Posted on March 4, 2019 at 7:32 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Call it gracious or guilty, but however you interpret it, the end result is the same: Broadway producer Scott Rubin is backing off legal threats to small theaters seeking to put on To Kill a Mockingbird.

The New York Times had reported last week that Rubin’s company sent cease-and-desist letters to small theaters planning to produce a much-older script based on Harper Lee’s classic novel.

On Friday, Rubin reached out to the theaters and offered them use of the newest adaptation, written by Aaron Sorkin, at no cost.
Several theaters expressed gratitude for the change of heart, though the paper observes that practical challenges still exist — learning the script, for example, or rebuilding a set that had been pulled down after the legal threats.

Catch up on the story in the New York Times.

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