Harper Lee Estate Sues Over "To Kill A Mockingbird" Stage Adaptation

Mar 26, 2018

The estate of Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," is suing over an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the classic novel. In the lawsuit, Lee's estate complains about significant differences between the book and the play, which was adapted for the stage by "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin. 

Alterations to main characters, such as Atticus Finch, did not sit well with the Lee estate. We talked with New York Times reporter Alexandra Alter about her coverage of this story. The play is still slated to open on Broadway later this year.