Harper Lee

Play About Truman Capote, Harper Lee to Premiere in Alabama

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) – A new play about the relationship between Alabama authors Truman Capote and Harper Lee will have its debut performances in their hometown of Monroeville. “Truman Talks Nelle Harper Lee” is set to premiere at the old Monroe County courthouse on Sept. 27. It runs through Sept. 29. The play was written and is performed by Broadway…

On CBS Sunday Morning: A Non-Fiction Harper Lee/Alexander City/Murder Mystery.

The late Tom Radney, an Alexander City lawyer who figures in the CBS story about a preacher charged with several murder who is himself murdered. Radney represented both the preacher and then the man charged with killing him. From CBS: “After more than four decades, the mysteries remain, shrouded in the fog that rolls in over Lake Martin, and the…

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Broadway Producer Offers a Compromise

Will allow small theater groups to put on HIS version,

TKAM Author Harper Lee with the sequel she wrote. Lee died on February 19, 2016. LOS ANGELES (AP) – The producer of Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is offering a compromise to community and nonprofit theaters that were forced to abandon productions of the play under legal threat. In a statement provided Saturday to The Associated Press, producer Scott Rudin…

First Broadway Production of TKAM Opens This Week

Stars Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch

A lawsuit by the estate of Alabama native Harper Lee and a counter-suit by producer¬† Aaron Sorkin were settled earlier this year, clearing the way for the production, which opens on Thursday. From the 60 Minutes interview with Daniels: Jeff Daniels: “I wish I could’ve told that 21-year-old kid back in 1976, “It’s going to happen for you. But you’re…

Harper Lee Estate Sues Over ‘Mockingbird’ Broadway Version

The estate of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee has filed suit over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the novel. The federal lawsuit filed this week in Alabama argues that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s script wrongly alters Atticus Finch and other characters from the book. It asks a judge to enforce part of the contract for the play. The suit…

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Tickets Selling Quickly After Author’s Death

The death of “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee hasn’t hurt ticket sales for a dramatic version of her novel staged each year in her Alabama hometown. A statement issued by play organizers Monday says only a few hundred tickets remain for the 16 performances, which begin next month in Monroeville. This is the first year the play will…

Harper Lee’s Will Won’t Be Released to Public

An Alabama probate judge has sealed the will of author Harper Lee from public view. Court records available Monday showed Monroe County Probate Judge Greg Norris signed the order a week ago. Lawyers for Lee’s personal representative and attorney, Tonja Carter, asked Norris to seal the will the same day. The request from Carter cited the writer’s longtime desire for…

NY Post Finds Harper Lee’s NYC Apartment

We knew Harper Lee split her time between her hometown of Monroeville and New York City, but we didn’t know just where and how in NY she lived.   Now The New York Post reports it was an Upper East Side rent stabilized apartment for less than $1,000 a month, a real bargain in Manhattan.   Lee was also friendly…