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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men - about George and Lennie, two laborers and unlikely friends during the Great Depression - may seem like a quintessentially American story.

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Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Vocal

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Annette Bening draws from real life in her latest role

It happens to everybody: You're walking down the street, and suddenly you spy someone who's a dead ringer for someone you know.

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Inside Bay Area

Schools mark the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath

This is an excerpt of On Assignment, education writer Theresa Harrington's blog on Contra Costa County schools.

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The Washington Post

Ma Joad for president

Susan Shillinglaw is a professor of English at San Jose State University and a scholar in residence at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, Calif.

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Globe and Mail

Trailer Park Boys: 'Dope is a part of us'

John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith star in Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells and Mike Smith star in Trailer Park Boys 3: Don't Legalize It For Canada's most beloved miscreants, the screen is almost as inevitable as prison time.

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Daily Actor

James Franco Calls Ben Brantley of The New York Times "a little...

According to James Franco , everything associated with his Broadway production of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is awesome except, apparently, New York Times critic Ben Brantley's review.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Globe and Mail

A Haunted House 2: So dumb it's scary

In it, Goldsmith outlined the differences between smart smart, smart dumb, and dumb dumb.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents Limited Engagement of Cardboard Capital, 5/1 - 5/18

GREENWAY ARTS ALLIANCE, Artistic Directors, Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz present, as part of Greenway's Workshop Series, a Workshop Production of CARDBOARD CAPITAL, written by Gabriel Rivas Gomez, directed by Madeleine Dahm and produced by Ty Donaldson.

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Playbill

Photo Call: Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd,...

PHOTO CALL: Of Mice and Men , Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Opens on Broadway; Red Carpet Arrivals, Curtain Call and Cast Party 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 opened April 16 at the Longacre Theatre following previews that ... (more)

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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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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

OhNoTheyDidnt

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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BroadwayWorld.com

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

Playbill

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)

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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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Cleveland.com

'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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KWTX

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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