Ed Harris will succeed Jeff Daniels as the star of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway.
Mr. Harris, featured in “Westworld” on television, is a four-time Oscar nominee and was nominated for a Tony in 1986, for his performance on Broadway in “Precious Sons.” He also appeared on Broadway in 1996, in “Taking Sides.”
Mr. Daniels, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in “Mockingbird,” will finish his tenure as Atticus Finch in the play on Nov. 3, and Mr. Harris will begin on Nov. 5.
The play, a new adaptation of the Harper Lee novel written by Aaron Sorkin, opened in December. It has been selling quite strongly at the box office, has recouped its $7.5 million capitalization costs, and is planning a national tour, starring Richard Thomas, beginning in August of 2020. It was not nominated in the best play category at the Tony Awards, but Celia Keenan-Bolger, the actress playing Atticus’s daughter Scout, won as best actress in a featured role.
Michael Paulson is the theater reporter. He previously covered religion, and was part of the Boston Globe team whose coverage of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. @MichaelPaulson
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