Monday, June 17, 2024

Broadway: Greg Kinnear Tapped to Replace Jeff Daniels in “To Kill a Mockingbird”



Jeff Daniels returned to “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Broadway for a short run, but his time up and producers have named a replacement.

Oscar nominee (“As Good As It Gets”) Greg Kinnear will make his Broadway debut in “Mockingbird”  starting January 5th.

Daniels’ last performance will be January 2, 2o22.

I had been thinking recently, where is Greg Kinnear? The one time host of “Talk Soup” had his life changed when the late Sidney Pollack decided he could act and cast him a reboot of “Sabrina” with Harrison Ford and Julia Ormond. One of his hits was “Little Miss Sunshine.”

From there, Kinnear went on to a lot of successes on film. But lately he’s been MIA. So it’s good to have him back. And the exorbitant ticket prices for “Mockingbird” will likely drop to human levels, so that’s a plus, too!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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