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OF MICE AND MEN Box Office to Open 2/18; Limited Number of Opening Night Tickets Available at the Longacre Theatre

OF MICE AND MEN Box Office to Open 2/18; Limited Number of Opening Night Tickets Available at the Longacre Theatre

Tickets go on sale for Tony Award-winning director Anna D. Shapiro's new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men at the Longacre Theatre box office (220 West 48th Street) Tuesday, February 18 at 10am. A limited number of balcony tickets for opening night (Wednesday, April 16) will be available at the Longacre Theatre box office.

Of Mice and Men will star Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton, and will feature Ron Cephas Jones (The Motherfucker with the Hat), Alex Morf ("The Good Wife"), Joel Marsh Garland ("Orange Is The New Black"), James McMenamin ("The Good Wife"), Jim Ortlieb (Guys and Dolls) and Jim Parrack ("True Blood").

Performances begin Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and Of Mice and Men officially opens Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre in a strictly limited engagement through July 27, 2014.

For tickets, visit the Longacre Theatre box office or Telecharge.com (212-239-6200). Beginning Wednesday, March 19, 2014, Of Mice and Men will play Tuesday through Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Beginning Tuesday, April 22, 2014, Of Mice and Men will play Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. For groups of 12 or more please call 800-432-7780. Rush policies will be announced shortly. Ticket prices range from $37-$137.00.

Of Mice and Men will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Todd Rosenthal (August: Osage County, The Motherfucker with the Hat), costume design by Emmy Award winner Suttirat Larlarb (London Olympic Opening Ceremony, Frankenstein at RNT, 127 Hours) who is making her Broadway debut, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, (The Nance - Tony Award nominee, What's It All About?: Bacharach Reimagined at NYTW), with sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf).

Of Mice and Men on Broadway is produced by David Binder, Kate Lear, Darren Bagert, Adam Zotovich, Latitude Link/Piedmont Productions, Raise the Roof, Paula Marie Black, Marc Turtletaub, Ruth Hendel/Barbara Whitman, Marianne Mills/Jayne Baron Sherman, Martin Massman, Judy Kent/Wendy Knudsen, Kevin Niu, Michael Watt and The Shubert Organization. 101 Productions, Ltd are the executive producers.

Of Mice and Men, one of the greatest and most enduring American classics, has not been seen on Broadway in 40 years.

Adapted from his own classic novel, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is an essential adventure, an inspirational portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

Of Mice and Men tells the story of George (James Franco) and Lennie (Chris O'Dowd), an unlikely pair of friends drifting from job to job across the farms and fields of California, holding fast to their dream of one day having an acre of land they can call their own.

Of Mice and Men is one of the most read books in schools across the country despite appearing on the American Library Association's list of Most Challenged Books of the 21st Century.

Of Mice and Men began as a novella published in 1937 by Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck.

Of Mice and Men was adapted for the screen several times and adapted as a radio play for the BBC. The first stage production was directed by George S. Kaufman in 1937 and ran for 207 performances.

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