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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#1
Posted: 10/29/18 at 12:02pm

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?!

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Posted: 10/29/18 at 1:34pm
If anyone will do rush for the first preview, let me know.

I want to see the show but the only slot for me it’s friday, so if the tickets for rush are not available or are in really bad location, would love to know!
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#3
Posted: 10/29/18 at 1:38pm
They are keeping a tight lid on this show, I have heard NOTHING. Well it is a Rudin show, so I shouldn't be that surprised
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Posted: 10/29/18 at 3:20pm

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. 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#5
Posted: 10/29/18 at 4:16pm

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.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#6
Posted: 10/29/18 at 4:31pm

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

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#7
Posted: 10/29/18 at 4:38pm
I don't think the word is that the script has actually used parts of GO SET A WATCHMAN, but that it has given Atticus Finch a little more of an 'arch' of personal discovery, which would seemingly mean the character isn't quite as saintly as in the novel. But the character of Atticus in WATCHMAN is radically different. I don't see them trying to connect the two.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#8
Posted: 10/29/18 at 5:24pm

Here's my number one question for people who see an early preview: WHY IS SCOUT 40?! 

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Posted: 10/29/18 at 5:26pm

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. 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#10
Posted: 10/29/18 at 5:42pm
For it to be a memory play wouldn't you still need child actors to show the memory? Or would it be more like heres what happened and show nothing? Of course nobody knows but im excited to see.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#11
Posted: 10/29/18 at 6:05pm

I think the idea is brilliant. It means the producers do not have to deal with child actors or (even worse) stage parents.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#12
Posted: 10/29/18 at 8:12pm
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is a memory play exactly?
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#13
Posted: 10/29/18 at 8:19pm
Wikipdia nails it nicely—

A memory play is a play in which a lead character narrates the events of the play, which are drawn from the character's memory. The term was coined by playwright Tennessee Williams, describing his work The Glass Menagerie.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#14
Posted: 10/30/18 at 12:13am

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? 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#16
Posted: 10/31/18 at 1:23pm

Seeing the marquee makes me so happy! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bpk8gM_gc7u/?taken-at=206140

Does anyone know if there's an invited dress tonight? 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#17
Posted: 10/31/18 at 5:30pm

so looking forward to seeing this in a few weeks

dumb question - why isn't Jeff's name above the title like it is on the ads and all marketing materials?

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#18
Posted: 10/31/18 at 5:48pm

VernonGersch said: "so looking forward to seeing this in a few weeks

dumb question - why isn't Jeff's name above the title like it is on the ads and all marketing materials?
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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 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#19
Posted: 10/31/18 at 5:48pm

VernonGersch said: "so looking forward to seeing this in a few weeks

dumb question - why isn't Jeff's name above the title like it is on the ads and all marketing materials?
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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 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#20
Posted: 11/1/18 at 8:40am
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.”
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#21
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:20am
I got a $29 for Balcony for the rush, I think it’s not gonna be a good view but at least I will be able to see the entire stage.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#22
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:20am

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.

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#23
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:40am
Let me know what the view is like. I’ve only sat in the Orch at The Shubert. Thinking about spending very little this time around.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#24
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:45am

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.”
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Interesting. Seeing The Waverly Gallery this week and plan to catch this soon as well. Excited to see! 

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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Previews#25
Posted: 11/1/18 at 10:45am

No reports from invited dress last night?




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