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'To Kill a Mockingbird' to reopen on Broadway Oct. 5

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' to reopen on Broadway Oct. 5
Jeff Daniels' "To Kill a Mockingbird" is set to reopen on Broadway Oct. 5. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

June 10 (UPI) -- Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger are returning to the Broadway staging of To Kill a Mockingbird when the play reopens on Oct. 5, producers said Thursday.

Like most live performances in New York City, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has been shut down for more than a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Directed by Bartlett Sher, the show opened in 2018. It is about a White lawyer defending a Black man wrongly accused of rape in 1930s Alabama.

Keenan-Bolger won a Tony Award for her performance in the production.

To Kill a Mockingbird was the basis for a 1962 film starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham and Brock Peters.

Daniels and Sorkin previously worked together on the HBO drama, The Newsroom.

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