By Leah Greenblatt
Updated March 11, 2010 at 05:13 PM EST

The 1989 John Grisham bestseller A Time to Kill is slated to premiere on Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage on May 6, 2011, before moving to Broadway, according to a release from Arena Stage. Tony Award-winner Rupert Holmes will head the production, the first of Grisham’s books to be brought to the stage.