question about theater directory in NY Times print edition
Posted by: ilw 05:16 pm EDT 09/23/21

In today's print edition of the NY Times, the theater directory for Broadway shows is in alphabetical order (hence the ABC nickname for the directory) except for To Kill a Mockingbird, which is listed between Aladdin and Chicken & Biscuits. I know these listings are actually advertisements, so did someone pay for Mockingbird to make it into the first column, or is there some other explanation why this one show is out of order?

The listing does say "Jeff Daniels is Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird," so is it possible that "Atticus" is the word that was used for the alphabetical order of the listings, even though "Atticus" doesn't even appear at the beginning of a line? Or am I just desperately looking for a plausible explanation?

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