‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Talky For Broadway?

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Talky For Broadway?
Aaron Sorkin discussing his play The Farnsworth Invention with an audience at the Music Box Theatre on November 8, 2007 (photo by photographer Eric Weiss). Eric Weiss / Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
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Aaron Sorkin, screenwriter, producer, and a playwright, is the man up for the job to adapt cherished novels in literature to the stage. Sorkin, the person behind “Steve Jobs” and “The Social Network,” will be collaborating with Scott Rudin to bring ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee to Broadway in time for the 2017-2018 season.


People reports that individuals had a lot of feelings about the information, as ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is a classic and is widely admired as a sensitive portrait of racial tension. Some individuals took on their Twitter account and posted:

Alexis Benveniste @apbenven, “Actually super excited to see To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway.”

Derek Kudjer @koojababy, “To Kill A Mockingbird play with Aaron Sorkin writing it? Yessssssssss.”

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Regina @ActualRegina, “I read that they are adapting To Kill a Mockingbird for Broadway and my first thought was Oh God, please don’t make it a musical…”

However, according to the NY Times, Mr. Sorkin said in a telephone interview, “‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature.

“It lives a little bit differently in everybody’s imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I’m not the equal of Harper Lee. Nobody is.”

The debut of “To Kill A Mockingbird” on Broadway is a new cultural achievement, which in the last year has appeared more prominent by the controversial publication of Ms. Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman.”

As stated by The Guardian, Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” was given reported to be the first draft of the story that evolved into “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

In addition, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published in 1960 and put forward characters like Finch, Scout and Boo Radley.