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Harper Lee’s estate objected to elements of Aaron Sorkin’s early stage adaptation. Now it arrives on Broadway with concessions from both sides.
A legal battle had been waged over whether a stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird” strayed too far from Harper Lee’s novel. On Thursday, the suits were settled.
The disagreement over the characterization of Atticus Finch expands to a second lawsuit between the producers and the Lee estate.
Here is how our panel of lawyers looked at key issues in a lawsuit over Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel.
In an inversion of the usual adaptation process, the creators of the hit musical are releasing a novel based on the play.
The federal suit says that the Aaron Sorkin’s script for the play, set this fall for Broadway, deviates too much from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
The celebrated playwright spent the last months of his life working tirelessly on a final book, an intimate and philosophical look at his protagonist’s — and his own — health struggles.
Knopf will publish “Spy of the First Person,” which the actor and playwright wrote in the final months of his life.
In his bold modern adaptation of King Lear, St. Aubyn envisions Lear as an aging media mogul whose empire and legacy are under threat from his daughters.
A federal judge has ruled that “Who’s Holiday!” doesn’t violate the copyright of the Dr. Seuss classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”
Alexandra Silber’s imagining of what comes next for a character in “Fiddler on the Roof,” titled “After Anatevka,” will be published next summer.
The behind-the-scenes book, designed to mimic the appearance of a text from Hamilton’s era, proves nearly as elusive as a Broadway ticket.
Seeing the Broadway version of his controversial novel for the first time, the author had his doubts, but he was enthusiastic about the production.
The producer Scott Rudin has acquired stage rights for Harper Lee’s novel and has hired Aaron Sorkin to adapt the story. Bartlett Sher will direct.
A biography of Alexander Hamilton by the historian Ron Chernow inspired the hip-hop musical “Hamilton,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now Grand Central Publishing has acquired Mr. Miranda’s b…