‘To Kill a Mockingbird’s’ Starry Opening: Oprah, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Extra

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The Shubert Theatre in New York Metropolis final was crammed on Thursday night time with Oscar winners, media titans and, after all, Broadway legends who got here out for the opening of “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

The starry visitor listing included Oprah Winfrey, Barry Diller, “Les Misérables” co-stars Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Magic Johnson, EJ JohnsonSpike Lee, Fran Lebowitz, Hasan Minhaj, Samuel L. Jackson, Zosia Mamet, Andrew Rannells, Jon Hamm, Michael Stuhlberg, Lesley Stahl, Iman, Bernadette Peters, George C. Wolfe, Adam Rippon, Tina Fey, Alex Witt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Joe Morton and Andrea Martin.

The stakes are excessive for the Broadway manufacturing, with a script by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, after going through opposition from the property of Mockingbird novelist Harper lee.


Anne Hathaway'To Kill a Mockingbird' Broadway play opening night, Arrivals, New York, USA - 13 Dec 2018

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Molly Bloom, the real-life inspiration of the Sorkin-directed  characteristic movie “Molly’s Sport,” was additionally noticed within the crowd.

“I don’t know the way he had time to do that,” Bloom mentioned of Sorkin. “’Molly’s Sport’ was simply final yr right now and he has so many different initiatives going for him. Aaron and I’ve turn into superb associates. I bear in mind when this undertaking got here to him and the way he didn’t hesitate regardless that it’s the story that creates such polarization, that actually rifts on the controversial dialogue we now have with individuals with totally different views. He simply took it on.


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