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To Kill A Mockingbird is Coming to Broadway!


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To Kill A Mockingbird is a classic American novel, and it is likely that you have to read it at some point in your academic career, whether in middle school or high school. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the sleepy southern town of Maycomb, Alabama, and it covers the town politics when an innocent African American man is falsely accused of raping a white women. The story follows Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer involved in the lawsuit, and his children, Jem and Scout, as they grow older and lose their childhood innocence.

To Kill a Mockingbird is an award-winning novel, as it has won many accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. There is also a movie of the book that was released in 1962.

Producer Scott Rudin has obtained stage rights for To Kill A Mockingbird, and all fans of the book are excited to hear that it will soon be coming to Broadway.


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Atticus Finch is one of the main characters in the novel, and he is well-known for his courageous and encouraging actions and words throughout the classic. However, there was controversy this past summer when Go Set A Watchman, the the long- awaited sequel, portrayed Atticus as a bigot and as not being the heroic figure he was in To KIll A Mockingbird. However, Rudin has stated that Atticus will be portrayed as he was in To Kill a Mockingbird.

The pressure is on for Aaron Sorkin, the screenwriter that will be adapting the play for Broadway. Sorkin is facing the pressure of creating a play that will live up to the renowned novel, and to portray Atticus as the heroic figure the fans of the book admire.

To Kill a Mockingbird is expected to come to Broadway in the 2017-2018 season while fans eagerly wait.

By Bernadette Goratowski ‘19, Staff Writer