NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Broadway shows get ready to reopen, there’s a message from the cast, crew and creative team of a record-setting play.

To Kill a Mockingbird” is celebrating Broadway’s return with a new video.

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With a look behind the curtain, the powerful video highlights what theater-goers have been without for nearly 18 months.

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It was written by Aaron Sorkin, who wrote the Broadway adaptation for “Mockingbird.” The video is narrated by Tony-nominated actor Jeff Daniels.

“Do you remember what it was like before we had to turn the lights off?” he says. “You could have gone a lot of places and you could done a lot of things, but you did this and you came here.”

“To Kill a Mockingbird” reopens at the Shubert Theatre on Oct. 5. Daniels returns in the iconic role as Atticus Finch. He will be joined by Tony Award-winner Celia Keenan-Bolger.

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For a list of Broadway reopening dates, click here.

CBSNewYork Team