Broadway San Diego Premieres Harper Lee’s Classic Novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Calpurnia (Jacqueline Williams) talks with Atticus Finch (Richard Thomas) as Tom Robinson (Yaegel T. Welch), left, and the bailiff (Stephen Elrod) look on in the touring production of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
(Julieta Cervantes)

Broadway San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentationis thrilled to welcome the  history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird to the San Diego Civic Theatre from November 29 – December 4, 2022. Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s is in San Diego as part of a multi-year national tour across North America.





To Kill a Mockingbird was originally a part of Broadway San Diego’s 2019-2020 Season, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union®. Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by emailing [email protected] Individual tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are now on sale at BroadwaySD.com. Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas, who recently celebrated a 60-year anniversary of performing on both stage and screen, will play the role of Atticus Finch. Additional casting will be announced later.  





To Kill a Mockingbird holds the record as the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history. It began performances on November 1, 2018, at the Shubert Theatre and played to sold-out houses until the Broadway shutdown in March 2020. On February 26, 2020, To Kill a Mockingbird became the first-ever Broadway play to perform at New York’s Madison Square Garden, in front of approximately 18,000 New York City public school students, also marking the largest attendance at a single performance of a play ever in world theater. The production resumed performances on October 5, 2021 and concluded its run at the Shubert Theatre on January 16, 2022. To Kill a Mockingbird is currently running at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End starring Rafe Spall. 





Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most venerated characters in American literature, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’s daughter Scout, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley. The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama, are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson, prosecutor Horace Gilmer, Judge Taylor and Mayella Ewell. 





To Kill a Mockingbird is designed by Miriam Buether, with costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Scott Lehrer and an original score by Adam Guettel. Casting by Telsey and Co. The national tour is produced by Barry Diller.

Note: There’s a Digital Lottery available for every performance of To Kill A Mockingbird this week for a chance to purchase great seats for just $35. Entries for each performance will be available from 10 am-3 pm the day prior to the performance. Entrants will be notified if they are selected via email. You can enter the Lottery directly through the Broadway Direct website: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/tkam-sd/?spMailingID=8961398&spUserID=MTg5OTQ1OTM2NzM5S0&spJobID=1620617742&spReportId=MTYyMDYxNzc0MgS2


Richard Thomas (Atticus Finch) last appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Little Foxes, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He has been seen in acclaimed performances on stage including You Can’t Take It with You, Race, Democracy, Incident at Vichy (Drama Desk Award nomination), The Stendhal Syndrome (Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, An Enemy of the People, Tiny Alice, The Front Page, The Fifth of July, innumerable Shakespeare productions, and his professional debut at 7 years old in Sunrise at Campobello on Broadway. He was last seen on national tour in the award-winning productions of The Humans (Elliot Norton Award) and Twelve Angry Men. Thomas is an Emmy Award-winning actor beloved for his performance in the iconic series “The Waltons.” His feature film performances include Frank Perry’s Last Summer, James Goldstone’s Red Sky at Morning, James Bridges’ September 30, 1955, Curtis Hanson’s Wonder Boys, Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock and Nora Fingscheidt’s The Unforgivable (Netflix). He is best known to contemporary television audiences for his work in the critically renowned series “The Americans” as well as his appearances on “Billions,” the limited series “Tell Me Your Secrets” and the Netflix series “Ozark.” 

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