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All Three Atticus Finch Actors from Tony-Winning To Kill a Mockingbird Reunite for Group Shot

All three Atticus Finches in one place!

At a party on Sunday to celebrate the former cast of Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird — which will replace multiple lead cast members with performances starting Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Jeff Daniels, who originated the role of Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch in the Broadway play, posed with his replacement, Ed Harris, as well as Richard Thomas, who plays Finch in the touring production.

The roles of Scout Finch and Dill Harris (formerly Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick, respectively) will also welcome new cast members on Tuesday.

Daniels’ last performance in the role was on Sunday.
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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets London Run: Scott Rudin-Produced Broadway Smash Begins West End Engagement Next Spring

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Sets London Run: Scott Rudin-Produced Broadway Smash Begins West End Engagement Next Spring
Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird, one of Broadway’s major critical successes of recent seasons and the most commercially successful American play in Broadway history, will open a London production next spring, produced announced today.

Reprising his Broadway duty, Bartlett Sher will direct the staging at London’s Gielgud Theatre for May 2020. Cast and specific performance dates will be announced shortly.

The announcement was made today by producers Rudin, Barry Diller and Sonia Friedman Productions.

The London announcement comes a year to the week Mockingbird began previews at Broadway’s Shubert Theater, eventually opening to rapturous reviews the following month. The play, which takes an unconventional approach to the Harper Lee novel by casting adult actors in the children’s roles, has played to consistently full houses at the Shubert to become the most commercially successful American play in Broadway history. The production recouped its investment 19 weeks after its official Dec.
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Bww TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of The Great Society- Richard Thomas on Hubert Humphrey

It takes a cast of 19 to bringthe epic story of Lbj to life eight times a week at the Vivian Beaumont theatre. Led by the great stage and screen actorBrian Cox,the company of Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society takes onmore than fifty characters between them, retelling the tale ofone of the most complicated periods in American history. BroadwayWorld is checking in withthe cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Richard Thomas gives us a lesson on Hubert Humphrey.
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Kelli O'Hara and Richard Thomas Join The Tabernacle Choir for 20th Annual Christmas Concerts

Acclaimed Broadway singer and actress Kelli O'Hara and renowned actor Richard Thomas will be the featured guest artist and narrator at this year's Christmas concert by The Tabernacle Choir, Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells on Temple Square on December 12, 13 and 14, at 800 p.m. in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Under the direction of Mack Wilberg, music director of the Choir, and Ryan Murphy, associate music director, these powerhouse talents will ring in the Christmas spirit for audiences this holiday season. The 2019 concerts mark the 20th year of these annual concerts by the Choir and Orchestra in the Conference Center.
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2020 Tony Award eligibility rulings Round 1: ‘Betrayal,’ ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ and more

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met for the first time during the 2019-2020 Broadway season to discuss eligibility of six productions for the 2020 American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards.

The six discussed shows were: “Betrayal,” “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune,” “The Great Society,” “The Height of the Storm,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” and “Sea Wall/A Life.” The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the season.

The following determinations were made:

Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo will be considered eligible for Lead Actor/Actress in a Musical for their respective performances in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox, and Zawe Ashton will be considered eligible for Lead Actor/Actress in a Play for their respective performances in “Betrayal.”

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins will be considered eligible for Lead Actor/Actress in a Play for their respective
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Making a connection by Anne-Katrin Titze

Craig Difrancia with Jacob A Ware, Niff co-founders Linnea Larsdotter and Johan Matton, Anne-Katrin Titze, Adam Schartoff, and David Schwartz Photo: Gary Springer

At the Nordic International Film Festival closing night celebration at Gitano, after the awards ceremony hosted by Sarita Choudhury at the Roxy Cinema, my fellow jury member Craig Difrancia spoke with me about his role as Carmine Persico in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, which stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. Craig also told me how important Peter Farrelly’s Green Book was to Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Nick Vallelonga, and he noted that Jérémie Guez’s upcoming film The Sound Of Philadelphia is going to be 'epic'. Other members of the jury included Richard Thomas (who is starring opposite Brian Cox and Grantham Coleman in Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society at the Vivian Beaumont theatre), Adam Schartoff, and David Schwartz.

