who will succeed Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird is directed by Bartlett Sher.

Nick Robinson made his stage debut at the  age 12, coincidentally in a production of To Kill a Mockingbird at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre playing the role of Jem in a different stage adaptation. Bartlett Sher was the Artistic Director at the time. Robinson is well-known to film audiences for his turn as the sensitive title character in the teen comedy-drama Love, Simon. Additional film and television credits include Melissa and JoeyNative Son; Strange But True; Krystal; Everything, Everything; The 5th Wave; Being Charlie; Jurassic World; Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ The Kings of Summer; Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat; Seth Savoy’s Echo Boomers; and Boardwalk Empire.

“Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Harris. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (2019 Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Robinson), their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia (LaTanya Richardson Jackson), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Danny Wolohan). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama are brought to life on stage by Frederick Weller (as Bob Ewell), Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson), Manoel Felciano (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell). “

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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