“TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD”
A NEW PLAY BY AARON SORKIN
SHATTERS ALL-TIME ONE WEEK BOX OFFICE RECORD
FOR HIGHEST GROSS OF ANY PLAY ON BROADWAY
IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION
“MOCKINGBIRD” TAKES IN
IN FIRST FULL WEEK OF ITS BROADWAY RUN
Producer Scott Rudin announced today that the new Broadway production of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, has now broken the Shubert Organization’s box office record for highest weekly gross of any play on Broadway in the organization’s history. The record-breaking gross of $1,586,946.02 was achieved in the first full week of performances after the play officially opened to critical acclaim on Thursday, December 13.
The all-time record was previously held by Betrayal (also produced by Scott Rudin) with $1,442,087 in 9 performances, which To Kill A Mockingbird surpassed in 8 performances at 101.43% capacity. Since performances began on Thursday, November 1, 2018, To Kill A Mockingbird has not played to an empty seat, with capacity being at 100% or greater for every performance. The advance currently stands at more than $22 million.
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 Jeff Daniels. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and their 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), Stark Sands (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), Erin Wilhelmi (as Mayella Ewell), and LaTanya Richardson Jackson (as Calpurnia).