All three Atticus Finches in a single place!
At a celebration on Sunday to rejoice the previous forged of Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird — which can change a number of lead forged members with performances beginning Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Jeff Daniels, who originated the position of Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch within the Broadway play, posed together with his alternative, Ed Harris, in addition to Richard Thomas, who performs Finch within the touring manufacturing.
The roles of Scout Finch and Dill Harris (previously Celia Keenan-Bolger and Gideon Glick, respectively) will even welcome new forged members on Tuesday.
Daniels’ final efficiency within the position was on Sunday. Earlier this 12 months, the 64-year-old actor scored his third Tony nomination for Lead Actor for taking part in the enduring character.
Within the novel authentic written by Harper Lee, Finch defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. (The story is loosely primarily based on a real-life occasion Lee witnessed close to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, in 1936, when she was 10 years outdated.) On Broadway, the beloved story served as a reminiscence play, with Scout recalling her father’s trial.
Earlier this 12 months, Daniels’ longtime collaborator Aaron Sorkin, who tailored the novel for Broadway, praised his efficiency whereas chatting with PEOPLE.
“Jeff is a superb actor,” Sorkin advised PEOPLE. “He’s a methodical actor who takes as a lot rehearsal and preview time as you’ll give him to construct a efficiency. He’s a robust chief backstage and he’s robust as dust.”
In the meantime, Harris, 68, takes over the position after making his Broadway debut in 1986 with Treasured Sons. His efficiency within the play earned the Westworld actor a Tony nomination for Lead Actor.
To Kill a Mockingbird is taking part in on Broadway now.