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KINNEAR CATCHES FINCH ON BROADWAY: Greg Kinnear will finally get his shot at playing the iconic role of Atticus Finch on the Great Bright Way. The Oscar-nominated star had been originally set to step into To Kill a Mockingbird back in April of 2020 before the pandemic shut down Broadway. Kinnear will now begin performances on January 5, 2022, replacing current star Jeff Daniels, who will take his final bow in his Tony-nominated role on January 2.

To Kill a Mockingbird will mark Kinnears Broadway debut. He is known for his Academy Award-nominated turn in As Good as It Gets and Emmy-nommed performances in The Kennedys and Modern Family, he has a Daytime Emmy Award for Talk Soup. His other screen credits include Youve Got Mail, Mystery Men, Nurse Betty, We Were Soldiers, Auto Focus, The Gift, Someone Like You, Little Miss Sunshine, Baby Mama, House of Cards and more.

Adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lees Pulitzer-winning novel and directed by Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird, the drama made a Tony winner of Celia Keenan-Bolger, who plays Scout Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird will launch its national tour on March 27, 2022 in Buffalo, New York, followed by the official tour opening on April 5, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts, starring Emmy winner Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch. The play will begin performances in Londons West End at the Gielgud Theatre on March 10, 2022, starring Rafe Spall.

No indication if therell be an Australian mounting.

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