The hit Broadway play "To Kill a Mockingbird" is making the unusual step of switching venues for one night — to the cavernous Madison Square Garden.

In February, playwright Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of the novel will be performed in front of 18,000 public schoolchildren from New York City, marking the first time a Broadway play has been invited to the main Garden stage, the home of the New York Knicks and Rangers.

Kathryn Tucker Windham Musical in New York

Mar 27, 2017

Tales from one of Alabama’s most beloved storytellers will be brought to life today on a New York City stage.

Birmingham playwright Don Everett Garrett has written an adaptation of a book by legendary Alabama author and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. Garrett’s “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey: The Musical” will be read at the American Theater of Actors, John Cullum Theater, in New York City, by players from the Actors Equity Union.

Alabama State House
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The Alabama House of Representatives approved measures to cement the state’s right-to-work status and to ban the sale of fetal tissue yesterday.

One bill would amend the state’s constitution to prevent companies from requiring their employees to pay union dues as a condition of employment. The practice has already been prohibited under state law, but Republicans say adding the language to the state constitution will make Alabama more appealing to industry. Lawmakers fell three votes short of passing the measure last week. Yesterday, the bill passed 69-33.