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Aaron Sorkin

Birth Place: Scarsdale, NY, USA

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His works include the Broadway plays A Few Good Men, The Farnsworth Invention and To Kill a Mockingbird; the television series Sports Night (1998–2000), The West Wing (1999–2006), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006–07), and The Newsroom (2012–14). He wrote the film screenplay for the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992), the comedy The American President (1995), and several biopics including Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Moneyball (2011), and Steve Jobs (2015). For writing 2010's The Social Network, he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay.

He made his feature film debut as a director in 2017 with the crime drama Molly's Game, which garnered mostly positive reviews and earned him a third Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. As a writer, Sorkin is recognized for his trademark fast-paced dialogue and extended monologues, complemented by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's storytelling technique called the "walk and talk". These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.

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[Broadway, 2023]
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[West End, 2020]



Aaron Sorkin Movies

[1992]A Few Good Men Man in Bar

[1993]Malice writer

[1995]The American President Aide in Bar

[2007]Charlie Wilson's War writer

[2010]The Social Network Ad Executive

[2011]Moneyball writer

[2015]Steve Jobs writer

[2017]Molly's Game director

[2020]The Trial of the Chicago 7 writer

[2021]Being the Ricardos writer

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Single Tickets Go On Sale Next Week For Broadway at Stifel's Premiere Season

Single tickets for Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HAIRSPRAY and THE CHER SHOW, all coming to Stifel Theatre in 2024, will go on sale Monday, October 2 at 10:00 a.m. CT. Learn more about the season and find out how to get tickets here!

Interview: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD's Maeve Moynihan Shares her Journey to Becoming Scout in the National Tour

In BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview, Maeve Moynihan discusses her journey and excitement of starring in the national tour of To Kill a Mockingbird. Read on to learn more about her experience and role as Scout.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Launch Digital Lottery for Bass Performance Hall Engagement

Enter the digital lottery for a chance to score discounted tickets to the Bass Performance Hall engagement of To Kill a Mockingbird. Don't miss this critically acclaimed play based on Harper Lee's classic novel.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to Kansas City in October

PNC Broadway in Kansas City will present TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 20th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 20, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Video: Richard Thomas Is Bringing TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to a City Near You

In this video, watch as we catch up with star of the To Kill a Mockingbird National Tour, Richard Thomas! He chats about the importance of this story, why it still resonates with audiences today, and so much more!

Broadway at the Bass Engagement of SIX On Sale Tomorrow

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today that tickets for SIX will go on sale tomorrow, September 15 at 10am. The Tony Award-Winning electrifying new musical phenomenon SIX by Tony Award winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss will make its Bass Hall debut in a limited engagement November 28 – December 3 as part of the 2023-2024 Broadway at the Bass Season presented by PNC Bank.

Corey Stoll, Natalie Gold & Alyssa Emily Marvin to Join Sarah Paulson in APPROPRIATE

Golden Globe Award nominee Corey Stoll (“House of Cards,” “Billions”), Natalie Gold (“Succession”), and Alyssa Emily Marvin (Grey House) join Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award winner Sarah Paulson in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater, directed by Lila Neugebauer.

Cast Announced for Third Season of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Tour; First Look!

The complete cast has been announced for the third touring season of the First National Tour of tTo Kill a Mockingbird. Learn more about the cast and check out all new photos here!

JAGGED LITTLE PILL Launches Digital Lottery for Run at Bass Performance Hall

Don't miss your chance to see JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Bass Performance Hall! Learn how to enter the digital lottery for a shot at discounted tickets. Find out all the details and increase your chances of winning.

Full Cast & Creative Team Set for The Avett Brothers' SWEPT AWAY at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has revealed full cast and creative team for Swept Away. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

A FEW GOOD MEN to Open at Cumberland Theatre in September

Get ready for a gripping courtroom drama as A Few Good Men comes to Cumberland Theatre in September. Don't miss this limited run of eight performances. Based on the award-winning film, the stage adaptation tells the story of military lawyers assigned to defend two Marines in Guantanamo Bay, uncovering a high-level conspiracy along the way. Find out more and book your tickets now.

Phillipa Soo To Teach Fall Master Class For Discovering Broadway

Learn from Broadway star Phillipa Soo in an exclusive in-person master class at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Central Indiana. Discovering Broadway Inc. presents this opportunity to study with the Tony and Emmy-nominated actress, known for originating the role of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton in HAMILTON.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts

Seeing To Kill a Mockingbird, now at the Kennedy Center, isn’t the same experience as the novel you were quizzed on in high school or the classic 1962 film. Aaron Sorkin’s script and Bartlett Sher’s direction gain heightened context and nuance from the rise in racial violence in the last decade. The national tour with Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch, which visited D.C. in June 2022, is again at the Kennedy Center though August 27.

Casting Announced For Lifeline Theatre's Adaptation Of Vonnegut's Classic CAT'S CRADLE

Lifeline Theatre and Artistic Director ILesa Duncan announce the casting for the revival of ensemble member John Hildreth's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's classic Cat's Cradle.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, HAIRSPRAY And More Announced for Inaugural Broadway At Stifel Theatre Season!

Fox Associates, LLC has announced a multi-year agreement to present Broadway productions at Stifel Theatre in downtown St. Louis. “We are excited to bring more great Broadway entertainment to St. Louis” said John O'Brien, Fox Associates Vice President of Programming. “While the Fabulous Fox will continue to be the home of our two-week Broadway season ticket series, having the ability to utilize another magnificent venue will allow us to book return and short run engagements that we would otherwise have to pass on due to a full calendar. St. Louis Broadway fans will now have a selection of even more national touring theatrical experiences to enjoy.”

Single Event Tickets for the Lied Center's Spectacular 2023-2024 Season on Sale August 17

On August 17, 2023, the public will get their first access to single event tickets for the Lied Center's 2023-2024 season featuring more than 30 events including top artists and ensembles from around the world in dance, classical music, jazz, musical theater, comedy, family, illusion, and more.  

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Returns To BroadwaySF's Golden Gate Theatre This December

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has announced the return limited engagement of the critically acclaimed, record-breaking production of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, performing at BroadwaySF's Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor St., San Francisco) beginning Tuesday, December 12 and running through Sunday, December 17, 2023.

Single Tickets On Sale For MEAN GIRLS, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, And ALADDIN At BJCC Concert Hall, August 18

The American Theatre Guild has announced that single tickets to three shows in the 23–24 BROADWAY IN BIRMINGHAM SERIES will go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m.

Catch the Best of Broadway on Tour: A Guide to National Touring Shows Near You

Hoping to catch a play or musical in the near future but can't make it to New York City? Look no further than BroadwayWorld's comprehensive guide to all of the current and upcoming touring productions!


Aaron Sorkin has written 5 shows including A Few Good Men (Playwright), Making Movies (Playwright), Marty (Bookwriter), The Farnsworth Invention (Playwright), To Kill A Mockingbird (Author).

The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for A Few Good Men John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men For Promissing Playwright and John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men .

John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men For Promissing Playwrightand John Gassner Playwriting Award (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Few Good Men.

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