BWW TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Carl Lee Hailey'
Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of A Time To Kill, based on John Grisham's best-selling novel, is currently in previews on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). This new Broadway play holds the distinction of being the first-ever John Grishamproperty to be adapted for the stage. Ethan McSweeny directs. Sebastian Arcelus, Chike Johnson,Patrick Page, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, Emmy Award winner Tom Skerritt, Fred DaltonThompson, John Douglas Thompson, and Ashley Williams plus Jeffrey M. Bender, Dashiell Eaves,J.R. Horne, John Procaccino, Tijuana Ricks, and Lee Sellars will star. A Time To Kill is produced by Tony Award winner Daryl Roth and Eva Price. Opening night is set for Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Carl Lee Hailey', played by John Douglas Thompson.
A Time to Kill tells the emotionally charged, incendiary story of a young, idealistic lawyer, Jake Brigance, defending a black man, Carl Lee Hailey, for taking the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his young daughter. Their small Mississippi town is thrown into upheaval, and Jake finds himself arguing against the formidable district attorney, Rufus Buckley, and under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. This thrilling courtroom drama remains as grippingly relevant today as it was when Grisham's story was first published in 1989.
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