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Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill a Mockingbird officially opened on Broadway on December 13 at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway. Sorkin and lead actor Jeff Daniels pitched the show as a new twist on a classic tale, that stayed true to the story while blazing its own trail. Critical reception, on the whole, has been overwhelmingly positive.

See below for a roundup of some of the more informative To Kill a Mockingbird reviews from around the web.

To Kill a Mockingbird Reviews

The New York Times

Review: A Broadway ‘Mockingbird,’ Elegiac and Effective

The NYT gives “Mockingbird” its coveted “Critic’s Pick” designation, calling this rendition of the story a “beautiful, elegiac version.”

→ Read the full review here.

Los Angeles Times

Review: In ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ on Broadway, the words of Harper Lee but the voice of Aaron Sorkin

The LA Times review calls Daniels’ performance “a stirring, thoroughly original portrayal of a character too shadowed with doubt to be heroic yet too determined to do the right thing not to maintain our admiration, even if at times he seems hopelessly naïve.”

→ Read the full review here.

The Guardian

To Kill a Mockingbird review – Aaron Sorkin spellbinds Broadway

Giving the production a rating of four stars, the Guardian praises Sorkin’s stage adaptation and calls the performance from Daniels “convincing and often moving as a man freighted with ideals the rest of the world doesn’t recognize.”

→ Read the full review here.


Broadway Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

“Against all odds,” writes Marilyn Stasio, “writer Aaron Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher have succeeded in crafting a stage-worthy adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic American novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’“

→ Read the full review here.


‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Broadway Review: Aaron Sorkin, Jeff Daniels Deliver An Atticus For Our Times

Critic Greg Evans admires Sorkin’s ability to make a thoughtful departure from the original book and film: “What Sorkin does require, though, is an open mind, a willingness to question the things we so admired about Lee’s tale and its characters, to hold their lessons up for scrutiny in an age when so little of what we once took for granted can withstand the heat.”

→ Read the full review here.


BWW Review: Jeff Daniels is Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher’s Exquisite Adaptation of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

BroadwayWorld calls the play “earnest in tone and full of plainspoken poetics” and commends Sorkin for making a connection between characters who were created more than 50 years ago and America in 2018.

→ Read the full review here.

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