The box office records for a Broadway play were shattered by the ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ play that hit the theater recently. The Aaron Sorkin adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic work of literature about racial injustice in the south has struck a nerve with audiences, with an estimated $1.7 million being brought in after a second full week of performances. It made history as the highest earning play in a single week, starting the week of December 30th 2018.
It is considered a smash hit since the play began performances November 1st of last year to sold out shows. The play has also earned over $22 million in pre-sale tickets, and it will most likely add more shows following its success. The play was adapted by the award winning writer of films and plays like ‘A Few Good Men,’ ‘The Farnsworth Invention,’ and ‘Moneyball,’ Aaron Sorkin. Along with director Bartlet Sher, the two have created an adaption that has enthralled audiences and made quite a large amount of money.
The project seems to have breathed renewed interest in the novel, the writer of which, Harper Lee, passed away in 2016. While most Broadway plays that gain success often make a decent amount of money in their runs, it seems like Sorkin has managed to reach enough people to make a lot more than anyone may have expected.