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Breaking News: A TIME TO KILL to Close on Broadway on November 17

Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price announced today that A Time To Kill, the new Broadway play adapted from John Grisham's best-selling novel, will close on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Performances began on September 28, 2013, and opening night was October 20, 2013.

Producers Roth and Price said: "We are enormously proud to have brought John Grisham's A Time To Kill to Broadway with an incredible creative team and an extraordinary ensemble of actors. We would like to thank Rupert Holmes, Ethan McSweeny, and the entire company of our production for-as we all witnessed night after night-thrilling our audiences with a compelling, essential story about justice and morality. We are extremely happy with the responses and reactions from our audiences."

Also announced: On Thursday, November 14, best-selling author John Grisham is scheduled to welcome the audience prior to the 7PM performance of A Time To Kill with remarks on the novel, the play and the sequel, his newest book Sycamore Row.

A Time to Kill, the popular courtroom drama, tells the emotionally charged, now-iconic story of a young, idealistic lawyer, Jake Brigance, defending a black man, Carl Lee Hailey, for taking the law into his own hands following an unspeakable crime committed against his young daughter. Their small Mississippi town is thrown into upheaval, and Jake finds himself arguing against the formidable district attorney, Rufus Buckley, and under attack from both sides of a racially divided city. This drama is a thrilling courtroom battle where the true nature of what is right and what is moral are called into question.

The casting breakdown is as follows: Sebastian Arcelus as Jake Brigance; Jeffrey M. Bender as Deputy Looney; Dashiell Eaves as Pete Willard/DR Musgrove; J.R. Horne as Mr. Pate; Chike Johnson as Ozzie Walls, Patrick Page as Rufus Buckley; Tonya Pinkins as Gwen Hailey; John Procaccino as Drew Tyndale/WT Bass; Tijuana Ricks as Court Reporter;Lee Sellars as Cobb/Rhodeheaver/Grist; Tom Skerritt as Lucien Wilbanks; Fred Dalton Thompson as Judge Noose;John Douglas Thompson as Carl Lee Hailey; and Ashley Williams as Ellen Roark.

The design team for A Time To Kill features scenic design by James Noone, costume design by Tony Award nominee David C. Woolard, lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter, original music and sound design by Lindsay Jones, and projection design by Jeff Sugg.

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Fletcher Brion: “John Grisham Comes To Broadway! Yeah”

Went to the first preview - because I love John Grisham. This was a great ... more

Anonymous: “A Dissapointment”

Saw A Time To Kill Ocotber 5th. I thought Fred Thompson, who I could not... more

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