National Theatre Live to Bring Star-Studded Broadway Revival OF MICE AND MEN to Theaters in November
The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro, 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, filmed at Broadway's Longacre Theatre in front of a live audience by National Theatre Live, will be screened in over 700 cinema venues across the United States and Canada on Thursday, November 6, 2014, and varying dates. Distributed through BY Experience and Fathom Events, tickets for National Theatre Live's November 6, Of Mice and Men screening will go on sale Friday, September 12. For tickets and screening locations please visit www.ntlive.com. Additional screening dates and locations to be announced.
Nominated for two 2014 Tony Awards the production shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre multiple times during its limited 19 week engagement, grossing over a million dollars in its final week. This was the first time any show grossed $1 million in one week at the Longacre Theatre. Of Mice and Men was the first "hit" of the spring 2014 Broadway season, recouping its $3.8 million capitalization in only 12 weeks. Of Mice and Men opened on Wednesday, April 16, and played its final performance Sunday, July 27, 2014.
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.
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.
The creative team for Of Mice and Men includes scenic design by Tony Award winner Todd Rosenthal, costume design by the international, Emmy Award-winning designer of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by 2014 Tony Award nominee Japhy Weideman, sound design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, original music by David Singer, fight direction by Thomas Schall, hair & wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Calleri Casting.
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 is the executive producer.
National Theatre Live events are distributed worldwide outside the U.K. through New York-based BY Experience, pioneers of global live "alternative content" digital cinema events. For more information visit www.byexperience.net.