James Franco Writes About Broadway's Spring Season
James Franco, who recently revealed that he will soon make his Broadway debut in a revival of 'Of Mice and Men,' has been taking notes on his opinions of the spring theatre season. He recently wrote an article for the Huffington Post, in which he reveals his thoughts on Orphans, The Testamnet of Mary, and more.
On Alan Cumming's performance in Macbeth he writes: "His portrayals of the familiar Scottish murderers can't be over the top because the characters are being played by an insane character. Macbeth is not Macbeth; it is a portrayal of Macbeth by a man losing his mind in an institution. Cumming is superb."
He continues on The Testament of Mary: "The Testament of Mary was quite excellent, wasn't it? I think the engine or raison d'etre of that play was to make the familiar new. How do you tell the crucifixion story so that it can hit an audience with new significance and avoid all the Sunday school and Bible tales familiarity? You tell it through a new person, Mary."
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James Franco's first prominent role was the lead on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later achieved recognition for playing the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award.
The actor portrayed Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. His notable films are Pineapple Express, Milk, 127 Hours, for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, Tristan & Isolde, Annapolis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with upcoming films, This Is the End and Lovelace.