Emcee Spike Lee Joins NYC Public School Students at “To Kill a Mockingbird” at Madison Square Garden

From left: Aaron Sorkin, Ed Harris, Nick Robinson, Nina Grollman, and Taylor Trensch Little Fang

From left: Aaron Sorkin, Ed Harris, Nick Robinson, Nina Grollman, and Taylor Trensch Little Fang

WHO: Spike Lee will emcee as 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 perform at the legendary Madison Square Garden in front of 18,000 New York City public school students.

Four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris stars as 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 (Bob Ewell), Kyle Scatliffe (Tom Robinson), Manoel Felciano (prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (Judge Taylor), and Eliza Scanlen (Mayella Ewell).

WHAT:  First-ever Broadway play, To Kill a Mockingbird, to perform at Madison Square Garden

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020

1:30 PM  Performance begins  WHERE: Madison Square Garden

ABOUT:  The Broadway production of To Kill a MockingbirdAaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will become the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World’s Most Famous Arena, New York’s Madison Square Garden, on February 26, 2020, in front of approximately 18,000 New York City public school students. With the extraordinary support of James L. Dolan, executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, this unprecedented, single-performance event will be entirely free to students of New York City Department of Education public middle and high schools from all five boroughs.

This special performance will feature the entire Broadway cast, led by Ed Harris as Atticus Finch.