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Broadway's "To Kill a Mockingbird" Adds Nick Robinson As Its New Jem Finch

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Broadway's To Kill a Mockingbird is celebrating the addition of a new cast member: Nick Robinson, who will play Jem Finch.

Nick will begin appearing in performances of To Kill a Mockingbirdstarting on Tuesday, November 5, according to Deadline. The play, which started performances on Broadway on November 2018, will mark Nick's first Broadway appearance as he takes on the Aaron Sorkin adaptation of the literary classic by Harper Lee. He will take over the role from the current Jem, actor Will Pullen.

Though this will be his first time on Broadway, it isn't Nick's first time on stage. Coincidentally, Nick began his theatre career at age 12, when he played the role of Jem in a Seattle production of To Kill a Mockingbird.

In case you haven't yet finished your summer reading, Jem Finch is the brother to heroine Scout, and both are the children of Atticus Finch. The play follows the plot of the book (though of course with some inevitable differences), in which lawyer Atticus represents Tom Robinson, a black man who has been accused of raping a white woman. At the forefront are themed around racism, inequality, injustice, and activism in 1930s Alabama.

Since opening, the play has become the highest-grossing American play on Broadway. Nick also isn't the only new member of the cast — Tony-nominated actor Ed Harris is joining To Kill a Mockingbird come November when he takes over the role from current Atticus Finch, The Newsroom's Jeff Daniels.

Nick has had a busy few years since Love, Simon. He starred in another English lit favorite, Native Son, and will also appear in upcoming films Weetzie Bat and Shadow in the Cloud (alongside Chloë Grace Moretz).

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Broadway's "To Kill a Mockingbird" Adds Nick Robinson As Its New Jem Finch

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