About A Time to Kill
What began as a bestselling novel and became a major Hollywood film now arrives on Broadway this fall as a thrilling new Broadway play: John Grisham’s A Time To Kill. Adapted by Tony winner Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), A Time to Kill stars Tony winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, Or Change), Patrick Page (the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf the Musical) and Fred Dalton Thompson (Law & Order). Directing is Ethan McSweeny (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man).
Set in a small town in racially divided Ford County, Mississippi, this edge-of-your-seat drama follows a young lawyer who tackles an impossible case, defending a black man who has taken revenge following a devastating attack on his daughter. Soon, the entire town is thrown into upheaval, a tough district attorney is on the opposing side, and anything goes as everyone goes for the jugular.
Part courtroom thriller, part human drama and part historical chronicle of an indelible time in American race relations, A Time to Kill lands on Broadway with a solid pedigree and high expectations.
2 hours, 30 minutes
May be inappropriate for 12 and under. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Did you know?
A Time to Kill was John Grisham’s first novel. It debuted quietly but was republished after the success of The Firm and The Client, becoming another bestseller for the then fast-rising author.
Tonya Pinkins won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a musical for Jelly’s Last Jam and is known to millions of daytime-drama fans for her work as Livia Frye on the ABC soap All My Children.
Aside from being a popular actor, Fred Dalton Thompson is also a politician. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1994 to 2003, and ran for President in the 2008 campaign.
Readers who have eaten up Grisham’s novels (and moviegoers who have thrilled to the many film adaptations) will be very excited to see his work come alive on stage for the first time. But this is a great show for anyone who enjoys suspense and is in the market for a night of Broadway excitement, filled with twists, turns and high emotion.
Good for kids?
It will probably go over younger kids’ heads, plus there’s some gritty stuff that may not be suitable for the smaller set. So grab a babysitter for this one, unless your children are 13 or older.
John Golden Theater Location Information:
252 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway)