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MSG to Host Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird for 18,000 Students

MSG to Host Broadway’s To Kill a Mockingbird for 18,000 Students

Madison Square Garden will host a one time only production of the awarding Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird for 18,000 NYC high school students next Wednesday February 26, 2020. This one time only production is free for the students selected from all five boros. MSG Chairman James Dolan was instrumental in making this event a reality along with NYC Department of Eductation.

The cast of Arron Sorkins’, far left, To Kill a Mockingbird, including Ed Harris, center joined New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, to announced the plays one time only production for 18,000 NYC students that will take place next week at “The World’s Most Famous Arena” Madison Square Garden. Photo by Brian Hesterion

The company of the Broadway play To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, will discuss its historic performance at the legendary Madison Square Garden.  Four-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner Ed Harris stars at Atticus Finch and leads the cast of characters that also includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Nina Grollman), her brother Jem (Nick Robinson), their housekeeper and caretaker, Calpurnia (LisaGay Hamilton), their visiting friend Dill (Taylor Trensch) and a mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Russell Harvard). The other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama are brought to life on stage by Neal Huff (as Bob Ewell), Kyle Scatliffe (playing Tom Robinson), Manoel Felciano (as prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Dakin Matthews (playing Judge Taylor),and Eliza Scanlen (as Mayella Ewell).

Arron Sorkin discusses the importance of the arts and theatre for New York City students. Photo by Brian Hester
NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza expressed his gratitude on behalf of the 18,000 NYC student that will get to see a special one time only production of To Kill a Mockingbird at Madison Square Garden next week. The event is made possible with extraordinary assistance from MSG Chairman James Dolan and the NYC Department of Education. Photo by Brian Hester
Kyle Scatliffe who protrays Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird. The entire cast will stage a one time only production of the awarding winning Broadway play for 18,000 NYC school students next week at “The Worlds Most Famous Arena” Madison Square Garden. Photo by Brian Hester
Kyle Scatliffe with Nick Robinson, Nina Grollman, Kyle Scatliffe, Bartlett Sher, Taylor Trensch

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Brian Hester is a New York City based freelance photographer covering any nature of event including but not limited to; breaking news, sports, entertainment, fashion, nature and whatever may catch his wandering eye. Since 2011 Brian, has been covering community events and high school sports for North Jersey Media Group and their successor Gannett USA Today. His clients include Rutgers University and Monmouth Athletics. ​You can see more of his work at

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