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1 hr ago | TIME.com

Stars and Warhorses: James Franco and Denzel Washington on Broadway

Anyone who doubts that star power is driving Broadway these days need only check the current box-office figures.


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3 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Rave reviews for O'Dowd's Broadway debut

Irish actor Chris O'Dowd has received rave reviews for his performance as Lennie in the new Broadway version of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.


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Wed Apr 16, 2014


B'way's Of Mice & Men, starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester, opens to rave reviews

The Telegraph : To its credit, in spite of its star wattage, this production doesn't aim for fireworks: it's an affectingly quieter, lower key affair.


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Review Roundup: of Mice and Men Opens on Broadway - Updating Live

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.


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Tue Apr 15, 2014


James Franco and Chris O'Dowd Make Broadway Debuts in Of Mice and Men, Opening April 16

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men , which marks the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd , officially opens April 16 at the Longacre Theatre following previews that began March 19. "I think I could identify with a lot of the characters," Franco told Playbill.


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The Times-Picayune

John Steinbeck's 'Grapes of Wrath' still relevant after 75 years?

From left, Doris Bowdon, Jane Darwell and Henry Fonda in John Ford's Oscar-winning 1940 "The Grapes of Wrath," an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel that turned 75 on Monday John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," the fictional story of the Joad family's exodus from a Dust Bowl-ravaged Oklahoma farm to exploitation as itinerant workers in ... (more)


Related Topix: The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, Vocal, Celebrities, Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, Oklahoma

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Brainerd Daily Dispatch

School board upholds committee decision to keep 'Of Mice and Men'

The decision to keep John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" in the Brainerd school curriculum was upheld Monday by the school board.


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USA Today

Franco, O'Dowd, Meester tackle Steinbeck, and Broadway

James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester discuss - and debate - 'Of Mice and Men' as they prepare for new Broadway production of Steinbeck classic Chris O'Dowd, left, James Franco, and Leighton Meester, star in the new Broadway production of 'Of Mice and Men' at the Longacre Theatre.


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'Captain Underpants' series leads library asociation's list of books Americans want banned

Dav Pilkey's kids' series, "Captain Underpants," about a mean school principal who changes into a nice superhero wearing only a cape and underpants, topped the American Library Association's "Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books" in 2013.


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CBC News

2014 MTV Movie Awards

Q Live in Portland: first guests revealed! Apr. 14, 2014 11:18 AM Q is taping its first-ever live show from Portland, Oregon on April 24! Buy your tickets today.


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Good Morning

Arthur Rothstein took this iconic photo of a farmer and his son in the midst of a dust storm in Cimarron County, Okla., at the height of the Great Depression.


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Visalia Times-Delta

Dust Bowl Memories

Editor's note: This is the second installment in a year-long series commemorating the 75th anniversary of the publication of Pulitzer prize-winning book "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.


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National Public Radio

'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

Much has been said and written about the Dust Bowl, but if you want to get a visceral feel for how it all began and the way it affected the people who experienced it, you need go no further than the opening pages of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath : Men stood by their fences and looked at the ruined corn, drying fast now, only a little green ... (more)


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Sun Apr 13, 2014


James Franco Shares Stage Door Selfie With Fans At of Mice and Men

Hollywood superstar and Broadway newcomer James Franco took some time out to pose for a selfie with some lucky fans at the swamped stage door of his current headlining gig on Broadway in the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck 's OF MICE AND MEN and the actor took to social media this weekend to share the shot.


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The London Free Press

Salinas: John Steinbeck's hometown keeps author's legacy alive

The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas is celebrating the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath in 2014 and a remake of the movie version being produced by Steven Spielberg.


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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Globe and Mail

The Grapes of Wrath, 75 years later: John Steinbeck's truth is marching on

Where I grew up in rural, agricultural B.C., the earth was brown, heavy, rich from the occasional flooding of the Fraser River.


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Hollywood Reporter

'Of Mice and Men': Dressing James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in Depression-Era Denim

Costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb tells THR of making her Broadway debut with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Parrack.


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The San Diego Union-Tribune

James Franco not nervous about Broadway debut

In this Aug. 31, 2013 file photo, actor and director James Franco poses for photographers on the red carpet for the screening of the film "Child Of God" at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.


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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Live Design Online

Japhy Weideman: Photo Gallery

New York-based lighting designer Japhy Weideman works on and off Broadway, regionally in the United States, and internationally for both theatre and opera.


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The Orange County Register

Focus: The 'Wrath' of Steinbeck

Already a successful novelist with the publication of "Of Mice and Men" in 1937, John Steinbeck found a commitment of a lifetime in the plight of the migrant worker in his native California in the mid-1930s.


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