Broadway Battle Over 'Mockingbird' Ends With Settlement

By Bill Donahue (May 10, 2018, 5:29 PM EDT) -- A dramatic courtroom battle over a Broadway adaptation of "To Kill a Mockingbird" has ended in a settlement that allows the play to proceed on schedule, according to a joint statement issued Thursday by producer Scott Rudin and the estate of author Harper Lee.

The deal will resolve a lawsuit that claimed the planned stage production violated a licensing agreement by straying too far from Harper Lee's celebrated 1960 novel. (Getty) The deal will resolve a lawsuit that claimed Rudinplay Inc.'s planned stage production, penned by Aaron Sorkin and starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch, violated the producer's licensing agreement by straying too far from...

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