Brian Hester Reporting
Madison Square Garden will host a one time only production of the awarding Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird for 18,000 NYC high school students next Wednesday February 26, 2020. This one time only production is free for the students selected from all five boros. MSG Chairman James Dolan was instrumental in making this event a reality along with NYC Department of Eductation.
The company of the Broadway play To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will discuss its historic performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden. Four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris stars at Atticus Finch and leads the cast of characters that also includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Nina Grollman), her brother Jem (Nick Robinson), their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia (LisaGay Hamilton), their visiting friend Dill (Taylor Trensch) and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Russell Harvard). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama are brought to life on stage by Neal Huff (as Bob Ewell), Kyle Scatliffe (playing Tom Robinson), Manoel Felciano (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor), and Eliza Scanlen (as Mayella Ewell).