Anna D. Shapiro News

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/28
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/20/2014. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/26-7/27/2014
by - Jul 27, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Ends Broadway Run Today; Revival to be Filmed
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men played its final performance today. The producion starred Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester, and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first 'hit' of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production originally opened on Wednesday, April 16, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

OF MICE & MEN Star James Franco to Guest on LIVE, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

This Tuesday, July 29, 2014 on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan chat with one of Broadway's hottest stars, James Franco. The Golden Globe-winning actor will join Ripa and Strahan to discuss his upcoming film, “Child of God,” which he also directed. (more...)

James Franco & Chris O'Dowd-Led OF MICE AND MEN to be Screened Internationally by National Theatre Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

David Binder has just announced an international broadcast of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men will be the first Broadway show filmed by National Theatre Live. Starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men will be filmed at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street) and distributed by National Theatre Live. Screening dates for Of Mice and Men will be announced shortly. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/21
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 7/20/2014. (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Enters Final 2 Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Final 2 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton Visit OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton star in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). Scroll down for a recent photo of celebs Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton visiting backstage with the cast! (more...)

Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in OF MICE AND MEN, Now Through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Final 4 weeks to see Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton in John Steinbeck's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, Of Mice and Men. Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only twelve weeks. The critically acclaimed production opened on Wednesday, April 16, and will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Save 30% on Of Mice and Men - On Performances Thru July 24
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 26, 2014


Steppenwolf Theatre's Broadway-Bound THIS IS OUR YOUTH Adds Two July Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends the celebrated summer revival of This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, and featuring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. The play, featuring performances from Cera, Culkin and Gevinson continues for two additional performances July 13 and July 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson Talk Broadway-Bound THIS IS OUR YOUTH
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2014

THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan is headed to Chicago, then Broadway this summer, guided by producer Scott Rudin and directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It will star Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. THIS IS OUR YOUTH will be staged in the round with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in June and re-worked for the Cort Theatre on Broadway in August. Click below to watch an interview with the show's three stars! (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco Greets Fans at OF MICE AND MEN Stage Door
by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winnerJames Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recently recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. One of the show's biggest draws is its charismatic leading man, James Franco, who greets his fans outside of the Longacre stage door on a regular basis. Below, check out photos from inside the fan frenzy! (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just twelve weeks, making it the first of the spring to do so. The critically acclaimed production which opened on Wednesday, April 16 and is now in its final seven weeks on Broadway, shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre and is the first Broadway production of the spring season to recoup its initial investment. The strictly limited engagement will play through Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 West 48 Street). (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW'S Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
by Elee Schrock - Jun 02, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago picks the top summer shows in and around the city. (more...)

All the Winners for the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards- Complete List! GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Wins Big, Also ROCKY, BRIDGES, and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 01, 2014

Drama Desk and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti ('The Sound of Music Live!', Gypsy, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) will host the 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards tonight, June 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld will be updating you with winners throughout the night. Check back later for the full list! (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/29 - Voting Ends TOMORROW!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 29, 2014

Voting opened on April 30 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/29 with just 0 days to go in voting! (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/24 - 5 Days to Go!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 24, 2014

Voting opened on April 30 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/24 with just 5 days to go in voting! (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/23 - 6 Days to Go!
by - May 23, 2014

Voting opened on April 30 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/23 with just 6 days to go in voting! (more...)

Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN's James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More Get Sardi's Caricatures
by Walter McBride - May 22, 2014

Just yesterday the cast of OF MICE AND MEN gathered at Sardi's for the official portrait unveilings of for 2014 Tony Award, Drama Desk and Drama League nominee Chris O'Dowd, James Franco, Leighton Meester and Tony Award winner Jim Norton. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

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