Ed Harris stars as Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for Lincoln Center. Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher ('Fiddler on the Roof.') More…
Based on an event that occurred in Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and the destruction of childhood innocence centers on one of the most beloved and admired characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch.
See it if you love old-fashioned theater w an intelligent script, a strong cast, and solid staging. No bells & whistles needed. Lots of great moments.
Don't see it if you want a lavish Brwy show. No elaborate costumes/set. If you loved the movie, you may not like changes. Still, I really enjoyed TKAM.
See it if You’re a fan of seeing great books/movies adapted to the stage-not transferred-adapted...big difference. Superb acting, writing, direction!
Don't see it if If you’re a To Kill A Mockingbird purist you may have a problem with the way some of the story has been adapted for the stage. I loved it!
See it if Powerful message vibrates through the theater with every word & gesture. Large multi-generational cast clicks impeccably.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy melodrama. Sight lines from front orchestra left are blocked by a table and the backs of seated actors.
See it if to see a 1st-rate cast sink their teeth into Sorkin's glib dialogue & reworked plot in Sher's elegant staging of Lee's classic work.
Don't see it if you are a Mockingbird purist (book or film); you prefer Lee/Foote's nuance, subtlety & tension to Sorkin's liberal flag-waving & sermonizing
Also Just three words: Celia Keenan-Bolger.
See it if Outstanding ensemble valiantly led by Daniels & Keenan-Bolger ignites Sorkin's "enhancement" of Lee's American masterpiece Moving & profound
Don't see it if Sorkin's subtle arc from the Depression south to a 'modern' #BlackLivesMatter is both potent & slightly redundant yet never feels injurious
See it if you're a fan of Lee's novel or the film, enjoy trial stories, fan of great acting, esp. by Daniels, Keenan-Bolger & Jackson,
Don't see it if you're not happy with idea of Lee's novel adapted by Sorkin, don't like plays that jump around in chronology, don't believe in racism
See it if you love the book or have never read it. The production captures the feel of the period and the essence of the plot. A wonderful evening.
Don't see it if you dislike the book or the themes, adults playing children or symbolic sets.
See it if you like great acting, staging, the Mockingbird story,taking a chance on bringing a beloved book to Broadway with modest alterations.
Don't see it if you want a by-the-book, literal transcription of the book & movie. Constant movement of sets can be distracting but sets are well designed.
See it if You want to see a provocative production with new eyes led by terrific actors who make you feel as if you are in the town with them.
Don't see it if You expect the original production with no humor and stiff characterizations. Racism makes you uncomfortable.
See it if You want to see brilliant acting and staging. You loved the book/movie, and while this doesn't keep 100% to the story, still good
Don't see it if This would get a higher score from me if I wasn't SURROUNDED by school children who didn't know how to act. I couldn't hear half the time.
See it if you want well written story delivered by a terrific cast in a perfect set.This was as moving & powerful as the book & movie.Go see it.PLEASE
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of touching, powerful shows with great acting,amazing writing,terrific directing.This is as good as it gets. GO!
See it if Some fine moments that made me cry. But the children (played by young adult actors) are on stage most of the time, narrating and observing
Don't see it if If you are committed to the Horton Foote screenplay and Gregory Peck as Atticus. Jeff Daniels is fine, but he's not Peck
Also I saw one of Jeff Daniels's last performances.
See it if Perfection from start to finish. A great updating of a beloved story. Daniels and Keenan-Bolger were standouts in an excellent cast.
Don't see it if If you’re so in love with the book or the movie that you can’t stand to see some needed changes.
See it if if you are interested in racial issues, specially years ago, in the south, or if you like stories about loving families or great trials.
Don't see it if if you are not a fan of this story or these actors and do not care for racially motivated stories , or if you prefer new to classic plays
See it if you love brilliant drama filled with moments of humor and bliss
Don't see it if racially themed dramas based on classic American novels is not your thing
See it if mostly well-done adaptation of classic story, a tragic story told with humor; memory play that is often nonlinear; modern sensibility*
Don't see it if uncomfortable with racial slurs,lynch mobs; more heavy handed than book (the bit about passive aggression etc.,some characters)
See it if you want an involving evening of theater. This version of a classic keeps enough of the original intact for audiences to connect well w/it.
Don't see it if you won’t enjoy a great adaptation of an American treasure. Jeff Daniels is good, but Celia Keenan-Bolger & especially Gideon Glick astound.
See it if open to allowing an emotional, pertinent, and timeless tale—whether you know Harper Lee’s classic novel or not—to settle into your soul.
Don't see it if expecting a carbon-copy of the novel, want a happy-ending, uncomfortable with racist slurs and lynch-mobs, or would prefer a musical.
See it if Celia Keenan-Bolger was wonder & deserving the Tony! Wonderful cast. I loved this show. Still relevant. Enjoyed the adaptation.
Don't see it if You want to see a musical.
See it if Fans of the book must see this -- Sorkin did a great job with the adaptation. It held my attention throughout, although it was a bit dry.
Don't see it if The story is the story, but well told here nevertheless. I had problems with the clunky set that the actors moved around and thick accents.
See it if you love the book or movie, or wish you remembered them better, want to experience racist life in small-town Alabama of 1930s as a Caucasian
Don't see it if you cannot understand text spoken rapidly with Southern drawl or flashbacks or are extremely upset by “n...” word, racism, violence, death
See it if You like fantastic adaptations of masterpiece plays.
Don't see it if If prefer happy plays that don’t challenge a person to think about who we are.
See it if good acting in a watered-down version of this classic story. tried to give voice to all. focus on the storytellers instead of the story
Don't see it if know the story and wish for a more literal version.
See it if How to continue virtue and justice for the future while in the darkness of racism and hate: fiction and now (#BLM). Haunting performances.
Don't see it if Guns, Jim Crow South, N-world, talking about lynching/killing are triggering. Adults playing children weird you out.
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