Ed Harris will succeed Jeff Daniels as the star of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway.
Mr. Harris, featured in “Westworld” on television, is a four-time Oscar nominee and was nominated for a Tony in 1986, for his performance on Broadway in “Precious Sons.” He also appeared on Broadway in 1996, in “Taking Sides.”
Mr. Daniels, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in “Mockingbird,” will finish his tenure as Atticus Finch in the play on Nov. 3, and Mr. Harris will begin on Nov. 5.
The play, a new adaptation of the Harper Lee novel written by Aaron Sorkin, opened in December. It has been selling quite strongly at the box office, has recouped its $7.5 million capitalization costs, and is planning a national tour, starring Richard Thomas, beginning in August of 2020. It was not nominated in the best play category at the Tony Awards, but Celia Keenan-Bolger, the actress playing Atticus’s daughter Scout, won as best actress in a featured role.