And it won’t be the first time Robinson has played Scout’s brother, or even the first time he’s played the role in a production connected to its Broadway director Bartlett Sher.
Robinson, a Seattle native, made his stage debut in 2007 at age 12 in the role of Jem at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, where Sher was artistic director. That version of Mockingbird was the Christopher Sergel adaptation that was more recently at the center of a legal tussle with the Rudin production.
Unlike the Sergel version, though, Sorkin’s adaptation features adult actors in the children’s roles, allowing Robinson to age into Sorkin’s Jem.
Robinson will take over the role beginning Tuesday,