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‘The Great Society’: Brian Cox portrays a ‘bellowing’ President L.B.J. in ‘lumbering,’ ‘spiritless’ play

‘The Great Society’: Brian Cox portrays a ‘bellowing’ President L.B.J. in ‘lumbering,’ ‘spiritless’ play
On Sunday nights, millions of viewers watch Brian Cox deliver a gargantuan performance as Logan Roy on HBO’s Emmy-winning drama series “Succession,” but eight times a week Cox steps into the shoes of the truly towering, historical figure Lyndon B. Johnson in “The Great Society” on Broadway.

“The Great Society,” the second play about President Johnson from Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan, opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on October 1. Its predecessor play “All The Way,” which depicts Johnson’s first year in office from 1963-64 after the death of John F. Kennedy, bowed in 2014 and won the Tony Award for Best Play and Best Actor for Bryan Cranston. Cranston would later reprise the role for an HBO film adaptation, which landed him a SAG Award win and Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice, TCA, and Gold Derby nominations.

Depicting Johnson’s full term as President, “The
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‘The Great Society’ Broadway Review: Lbj Meets His Match – Again – As Brian Cox Picks Up Where Bryan Cranston Left Off

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‘The Great Society’ Broadway Review: Lbj Meets His Match – Again – As Brian Cox Picks Up Where Bryan Cranston Left Off
As Robert Schenkkan’s The Great Society begins pulling you back back back to a cultural moment that rivals our own in meanness, division and barrel-scraping crumminess, Brian Cox would seem to have the toughest job on Broadway. Portraying the accidental president who succeeded the martyred one only to land waste deep in one big muddy after another, Cox must convince his audience that he can match, hog-tie and serve up like so much barbecue a personality as big as the Lone Star State itself.

I mean, just imagine having to follow Bryan Cranston.

If you’ve seen HBO’s robust Succession, you already know Cox seems up for just about any challenge tossed his way, including the role of Lyndon Baines Johnson in the second of Schenkkan’s two-part bio-drama. The first installment, All The Way, debuted on Broadway in 2014, winning Cranston a Tony Award for his uncanny performance
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2019 Broadway fall season preview of plays: Which will be remembered by the Tony Awards?

A new Broadway season is gearing up, and there are currently nine productions of plays set to open this fall. Could we be seeing any of them contend at this year’s Tony Awards? Below, we recap the plot of each play as well as the awards history of its author, cast, creative types, the opening, and (where applicable) closing dates.

Betrayal” (opens September 5; closes December 8)

In the third Broadway revival of Harold Pinter’s 1978 award-winning play, the story charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order.

The original Broadway production received Tony nominations for star Blythe Danner and director Peter Hall. This production is coming in after a successful run in London’s West End earlier this year. The cast includes Emmy nominee Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, SAG winner Charlie Cox, and is directed by Laurence Olivier Award winner Jamie Lloyd.

“The Height of the Storm
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NCIS New Orleans Spoilers For Season 6, September 24, 2019 Premiere Episode 1 Revealed

Hey, "NCIS: New Orleans" fans. The brand new season 6 is almost here! That means it's time to let you guys know what will be taking place in the premiere episode 1. CBS has already released a new press release for it. So, we will certainly be using it to deliver a nice, little premiere episode 1 spoiler session for you guys. To get things started, we have an official title for episode 1. It is called, "Judgement Call." This particular episode will definitely revolve around the main man Agent Pride, or at least that's all CBS is giving us. They only talk about agent Pride in this press release. So, what will agent Pride be up to when season 6 finally rolls around? It turns out that he will be on vacation at first, but then he's going to have to cut it short due to some drama with Hannah. Hannah is going
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Red Sky at Morning

Director James Goldstone’s 1971 film takes its title from an ancient mariner’s rhyme, “Red sky at morning, sailor take warning” – the movie is no less compelling than that ominous rhyme, the story of a teen uprooted to a lonely town in New Mexico at the beginning of World War II. Richard Thomas plays the boy who has to grow up fast and the beautiful Claire Bloom is his conflicted mom.

