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Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ puts new spin on racial injustice

NEW YORK: Almost 60 years after it was first published as a book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” opens this week in a first Broadway theatre adaptation whose themes of racial injustice are just as relevant today. Yet writer Aaron Sorkin says despite the book’s familiarity as a beloved classic of American literature and movies, audiences are in for something different. “Thirty seconds in and you’re just in a different place watching ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ the way you’ve never watched it before,” said Sorkin, the creator of…

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ plans 2018 Broadway debut

LONDON: After a hit debut on London's West End this summer, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is in talks to move to New York's Broadway in 2018, producers said on Friday. The play, based on author J.K. Rowling's popular boy wizard character, is being planned for Broadway's Lyric Theater, which will undergo a multi-million dollar revamp to house the elaborate production, the show's producers said in a post on Rowling's website Pottermore.com. The Lyric Theater is one of Broadway's largest venues, with nearly 1,900…