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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 12 - April 18
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the opening night curtain calls for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, and OF MICE AND MEN - plus a peek into the festivities at this year's Olivier Awards and a look at the cast of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

The red carpet was filled with Broadway stars last night, as they gathered for opening night of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet at the Longacre Theatre and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

James Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre, to mostly positive reviews from the critics. James Franco, who stars as George in the play, wasn't satisfied with a review by New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley. Franco recently wrote a comment about the review from his official Instagram account (which has since been removed), which was captured by Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson. Franco writes: Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little bitch he should be working for Gawker.com instead of the paper of record. The theatre community hate him, and for good reason, he's an idiot. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OF MICE AND MEN Cast Arrives on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

The new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men has officially arrived on Broadway! Featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, and with direction by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the show just opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & OF MICE AND MEN Company Take Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester, just opened last night, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and below, you can check out photos from the curtain call! (more...)

Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 16, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men officially opens tonight, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Welcomes OF MICE AND MEN to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

In the below video, listen to the writers of MURDER FOR TWO as they play you one of the songs they absolutely 100% wrote from the new Broadway hit, Of Mice and Men! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & More in OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men is currently in previews, ahead of an official opening night tomorrow, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at this all-star production, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & Leighton Meester in Broadway's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men is currently in previews, ahead of an official opening night on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at this all-star production, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester! (more...)

Photo Coverage: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd & Leighton Meester Take First Bows in OF MICE AND MEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 20, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men began performances last night, March 19. The strictly limited engagement that will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the very first curtain call and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Begins Tonight at the Longacre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tonight, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

'A Little Piece of a Great Big Soul' Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's OF MICE AND MEN, Beginning Tomorrow!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast and get a sneak peek at the play below! (more...)

OF MICE AND MEN Announces Broadway Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Directed by Tony Award-winner Anna D. Shapiro, the new Broadway production of Of Mice and Men begins performances tomorrow, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 and announces a student rush policy for the strictly limited engagement that will officially open on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). A limited number of $35 student tickets (inclusive of a $2 facility fee) will be available for each performance when the box office opens for that day's performance(s) with student identification. Patrons are limited to one ticket per person. (more...)

Terri Conn, Anthony Rapp & More Set for DELETED SCENES Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Tonight, June 10th, 2013 at 7pm, Terri Conn (As the World Turns), Anthony Rapp (RENT) and Patrick James Lynch (Stop The Bleeding!) will lead a benefit reading of 'Deleted Scenes' at The Mainstage Theater, 416 W 42nd Street. Proceeds from the benefit will go to the Hemophilia Association of New York.Lynch, a severe hemophiliac, and his company organized the event in an effort to raise not only money for hemophilia, but also awareness of the disorder. Said Lynch, 'It's an excellent opportunity to bring together two communities that may otherwise not find each other.' Lynch lost a sibling to complications from hemophilia in 2007 and has since worked to better integrate outreach & advocacy with entertainment. 'Deleted Scenes' observes two ex-friends forced to reunite to record the director's commentary track for their hit indie film five years after the film's release. Josh (Lynch) is now a star and writer/director Brian (Rapp) is floundering. When Brian's ex Madison (Conn) shows up unexpectedly, tensions rise and old rivalries spill over into the studio. (more...)

Terri Conn, Anthony Rapp & More Set for DELETED SCENES Reading, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2013

On June 10th, 2013 at 7pm, Terri Conn (As the World Turns), Anthony Rapp (RENT) and Patrick James Lynch (Stop The Bleeding!) will lead a benefit reading of 'Deleted Scenes' at The Mainstage Theater, 416 W 42nd Street. Proceeds from the benefit will go to the Hemophilia Association of New York. Lynch, a severe hemophiliac, and his company organized the event in an effort to raise not only money for hemophilia, but also awareness of the disorder. Said Lynch, "It's an excellent opportunity to bring together two communities that may otherwise not find each other." Lynch lost a sibling to complications from hemophilia in 2007 and has since worked to better integrate outreach & advocacy with entertainment. 'Deleted Scenes' observes two ex-friends forced to reunite to record the director's commentary track for their hit indie film five years after the film's release. Josh (Lynch) is now a star and writer/director Brian (Rapp) is floundering. When Brian's ex Madison (Conn) shows up unexpectedly, tensions rise and old rivalries spill over into the studio. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Party for Off-Broadway's SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Michael Puzzo's Spirits of Exit Eleven at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC) opened on Thursday, January 17th at 8PM. Presented by Justin Reinsilber and directed by Frank Licato, the world premiere of this new American play is directed by Frank Licato. The production runs through February 2nd. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos from the show's Opening Night Party on January 17! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Michael Puzzo's Spirits of Exit Eleven at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC) will open on Thursday, January 17th at 8PM. Presented by Justin Reinsilber and directed by Frank Licato, the world premiere of this new American play is directed by Frank Licato. The production runs through February 2nd. Tickets are $19.25 (which includes a $1.25 restoration charge) and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250 or in person at Theatre Row Box Office. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

Previews begin on Thursday, January 10th for the World Premiere of Michael Puzzo's Spirits of Exit Eleven at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC). Presented by Justin Reinsilber and directed by Frank Licato, this new American play is directed by Frank Licato and opens on January 17th at 8pm. The production runs through February 2nd. Tickets are $19.25 (which includes a $1.25 restoration charge) and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250 or in person at Theatre Row Box Office. (more...)

Justin Reinsilber Presents SPIRITS OF EXIT ELEVEN at the Lion Theatre, 1/10-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

Justin Reinsilber presents the World Premiere of Michael Puzzo's Spirits of Exit Eleven from January 10 - February 2, 2013 at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, NYC). The play is directed by Frank Licato and opens on January 17th at 8pm. Tickets are $19.25 (which includes a $1.25 restoration charge) and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 / 800-432-7250 or in person at Theatre Row Box Office. (more...)

Brooke Berman's CASUAL ENCOUNTERS Plays at Rising Phoenix Rep, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2012

Following the sold out performances and overflow crowds for its first year and a half of Cino Nights presentations (including new plays by Gary Sunshine, Mando Alvarado, Courtney Baron, Florencia Lozano,Kristen Palmer, Emily DeVoti, Lucy Thurber, Jessica Dickey, Adam Szymkowicz, Laura Eason, Daniel Reitz, Megan Mostyn-Brown, Dael Orlandersmith, Keith Reddin, Crystal Skillman, and Charlotte Miller), Rising Phoenix Rep continues the series on April 22nd at 7 p.m. with Casual Encountersby Brooke Berman. (more...)

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