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Broadway-Bound ‘The Great Society’ Completes Casting With Richard Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson & Coretta Scott King Roles Filled; Opening Night Set

Broadway-Bound ‘The Great Society’ Completes Casting With Richard Nixon, Lady Bird Johnson & Coretta Scott King Roles Filled; Opening Night Set
Robert Schenkkan’s Broadway-bound The Great Society, his second Lbj play following the celebrated All The Way, has completed casting and set an opening night for Tuesday, October 1 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Joining the previously announced Brian Cox (as Lyndon B. Johnson) will be Marchánt Davis as Stokely Carmichael, Brian Dykstra as Adam Walinsky, Barbara Garrick as Lady Bird Johnson, David Garrison as Richard Nixon, Ty Jones as Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Christopher Livingston as James Bevel, Angela Pierce as Pat Nixon, Matthew Rauch as Robert McNamara, Nikkole Salter as Coretta Scott King and Tramell Tillman as Bob Moses.

Previews begin on the previously announced Friday, September 6 for a strictly limited 12-week engagement.

The newcomers join the previously announced Cox, Grantham Coleman as Martin Luther King Jr., Marc Kudisch as Richard J. Daley, Bryce Pinkham as Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Wood as Senator Everett Dirksen, Gordon Clapp as J. Edgar Hoover,
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‘Succession’ Star Brian Cox to Play Lbj in Broadway Drama ‘The Great Society’

‘Succession’ Star Brian Cox to Play Lbj in Broadway Drama ‘The Great Society’
Brian Cox, star of HBO’s “Succession,” will play Lyndon B. Johnson in this fall’s Broadway production of Robert Schenkkan’s “The Great Society” — the follow-up to his Tony-winning play “All the Way” that secured Bryan Cranston a Tony of his own as the Texas political giant who became the 36th president of the United States.

Performances will begin a 12-week run on September 6 for a still-to-be-announced official opening at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. The show includes two dozen locations and 50 characters, including Richard J. Daley, Martin Luther King Jr. and Hubert Humphrey (Richard Thomas).

Actors playing Richard Nixon, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, Coretta Scott King, Lady Bird Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, Governor George Wallace and Robert McNamara are still to be cast.

Bill Rauch (“All the Way”) will direct the production, which depicts the tumultuous times that led to the conclusion of the Johnson presidency
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Lbj Play ‘The Great Society’ Bound For Broadway; Brian Cox Cast In Follow-Up To Tony-Winning ‘All The Way’

He may not have sought nor did he accept a return to the White House, but Lyndon B. Johnson is coming back to Broadway: The Great Society, a companion play to Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-winning All The Way, will begin performances in September, with Brian Cox as the 36th President of the United States.

Also in the cast will be Richard Thomas, Marc Kudisch and Grantham Coleman (Amazon Studio’s upcoming Against All Enemies) making his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr.

All The Way won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play and Bryan Cranston took the Tony for his lead role as Lbj. All The Way director Bill Rauch will return in that capacity for The Great Society.

While the earlier play chronicled Lbj’s efforts on behalf of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the new play depicts the tumultuous events building to the conclusion of the Johnson
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Ed Harris To Succeed Jeff Daniels As Atticus Finch In Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Report

Ed Harris To Succeed Jeff Daniels As Atticus Finch In Broadway’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’: Report
Westworld actor Ed Harris will succeed the departing Jeff Daniels in Broadway’s record-breaking To Kill A Mockingbird in November.

Though an announcement from producers has not been made, The New York Times reported the news based on information contained in an ad set to run Sunday in the newspaper.

Daniels is set to conclude his run as Atticus on Nov. 3, completing his year with the production, with Harris taking over Nov. 5.

