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OF MICE AND MEN Bwy Mar '14?

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broadwaybelter
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OF MICE AND MEN Bwy Mar '14?
Posted: 10/16/13 at 06:17pm
According to this Equity casting notice, OF MICE AND MEN directed by Anna Shapiro, is coming to Broadway on or about March 22, 2014.....

Anyone know any further details?






EPA Notice OF MICE AND MEN
Updated On: 10/16/13 at 06:17 PM
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The Josh
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Posted: 10/16/13 at 06:21pm
James Franco announced on Colbert months back that he is playing George.
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bwayphreak234
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Posted: 10/16/13 at 07:09pm
This will be interesting! I vividly remember studying this in my high school freshman English class! The opening to each chapter paints a picture of the setting just like the descriptions at the beginning of each scene or act of a play. Interested to see how this develops.
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ACL2006
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 03:51pm
good luck finding a theater.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 03:54pm
I hope they sell stuffed bunnies at he theater.
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ACL2006
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 04:03pm
so the following shows apppear to be aiming for Spring 2014:

The Sunshine Boys
Allegiance
Of Mice & Men
The Bodyguard
Dames at Sea
On The Town
Killer Joe
All The Way
Hello, Dolly!
My Fair Lady

As of right now the only available theaters for the spring are:
The Marquis
The Palace
Circle In The Square
The Booth
The Cort

The Bodyguard has been rumored for some time to have The Marquis. Either revival of Dolly or My Fair Lady will take The Palace. Of Mice & Men could take The Cort. Could Dames at Sea work in The Booth?? What show would want the Circle??


A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
Updated On: 10/17/13 at 04:03 PM
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frogs_fan85
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 04:10pm
I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the Longacre, Golden, Broadway, and Lyceum were all available in March.

And you can add The Realistic Joneses to the list of Spring 2014 shows.
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 04:29pm
Possible pick for Lennie?
Chris O'Dowd!
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Jordan Catalano
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 04:34pm
I think that would be spectacular casting.
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 05:39pm
I love the idea of O'Dowd, more than I love Franco (and I think Franco would be very likely to make a great George.)
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 06:05pm
With some real creative blocking, this could work at Circle....maybe.

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The Josh
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 06:26pm
For some reason, I'm hoping they cast Jeremy Jordan as Curly.
wonkit
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 07:13pm
Franco? No thanks.
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 07:53pm
ACL -- I can tell you with absolute certainty that THE BODYGUARD will happen next season. Marquis is not booked.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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Posted: 10/17/13 at 11:05pm
yes, but there's also a rumor going around that after the Il Divo/Heather Headley concert that the owners of the Marquis will close it down for 6-9 months to renovate. If that's the case, we won't see The Bodyguard until Fall 2014.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 12:29am
And no way "My Fair Lady" or "Hello, Dolly!" make it in this season. Neither has a cast yet. I agree with Frogs' assessment of additional houses that may be available. I wish them no harm, but one also can't be certain about the Kerr or the Atkinson.
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 01:46pm
I'm super stoked for James Franco's Broadway debut. I think he will do a smashing job. He has really come a long way.
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 02:09pm
Chris O'Dowd is being reported as the likely choice for Lennie, and he would be my reason for seeing it. Franco doesn't excite me.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Updated On: 10/18/13 at 02:09 PM
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RippedMan
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 08:23pm
Yeah, what's available now and what's available after January is a totally different thing.
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Borstalboy
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 08:56pm
Is this the re-worked gay version?
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Borstalboy
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Posted: 10/18/13 at 08:56pm
Double post.

"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Updated On: 10/18/13 at 08:56 PM
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CYAPollyanna
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Posted: 10/22/13 at 04:17pm
Doesn't it seem likely this will take the Cort? With No Man's land/Godot closing in early March and this show projected previews starting in late March?
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allofmylife
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Posted: 10/23/13 at 03:45am
Claire Booth (not Claire Booth Luce) meets an untimely end at the hands of Broderick Crawford in the original cast production of "Of Mice and Men" in 1937.

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Posted: 11/26/13 at 12:05am
Updated On: 11/26/13 at 12:05 AM
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Posted: 11/26/13 at 12:44am
I just can't get too excited for this, but I love her direction, so I'll have to check it out.
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Jay Lerner-Z
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Posted: 11/26/13 at 12:50am
I know it's an American classic and all, but not everybody has read it. Way to give away the ending, allofmylife.

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