Broadway Mockingbird suit settled

Broadway Mockingbird suit settled

The production of a Broadway version of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is to continue following an agreement between producers and Lee's Estate.

In March, the estate of Harper Lee is brought a suit against Rudinplay, the producers of a much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird, claiming that Hollywood screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script differs too much from the iconic book exploring race relations in the Deep South. Rudinplay then countersued the estate, saying that the legal discussions would delay the production of the play.

Both parties have now "amicably settled ongoing litigation concerning the upcoming Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird", according to a joint statement.

The production will proceed on schedule, with opening night set for 13th December 2018, at the Shubert Theater in New York. Previews will begin on 1st November 2018. The play will be directed by Bartlett Sher and will star Jeff Daniels in the role of Atticus Finch.