The critically praised hit play, adapted by Aaron Sorkin from Harper Lee’s classic novel, opened in December and has been playing to sold-out audiences ever since.

Daniels was Tony-nominated for his role as Atticus Finch (Network‘s Bryan Cranston took the trophy). A touring production of the play starring Richard Thomas will launch in August 2020.

Harris was Tony-nominated for his Broadway role in 1986’s Precious Sons. He also appeared in the 1996 Broadway production of Taking Sides.
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 13)

1984: Guiding Light's Lujack and Beth hit the beach.

1984: Edge of Night's Gunther noticed something off about Sky.

1985: Patch arrived in Salem on Days of our Lives.

2005: Gh's Michael wasn't thrilled Carly had married Alcazar."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1966: On Another World, Lee (Gaye Huston) gave Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) a warm welcome home.

1966: Most of Dark Shadows' first episode was taped. Episode #1 was shot twice with the second tape being the one that actually aired.

1983: On All My Children,
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Richard Thomas Cast As Atticus In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ National Tour

Richard Thomas Cast As Atticus In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ National Tour
Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the national tour of Aaron Sorkin’s To Kill A Mockingbird. The play, based on the novel by Harper Lee, begins a coast-to-coast tour August 25, 2020, at the previously announced John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

The casting was announced today by producer Scott Rudin.

Director Bartlett Sher called Thomas “one of the best stage actors in America. He has the soul, kindness, and fire of idealism that the part demands, and I think audiences across the country will get an enormous gift in his Atticus.”

In a statement, Thomas said, “I’m thrilled to have been invited to play Atticus Finch. To be entrusted with the opportunity of bringing one of our great American stories to our great American playhouses across the country is a privilege.”

Thomas, best known for his long-running role as
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Breaking: Richard Thomas Will Play Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird on Tour

To Kill A Mockingbird,Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed byBartlett Sher, and based onHarper Lee's classic novel, will launch its coast-to-coast National Tour in August 2020 atThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsin the heart of the nation's capital. The tour will be on the road for over two years. According to the Hollywood Reporter, stage and screen star Richard Thomas will lead the production as Atticus Finch.
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Nothin’ but a number: Kit Harington (‘Game of Thrones’) would be youngest Drama Actor Emmy winner in 32 years

Nothin’ but a number: Kit Harington (‘Game of Thrones’) would be youngest Drama Actor Emmy winner in 32 years
Kit Harington has been to hell and back on “Game of Thrones” after eight seasons, but the actor is still only a fresh-faced 32-year-old. A previous Emmy nominee for Best Drama Supporting Actor for his role as Jon Snow (2016), he’s now a contender in the lead race. And if he manages to claim that throne he would be the youngest actor to do so in, well, about as many years as he’s been alive. Visit our predictions center here to let us know what you think about this Emmy race.

The last time someone that young prevailed was 1987, which was less than a year after Harington was born in December 1986. Best Drama Actor that year went to “Moonlighting” star Bruce Willis, who himself was 32 when he claimed that prize on his second nomination. Willis would win another Emmy 13 years after that: Best Comedy Guest Actor for “Friends” (2000).

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‘The Blacklist': Dembe Doesn’t Know How Much Longer He Can Keep Liz’s Secret From Red (Exclusive Video)

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Dembe’s got a secret, but can he keep it?

In TheWrap’s exclusive new clip from Friday’s “The Blacklist,” Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq), Red’s (James Spader) closest friend, most-trusted confidant and right-hand man confesses to a spiritual advisor that he is facing a crisis of conscience with the potential of big implications for Liz (Megan Boone) and Red.

Fans of the NBC spy drama will remember Dembe has been keeping one giant fact hidden from his employer all season long: Liz was the one who turned Red into the police.

“My word is my bond. And before I break my word I will give my life,” Dembe tells the man, adding that his bond with Red “extends with him through this life and into the next.”

While Dembe’s work with Red once saved the lives of innocents, now he’s “not no sure” that’s what they
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