To Kill a Mockingbird new cast
To Kill a Mockingbird new cast

To Kill A Mockingbird Enters Second Year with New Cast Members

The critically acclaimed production of To Kill A Mockingbird, currently playing at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, is entering its second year on Broadway. With this anniversary celebration, new cast members will be entering Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of the Harper Lee classic. Joining the Bartlett Sher-directed production starting November 5, 2019, will be the previously-announced Ed Harris as Atticus Finch.

Joining Harris in To Kill A Mockingbird will be Nick Robinson (Love, Simon) as Jem Finch, Eliza Scanlen as Mayella Ewell, Kyle Scatliffe as Tom Robinson, LisaGay Hamilton as Calpurnia, Nina Grollman as Scout Finch, Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen) as Dill Harris, Manoel Felciano as Horace Gilmer, Russell Harvard as Link Deas and Boo Radley, M. Emmet Walsh as Judge Taylor, Patricia Conolly as Mrs. Dubose, Christopher Innvar as Sheriff Heck Tate, William Youmans as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds, and ensemble members Rosalyn Coleman, Gene Gillette, Luke Smith, and Yaegel T. Welch. Original cast members Neal Huff and Ted Koch will be taking on the roles of Bob Ewell and Mr. Cunningham, respectively. Liv Rooth is reprising her role as Ms. Stephanie, and Rebecca Watson, Aubie Merrylees, David Manis, Baize Buzan, Steven Lee Johnson, and Geoffrey Allen Murphy will again be part of the production’s ensemble.

Ed Harris appeared on Broadway in 1986 in George Furth’s Precious Sons, receiving a Tony nomination for his efforts. He also appeared in the 1996 production of Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides. Harris is widely known to fans of film and television, having appeared in such film classics as Apollo 13The Truman ShowA Beautiful Mind, The Right Stuff, The HoursThe 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 has been a critical hit and audience favorite since it opened on Broadway on November 1, 2018, playing to sold-out crowds. The original cast included Tony Award nominee Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, 2019 Tony Award winner Celia Keenan-Bolger as Scout Finch, LaTanya Richardson Jackson as Calpurnia, Will Pullen as Jem Finch, 2019 Tony Award nominee Gideon Glick as Dill Harris, Frederick Weller as Bob Ewell, Erin Wilhelmi as Mayella Ewell, Gbenga Akinnagbe as Tom Robinson, Dakin Matthews as Judge Taylor, Danny Wolohan as Boo Radley, Phyllis Somerville as Mrs. Dubose, Stark Sands as Horace Gilmer, Danny McCarthy as Sheriff Heck Tate, Jeff Still as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds, and an ensemble that included Doron JePaul Mitchell and Shona Tucker. The show holds the record as the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history.

“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, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama, are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson, prosecutor Horace Gilmer, Judge Taylor, and 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. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October, 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

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