Previews for the Broadway and world premiere of Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird begin in just a few days (Thursday, November 1, 2018) at the Shubert Theatre. Based on the classic 1960 novel by Harper Lee, this Mockingbird—adapted for the stage by Sorkin and directed by Bart Sher—is set to open officially on Thursday, December 13 for what I believe is an open run. Who's going?!
I think I'm most eager to hear reports about this than pretty much anything else this season, especially since we've heard so little in the way of specifics. With the cast and creatives involved, it could be incredible or crash and burn entirely. Hoping that it turns out great.
This is my favorite American novel and I'm also very eager to hear reports from this one.Been holding off buying a ticket, recalling the version done at PaperMill in the early 90s with George Grizzard and not thinking it translated well, to the stage. My fingers are crossed.
I'm going on Friday. Very intrigued to see how it works especially since I've heard rumors that it incorporates parts of Go Set a Watchman. Also hoping that it continues the trend of the incredible plays this season
Here's my number one question for people who see an early preview: WHY IS SCOUT 40?!
Sauja said: "Here's my number one question for people who see an early preview: WHY IS SCOUT 40?!"Yeah, this is what I'm most concerned about. It could be playing up the memory play aspect and work really well, or it could be ridiculous.
I think the idea is brilliant. It means the producers do not have to deal with child actors or (even worse) stage parents.
I think the memory play idea is great, but the fact that they've hired adult actors who are shorter and could potentially play younger, makes the idea a bit confusing?
Nothing makes me happier than student outreach on Broadway.https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/TO-KILL-A-MOCKINGBIRD-Will-Offer-10-Tickets-For-New-York-City-Public-Middle-And-High-School-Students-20181030
Seeing the marquee makes me so happy! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpk8gM_gc7u/?taken-at=206140Does anyone know if there's an invited dress tonight?
so looking forward to seeing this in a few weeksdumb question - why isn't Jeff's name above the title like it is on the ads and all marketing materials?
VernonGersch said: "so looking forward to seeing this in a few weeksdumb question - why isn't Jeff's name above the title like it is on the ads and all marketing materials?"Not sure. My guess is "To Kill A Mockinbird is a well known enough property that he didn't need to be on there. Also since he's not a "above the title" actor or whatever the name of that is, they won't be responsible for refunds if he doesn't perform. Just my guess
Given the memory play conceit that is apparently being put onto this, and Sorkin's changes, I think this production has a lot to prove going in, more than most other adaptations.
WhizzerMarvin said: "Mike,I would also add that with a memory play, one could expect to be dealing with an unreliable narrator as opposed to dealing with a straight-up flashback, in which case I would expect the author to be telling us “the truth.”"Interesting. Seeing The Waverly Gallery this week and plan to catch this soon as well. Excited to see!
No reports from invited dress last night?
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