Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-Winning American classic To Kill a Mockingbird comes to Broadway in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin, Directed by Bartlett Sher.
Inspired by Lee’s own childhood in Alabama, To Kill a Mockingbird features one of literature’s towering symbols of integrity and righteousness in the character of Atticus Finch, based on Lee’s own father. The character of Scout, based on herself, has come to define youthful innocence – and its inevitable loss – for generation after generation of readers around the world.
Published in 1960, Harper Lee’s debut novel To Kill a Mockingbird was an immediate and astonishing success. It won the Pulitzer Prize and quickly became a global phenomenon, with more than 50 million copies in print to date. Considered one of the great classics of modern American literature, the novel has never been out of print since its original publication.
I just wanted to express my deepest gratitude for the opportunity for our students to see To Kill a Mockingbird yesterday. For me this was the best broadway show I've ever seen. Seeing my students sitting and engaging in this very deep and complicated work of art is something that every teacher hopes for
Thank you so much for giving our 8th grade scholars at Jonas Bronck Academy the opportunity to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. It was truly an exciting and enriching experience. The play itself was amazing, the set design and acting was superb
It was truly one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had at the theater watching that play in a house packed with passionate young people and their incredibly authentic responses to the work onstage. My students were absolutely floored and we are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it.