‘Law & Order’s’ Fred Thompson to Make Broadway Debut in ‘A Time to Kill’

The Rupert Holmes-scribed adaptation will also star "House of Cards" actor Sebastian Arcelus

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 11:52 AM

"Law & Order" actor and former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson is trying something new. He'll make his Broadway debut in a new adaptation of John Grisham's bestseller "A Time to Kill," it was announced Friday.

Rupert Holmes wrote the stage adaptation of the courtroom drama — the first of Grisham's properties to be adapted for the stage. 

"House of Cards" actor Sebastian Arcelus and Obie-winning John Douglas Thompson also will star. Ethan McSweeny will direct.

Set to open Oct. 20, 2013, at the John Golden Theatre, previews begin Sept. 28.

“Master storytellers are masterful dramatists of the stage on the page, and the thrill of bringing John Grisham's vivid cast of remarkable characters and his riveting American classic of race and justice to Broadway is the stuff that any playwright's dreams are made of,” said playwright Rupert Holmes.

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Holmes continued, “I'm particularly thrilled that Daryl Roth and Eva Price have brought such magnetic, compelling actors into 'A Time to Kill's' dramatic arsenal.”

The Broadway show will feature a design team of James Noone, David Woolard, Jeff Croiter, Lindsay Jones and Jeff Sugg.