To Kill A Mockingbird National Tour Delayed

To Kill A Mockingbird Broadway Cast. Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Due to current events, the play’s producers have decided to postpone the initial engagements of the highly-anticipated national tour.

To Kill A Mockingbird‘s launch venue, Shea’s PAC (Buffalo, NY), has announced that, while the production will not be launching from their venue, they have rescheduled their engagement to January 19-24, 2021.

In addition, the previously-announced performance dates for the Washington, D.C. engagement at the Kennedy Center, scheduled for August 25–September 27, 2020, will be rescheduled to a later date.

At the moment, two additional venues, The Dr. Phillips Center (Orlando, FL) and The Broward Center (Fort Lauderdale, FL) have announced that, while the play will not be performing this upcoming season, they are already scheduling the production for the 21/22 season (dates TBA).

Playhouse Square (Cleveland, OH), on the other hand, has postponed their engagement to “a future season.” Whether this indicates a stop in the 21/22 season will be revealed at a later date.

Although not official, it appears that the play will begin its national tour in late 2020 or early 2021. Any additional changes to the current route will be noted in the log.

The national touring production of Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will star Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas

To Kill a Mockingbird holds the title of the most successful American play in Broadway history. Since performances began on Broadway on Thursday, November 1, 2018, To Kill a Mockingbird has not played to an empty seat, with capacity remaining over 100% for every performance. On February 26, 2020, the cast of To Kill a Mockingbird gave a history-making performance of the play at Madison Square Garden for 18,000 New York City high school and middle school students. This was the largest single performance of a theatrical work in the history of world theater.

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, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch, played byHarris. 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.