See Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ at the Academy of Music now through July 24

The first national tour of Aaron Sorkin’s critically acclaimed production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” has landed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Showing now through July 24, the Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racial injustice and childhood innocence is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and stars Emmy award winner Richard Thomas in the role of lawyer Atticus Finch.

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Originally opening in the Shubert Theater on Broadway in 2018, “To Kill a Mockingbird” holds the record for the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history. It was also the first-ever Broadway play to perform at Madison Square Garden in 2020, just before pandemic-related shutdowns. The play concluded its Shubert Theater run on Jan. 16, 2022 and is currently on its first national tour.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” is recommended for people 12 and older, and the run time is two hours and 50 minutes. Tickets for performances can be purchased online.

The show on Friday, July 22, at 8 p.m., will be an American Sign Language (ASL) and Audio Description (AD) Performance. Following that performance, there will be a post-show chat with the audience signed by Anthony Natale, a deaf actor who plays Link Deas in the production using ASL.

“To Kill a Mockingbird”

Runs now through Sunday, July 24
Academy of Music

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