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  • Writer's pictureAnthony Chase

Mockingbird: just before the bulldozer

Kavinoky Executive Artistic Director Loraine O'Donnell stands on David King's unused set for the cancelled production of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The theater was caught in a crossfire of threatened litigation over rights to the Harper Lee novel between the producer of the current Broadway production adapted by Aaron Sorkin, and the publisher of an earlier version with whom the Kavinoky had a signed contract.

It was a busy day for O'Donnell, who had a photo shoot on the "Mockingbird" set for the "New York Times," immediately before this set was demolished to make way for a stage version of George Orwell's "1984." The story of the dispute over rights to "To Kill a Mockingbird," has gone national.


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