A Time To Kill 2013

Opened: October 20, 2013
Closing: November 17, 2013

A Time To Kill - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

John Golden Theatre (Broadway)
252 West 45th St. New York, NY

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


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR A Time To Kill

Broadway Review: ‘A Time to Kill’
6 / 10

Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's first novel, 'A Time to Kill,' comes at a sweet moment for the author, whose belated sequel to that 1989 book, 'Sycamore Row,' is being published this month. But a 25-year time lapse that works on the page doesn't necessarily play on the stage, and there's a distinctly dated feeling to the material - not the topic of Southern racism, but the youthful idealism of its hero. And despite a sturdy ensemble production helmed by Ethan McSweeny, this courtroom drama feels as if it were made for an earlier, less cynical era.

‘A Time to Kill,’ theater review
4 / 10

Courtroom claustrophobia can create drama. But there's no tension here. Worse, there's no context. Clanton is roiling with racial hate. Jake risks his career, his wife and child (never seen in the play) and his life for the case. That doesn't come through. We're told about a burned-down house. We're given a report about racist chants. But we don't see or hear them. Charged with the dramatic felony of telling instead of showing, 'A Time to Kill' is guilty. Throw the book at it.

BWW Flashback: A TIME TO KILL, Adapted from John Grisham's Novel, Closes on Broadway
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!

Exclusive Photo Flash: Cast of FIRST DATE Visits A TIME TO KILL on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Breaking News: A TIME TO KILL to Close on Broadway on November 17
by Robert Diamond - 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.

In Performance Video: Patrick Page in Courtroom Drama A TIME TO KILL
by Caryn Robbins - 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.

In the Spotlight Series: A TIME TO KILL's John Grisham
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!

In the Spotlight Series: A TIME TO KILL's Sebastian Arcelus
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!

In the Spotlight Series: A TIME TO KILL's John Douglas Thompson
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!

In the Spotlight Series: A TIME TO KILL's Ashley Williams
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!

Photo Flash: Pearl Jam's Mike McCready Visits A TIME TO KILL
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

TV: Chatting with the Company of A TIME TO KILL on Opening Night- Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page & More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

TV: On the Red Carpet at A TIME TO KILL with Joan Rivers, Bobby Cannavale & More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Photo Coverage: Inside A TIME TO KILL's Opening Night- the Red Carpet Fashion
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!

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet at A TIME TO KILL
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!

Photo Coverage: Sebastian Arcelus, Tonya Pinkins & More Celebrate Opening Night of A TIME TO KILL!
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!

Photo Coverage: A TIME TO KILL Cast Takes First Official Broadway Bow with John Grisham & Rupert Holmes!
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!

Review: A TIME TO KILL Explores Courtroom Racism and Justifiable Murder
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.

Review Roundup: A TIME TO KILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

TV: Opening Tonight! Video Preview of A TIME TO KILL ON BROADWAY!
by Robert Diamond - 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.

TV: Get an Explosive First Look at A TIME TO KILL ON BROADWAY!
by Robert Diamond - 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.

Photo Flash: First Look at Sebastian Arcelus, Patrick Page & More in A TIME TO KILL on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Gwen Hailey'
by Nicole Rosky - October 7, 2013


Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Gwen Hailey', played by Tonya Pinkins.

TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Lucien Willbanks'
by Nicole Rosky - October 6, 2013


Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Lucien Willbanks', played by Tom Skerritt.

TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Rufus Buckley'
by Nicole Rosky - October 8, 2013


Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Rufus Buckley', played by Patrick Page.

TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Ellen Roark'
by Nicole Rosky - October 4, 2013


Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Ellen Roark', played by Ashley Williams.

TV Exclusive: Meet A TIME TO KILL's 'Carl Lee Hailey'
by Nicole Rosky - October 5, 2013


Below, we bring you an exclusive first look at 'Carl Lee Hailey', played by John Douglas Thompson.

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