To Kill a Mockingbird starring Richard Thomas is coming to Philadelphia’s Kimmel Cultural Campus

The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in partnership with the Schubert Organization, will present the history-making To Kill a Mockingbird at its Philadelphia premiere July 12-24, 2022 at the School of Music on campus. Academy Award-winning Aaron Sorkin’s new drama directed by Tony Award-winning Bartlett Sher, based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, is coming to Philadelphia as part of a multi-year North American national tour.

“This dramatic production builds on the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning book and addresses many of the same social issues that are still happening today,” said Frances Egler, senior director of programming and presentations on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. “It’s an honor to bring this critically acclaimed production to Philadelphia with a fantastic cast that includes Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch and Mary Badham opposite the late Gregory Peck in the 1962 film.”

Set in Alabama in 1934, Harper Lee’s enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most revered figures in American literature, small-town lawyer Atticus Finch. The cast of characters includes Atticus’ daughter Scott, her brother Jem, their housekeeper and caretaker Caponia, their visiting friend Dill, and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Shh” Radley. Other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama, are Bob Ewell, Tom Robinson, prosecutors Horace Gilmer, Judge Taylor and Mayella Ewell.

Emmy winner Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch, Melanie Moore as Scott Finch and Jacqueline Williams as Carl in this critically acclaimed production Purnia, Justin Mark as Jim Finch, Yeager T. Welch as Tom Robinson, Steven Lee Johnson as Dill Harris, and Mary Badham Badham (Oscar® nominated for a “Boy Scout” role in a feature film) as Mrs. Dubose. Joey Collins as Bob Ewell, Richard Poe as Judge Taylor, Luke Smith as Horace Gilmer, Arianna Gale Starkey as Mayella Ewell , David Christopher Wells as Sheriff Heck Tate, Anthony Natale as Link Deas, Liv Rooth as Miss Stephanie, Travis Johns as Mr. Cunningham, Morgan Bernhard, Denise Cormier, Christopher R Ellis, Stephen Elrod, Glenn Fleary, Maeve Moynihan, Daniel Neale , Dorcas Sowunmi, and Greg Wood, Philadelphia-area natives from Aston, a suburb of Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Yaegel T. Welch, Steven Lee Johnson, Luke Smith, Liv Rooth and Glenn Fleary join the Broadway production on tour.

“To Kill a Mockingbird” holds the record for the highest-grossing US box office in Broadway history. It opened at the Schubert Theater on November 1, 2018, and performed in sold-out homes before Broadway closed in March 2020. On February 26, 2020, To Kill a Mockingbird became the first Broadway play ever to be performed in a New York theater at Madison Square Garden in front of approximately 18,000 New York City public school students, the first ever performed at a World Theater The largest number of people in a single performance. The show resumes on October 5, 2021, and ends at the Schubert Theater on January 16, 2022. To Kill a Mockingbird will resume at the Velasco Theatre on Broadway in the summer of 2022, starring Greg Kinnear as Atticus Finch. The West End is currently performing at the Gielgud Theatre starring Rafe Spall.

To Kill a Mockingbird is designed by Miriam Buether, costumed by Ann Roth, lighting by Jennifer Tipton, voice by Scott Lehrer, original soundtrack by Adam Guettel. Cast by Telsey and Co. The national tour is produced by Barry Diller.

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To Kill a Mockingbird is part of the 2021-22 Broadway Music Season on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, co-hosted by the Schubert Organization. The remaining season also includes Dear Evan Hansen (August 16-28), add-ons Hairspray (May 17-22) and Freestyle Love Supreme (June 7-12). For information on the full season lineup, dates and venues, as well as the recently announced lineup for the 2022-23 season, visit


Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999 or online at ata?? On-site ticket sales are available daily at the Academy of Music Box Office at 250 S. Broad Street from 10 am to 6 pm. See for more information.

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Kimmel Cultural Campus School of Music

July 12-24, 2022

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