‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ comes to Broadway

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The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” is scheduled to be on Broadway. The show will run in the 2017-2018 season. Aaron Sorkin will write the play, Scott Rudin will produce it, and Barlett Sher will direct.

The classic novel by Harper Lee is becoming a play.

Aaron Sorkin, who also wrote “A Few Good Men,” which is read in 10th grade English classes, will adapt the book into a play.

Sorkin told the “New York Times,” “‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is one of the most revered pieces of 20th century American literature.”

The book has won a Pulitzer Prize, sold more than 40 million copies and is also required to be read in 8th grade at the Junior High; the film won an Academy Award.

Sorkin said, “It was both exhilarating and daunting to tackle such a cherished classic.”

Scott Rudin will produce the play, and Barlett Sher will direct.

The play is scheduled for the 2017-2018 season.

Sorkin said, “It lives a little bit differently in everybody’s imagination in the way a great novel ought to, and then along I come. I’m not the equal of Harper Lee. No one is.”