In spite of earlier promises, Aaron Sorkin's stage version of Harper Lee's classic coming-of-age novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" will not be returning to Broadway

When asked by Variety why the production had been canceled, a spokesman declined to respond. The cancellation was announced initially by Showbiz 411, a website dedicated .

Productions of the play ended on January 16 at the Shubert Theatre, where it premiered in New York City in 2018. It was announced at the time that the play would return to the Belasco

The event was originally scheduled for October 19 but was postponed until November 2 at the Music Box Theater. According to a story in the New York Times, the show will now be permanently closed.

The Times has obtained an email sent to the cast and crew of the show on Thursday night in which playwright Sorkin and director Bartlett Sher blame the production's original principal producer,

According to an email acquired by The New York Times, Rudin explained his decision to cancel the show in an email he addressed to Sorkin and Sher on Friday.

Upon its release in 2018, "To Kill a Mockingbird" became a huge financial success, earning back its production budget in just 19 weeks with weekly ticket sales of $2 million

After a March 2020 Broadway hiatus, performances of the play resumed in October with original actor Jeff Daniels reprising his role as Atticus Finch, and the musical .