Tom Skerritt to star in Broadway's 'Time to Kill'

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 14 at 3:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Skerritt will make his Broadway debut in the stage adaptation of John Grisham's legal thriller "A Time to Kill."

Skerritt joins a star-studded cast that includes Sebastian Arcelus, Chike Johnson, Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Douglas Thompson and Ashley Williams. Performances will begin Sept. 28 at the John Golden Theatre. Opening night is set for Oct. 20.

Skerritt won an Emmy Award on the CBS drama series "Picket Fences" and his films include "Steel Magnolias," ''Top Gun" and "Contact."

"A Time to Kill" was made into a 1996 movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock and Samuel L. Jackson. It's a courtroom thriller set in Mississippi that centers on a white lawyer defending a black father who has killed the man who raped his young daughter.

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