EXCLUSIVE: Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has hit another Broadway milestone: The production, starring Jeff Daniels and directed by Bartlett Sher, has become the first American play to gross more than $2 million in a single week.
The new record was announced today by producer Scott Rudin. The record-setting number was made during Week 4 of the new theater season (the week ending June 23), with Mockingbird grossing $2,018,314 for the week.
The overall record holder for any play is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, playing at the larger Lyric Theater (1,622 seats versus the Shubert’s 1,435). Potter grossed $2,525,850 for the week ending Dec. 30, 2018.
Mockingbird‘s cumulative grosses to date stand at more than $58 million. The production recouped its investment 19 weeks after opening on December 13, 2018. Since performances began November 1, 2018, attendance at the Shubert has been at capacity for every performance. Celia Keenan-Bolger won this year’s Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Scout Finch.
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