OF MICE AND MEN, Helmed by Anna D. Shapiro, Headed to Broadway in Spring 2014!
BroadwayWorld received an Equity auditions notice today for John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, which will be heading to Broadway beginning (tentatively) Saturday, March 22, 2014, with an opening night slated for Thursday, April 17, 2014. The show is set to run through Sunday, July 27, 2014. The play will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro.
The audition notice is seeking equity actors to fill the roles of Curley, Candy, Crooks, Carlson, Slim, Whit and The Boss. Starring roles George and Lennie, as well as Curley's Wife, have already been cast. No word yet on who will be gracing the Great White Way in this classic -- stay tuned for updates!
Based on Novel Prize-winning author Steinbeck's 1937 novella, OF MICE AND MEN centers on Lennie Small and George Milton, two migrant ranch workers during the Great Depression in California.
The original Broadway production of OF MICE AND MEN premiered in 1937. The play was staged by George S. Kaufman with Broderick Crawford and Wallace Ford in the lead roles of Lennie and George, respectively. The play was later revived in 1974, directed by Edwin Sherin and featuring James Earl Jones and Kevin Conway in the starring roles.
Shapiro's Broadway directing credits include August: Osage County, for which she won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play, and 2011's The Motherf**ker with the Hat, for which she was also nominated for a Tony Award. She also helmed The Pain and the Itch, Iron and Trafficing in Broken Hearts off-Broadway.
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