Harper Lee News

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Amos Lee's MOUNTAINS OF SORROW, RIVERS OF SONG Tour Heads to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Singer and songwriter Amos Lee will make his Segerstrom Center for the Arts debut on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall as part of the second leg of his 2014 Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour. His recent fall and winter headline tour included sold-out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, ACL Live in Austin and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Lee will be joined by band members, Freddie Berman, drums; Zach Djanikian, mandolin; Annie Clements, bass and vocals; Andy Keenan, guitar, banjo and vocals; and Jaron Olevsky, keyboards. (more...)

5,000 Extra Tickets Released for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Due to phenomenal demand, 5,000 extra tickets will go on sale on Monday 30 June for Timothy Sheader's critically acclaimed production of To Kill a Mockingbird (28 August- 13 September) at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, including an extra matinee added for Tuesday 9 September. (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents NORTH TO MAIN: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

NORTH TO MAINE: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL at ATA, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

RACE, LUNA GALE, CHAVEZ RAVINE, GIRLFRIEND and More Set for CTG's 11th Season at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 11th season at the CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Launch UK Tour, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Following its hugely successful run in 2013 at London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird will embark on a UK tour in September 2014. Casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

Young People's Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Artistic Director Allen MacInnis and Executive Director Nancy J. Webster are thrilled to announce the line-up for 2014/15 - the 49thseason at Young People's Theatre. This year, YPT is presenting seven outstanding productions, including a world premiere and a Canadian premiere, each exploring the central theme of fairness. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 5/30-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

From the pages of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Harper Lee's American classic To Kill a Mockingbird performs at South Bend Civic Theatre. The book, based on themes of justice, equality, morality, ethics and compassion, is considered one of the most influential novels and best sellers in recent history. This coming of age story recognizes our childhood innocence and challenges us to keep searching for fairness and decency in a troubled world. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Goes Digital, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

HarperCollins Publishers have announced that 'To Kill a Mockingbird' will become available as an e-book and digital audiobook on July 8. Lee dicussed a 'new generation' of fans in agreeing to the downloadable editions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at the White Theatre in Overland Park
by Steve Wilson - Apr 07, 2014

The Harper Lee classic, dramatized by Christopher Sergel, To Kill A Mockingbird opened Saturday April 5 at the White Theatre in Overland Park, Kan. Darren Sextro directs the White Theatre production that runs through April 13. Mary Badham, the actor who starred as Scout in the 1962 film starring Gregory Peck, was on hand opening weekend and conducted a talk back on Saturday night. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Bridgeport - Do the Right Thing
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 31, 2014

Few popular novels have been as powerful about a subject as Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. As a film with an A-list star and as a play that is produced from time to time (but not nearly as often as it should be, in this critic's opinion), it's always a solid hit. Thankfully, the creative team at the Bridgeport Theatre Company did not depend on this. (more...)

Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE Opens Tonight at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The life of privilege long enjoyed by a venerable Texas family is slipping away and its members refuse to let go of it without a fight in Horton Foote's absorbing and widely praised comedy, Dividing the Estate, which opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks tonight, March 28 (8pm). Performances at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street) continue through April 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: First look at Bergen County Players' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Bergen County Players continues its 'From Page to Stage' season with Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning landmark American classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird', now through Saturday, April 12th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Sets 26th Season: LES MIS, RAPUNZEL, HENRY V & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2014-2015 Season. Featuring a mix of Shakespeare favorites, popular stories for children of all ages, daring new plays, and a musical event of epic proportions, the celebrated Theater's 26th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond. (more...)

Possum Point Players Accepting Director's Applications for 2015 Season Through 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Possum Point Players will soon be selecting directors for their 2015 season. Interested directors should obtain applications from Jim Hartzell at jlhart8@mchsi.com, or (302) 856-6166-H or (302) 381-4898. Deadline for submission is April 15. Director's will be chosen for the following shows and approximate seasonal time frames: (more...)

Horton Foote's DIVIDING THE ESTATE Opens 3/28 at Palm Beach Dramaworks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The life of privilege long enjoyed by a venerable Texas family is slipping away and its members refuse to let go of it without a fight in Horton Foote's absorbing and widely praised comedy, Dividing the Estate, which opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on Friday, March 28 (8pm). Performances at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis Street) continue through April 27, with specially priced previews on March 26 and 27. (more...)

Bergen County Players to Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 3/22-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Bergen County Players continues its 'From Page to Stage' season with Christopher Sergel's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning landmark American classic 'To Kill a Mockingbird' beginning Saturday, March 22nd and concluding Saturday, April 12th. This timeless tale of innocence and tolerance follows the journey of a young white girl whose father has been appointed to defend a black man framed for a crime he claims he did not commit. Performed at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, the drama provides a poignant look at justice and the human spirit, as told through the eyes of a young girl learning the mysteries and realities of adulthood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm ($20) and Sundays at 2:00 pm ($16). Tickets may be purchased online at www.bcplayers.org, by calling 201-261-4200 or by visiting the box office at 298 Kinderkamack Road during regular box office hours. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' contains strong racial language. (more...)

Surfside Players Stage TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Surfside Players announces its production of an American classic: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, based on the novel by Harper Lee, dramatized by Christopher Sergel and directed by Andrew Villain. The show will run tonight, February 28 - March 16, 2014. (more...)

Surfside Players Present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Harper Lee's classic story comes to life in the Surfside Players' staging of To Kill A Mockingbird, opening this Today at 8:00 p.m. In Depression-era Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, young Scout lives with her father, Atticus Finch, an attorney, and her older brother Jem. When Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping a young white woman, Atticus is asked to represent him and accepts, knowing that his decision will likely cause him, and his family, serious problems with some townspeople. (more...)

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