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A Time To Kill - 2013 - Broadway

This fall, John Grisham's debut novel A TIME TO KILL, one of the most celebrated courtroom dramas of the last several decades, becomes the first in his iconic collection of legal dramas to be adapted for the Broadway stage.

A TIME TO KILL is the incendiary story of a Southern community torn in half by an unspeakable crime. As the shocking news hits the public, small town America becomes the center of a media storm, where innocence is the victim, race is on trial and lives hang in the balance.

Part courtroom drama, part suspense thriller, pure theatrical dynamite, A TIME TO KILL begins performances September 28 at the Golden Theatre.

'It was my first book and the first that I have allowed to be adapted for the theatre. Rupert Holmes did an excellent job of translating it from the page to the stage, and I am happy that not only my loyal readers, but a whole new audience, will be able to experience this story in live theatre.'

- John Grisham

Schedule

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
252 West 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For A Time To Kill


A Time to Kill: Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
The audience becomes the jury in A Time To Kill, Rupert Holmes' by-the-numbers stage adaptation of John Grisham's page-turning 1989 debut novel. But unlike the workings of a real jury, there's no room for ambiguity, moral complexity or startling insight in this formulaic courtroom drama about institutionalized racism in the Deep South, in which every liberal-pandering response has been hardwired into the dated material. Sturdy ensemble acting and Grisham's compelling storytelling make this go down easily, but the production provides little persuasive evidence that the thriller needed to become a play.

Review: 'A Time to Kill' Is Not Worth Killing Time - Associated Press
A paperback copy of John Grisham's novel "A Time to Kill" will set you back less than $10. The DVD of the film will cost a few bucks more. The new adaptation on Broadway? Tickets at the box office start at $70. Save your money...director Ethan McSweeny and a talented cast that includes standouts Patrick Page, Tom Skerritt and Fred Dalton Thompson can't seem to get any traction with a story about the case of a black father who kills the white men who raped his daughter.


 



 

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by BWW Special Coverage - November 17, 2013
A Time To Kill, the new Broadway play adapted from John Grisham's best-selling novel, will close today, Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Performances began on September 28, 2013, and opening night was October 20, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the play's time on the Great White Way!
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2013
The cast of FIRST DATE went on a field trip earlier this week, traveling to the Longacre Theatre to check out the cast of A TIME TO KILL in action. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the backstage festivities after the show!
by BWW News Desk - November 6, 2013
Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price announced today that A Time to Kill, the new Broadway play adapted from John Grisham's best-selling novel, will close on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Performances began on September 28, 2013, and opening night was October 20, 2013.
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2013
In today's New York Times Arts Beat 'In Performance' video, features Patrick Page, star of the new Broadway courtroom drama "A Time to Kill.' In the show Page portrays a Mississippi district attorney, prosecuting the case against a black man who kills his daughter's two white attackers. Click here to watch the actor address the jury.
by Walter McBride - October 31, 2013
Below you can check out photos of John Grisham in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2013
Below you can check out photos of Sebastian Arcelus in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - October 29, 2013
Below you can check out photos of John Douglas Thompson in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - October 28, 2013
Below you can check out photos of Ashley Williams in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013
Pearl Jam's Mike McCready took a night off from the group's concerts to take a trip to the John Golden Theatre to catch the show. Check out photos from backstage below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 21, 2013
The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there throughout the night to celebrate with the cast. Check out what the whole gang had to say below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 21, 2013
The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red caret to chat with the guest, including Joan Rivers, Bobby Cannavale, Patrick Stewart and more. Check out what they had to say below!
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2013
The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld was there throughout the night to celebrate with the cast. Check out all of the red carpet fashion below!
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2013
The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld was there throughout the night to celebrate with the cast. Below, check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals!
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2013
The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld was there throughout the night to celebrate with the cast. Check out photos from the after party festivities below!
by Walter McBride - October 21, 2013
The show opened last night, October 20, and BroadwayWorld was there throughout the night to ceebrate with the cast. Check out photos from the curtain call below!
by Michael Dale - October 20, 2013
Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's novel has a black man in 1980s Mississippi on trial for murdering the white men who raped and beat his 10-year-old daughter.
by Review Roundups - October 20, 2013
A TIME TO KILL opens tonight, Oct. 20, on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. The production, based upon John Grisham's best-selling novel, stars Sebastian Arcelus, Chike Johnson, Patrick Page, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, Emmy Award winner Tom Skerritt, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Douglas Thompson, and Ashley Williams, plus Jeffrey M. Bender, Dashiell Eaves, J.R. Horne, John Procaccino, Tijuana Ricks, and Lee Sellars.
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 20, 2013
It's the first ever John Grisham novel to be adapted for the stage and we're excited to present a first look at the explosive courtroom drama on Broadway, before the show opens on Sunday night, October 20.
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 18, 2013
It's the first ever John Grisham novel to be adapted for the stage and we're excited to present a first look at the explosive courtroom drama on Broadway, before the show opens on Sunday night, October 20.
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2013
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. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!