New rehearsal photos are available of Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, as the cast prepares to make history tonight, February 26th, 2020, as the first-ever Broadway play to perform at Madison Square Garden.
Playing entirely for free to an audience of 18,000 New York City public school students, this one-night event will also mark the most-attended single performance of a play ever in a world theatre.
This unprecedented performance, supporting arts education in NYC schools, was made possible by James L. Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, and was organized by producers Scott Rudin and Barry Diller, with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza.
The eventwill be introduced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray, along with filmmaker Spike Lee. The Mayor will also declare February 26th as “To Kill a Mockingbird Day” in New York City.
The special performance will feature the entire Broadway cast, led by four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Ed Harris as Atticus Finch, along with Nick Robinson as Jem Finch, Eliza Scanlen as Mayella Ewell, Kyle Scatliffe as Tom Robinson, LisaGay Hamilton as Calpurnia, Nina Grollman as Scout Finch, Taylor Trensch as Dill Harris, Manoel Felciano as Horace Gilmer, Russell Harvard as Link Deas and Boo Radley, Dakin Matthews as Judge Taylor, Patricia Conolly as Mrs. Dubose, Christopher Innvar as Sheriff Heck Tate, William Youmans as Mr. Roscoe and Dr. Reynolds, Neal Huff as Bob Ewell, Ted Koch as Mr. Cunningham, Liv Rooth as Ms. Stephanie, and ensemble members Rosalyn Coleman, Gene Gillette, Luke Smith, Yaegel T. Welch, Rebecca Watson, Aubie Merrylees, David Manis, Baize Buzan, Steven Lee Johnson, and Geoffrey Allen Murphy.
To Kill a Mockingbird currently holds the title of the most successful American play in Broadway history and has been playing to standing-room-only houses since its opening on November 1, 2018.
Set in 1934 Alabama, this play brings Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence to the stage and centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The Bartlett Sher–directed production will open on London’s West End in May and launch a coast-to-coast National Tour in August, as previously announced.
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