Tickets for the history-making production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” go on sale Friday (May 20) for the premiere Memphis engagement at the Orpheum Theatre on August 16-21.
Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will come to Memphis as part of a multi-year national tour across North America.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” holds the record as the highest-grossing American play in Broadway history.
Set in Alabama in 1934, Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. 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.
The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama, are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson, prosecutor Horace Gilmer, Judge Taylor and Mayella Ewell.
Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas, who recently celebrated a 60-year anniversary of performing on both stage and screen, will play the role of Atticus Finch.
Yaegel T. Welch, who received his bachelor of fine arts degree from Morehouse College, portrays Tom Robinson. Welch earned a master of fine arts degree from Brandeis University and the George Washington University Academy for Classical Acting.
To Kill a Mockingbird is designed by Miriam Buether, with costumes by Ann Roth, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, sound by Scott Lehrer, and an original score by Adam Guettel. Casting by Telsey and Co.
The national tour is produced by Barry Diller.
The 2022-23 Orpheum Broadway Season is sponsored by Memphis Area Honda Dealers and Truist.
Tickets will be available for purchase through the Orpheum box office (901-525-3000), orpheum-memphis.com, and Ticketmaster.
(For more information, visit tokillamockingbirdbroadway.com.)