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Wednesday Aug 20 | BroadwayWorld.com

The Rep to Open 2014-15 Season with of Mice and Men, 9/4-21

The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, opens its 2014-2015 season with Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck 's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.


Related Topix: 9, Vocal, Pittsburgh, PA, Drama Movies, The Crucible, Focus

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Las Vegas Newstrip

Artists and writers helped us see the suffering of the Great Depression

Las Vegas, Nevada - New in Paperback: Witnesses to the Struggle - Imaging the 1930s California Labor Movement by Anne Loftis From the University of Nevada Press: "A wonderful book, beautifully written and a must read for labor, ethic, economic, Western, and social/cultural historians, and for those who treasure Americans."


Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Vocal, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock

Monterey County Herald

Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert

James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.


Related Topix: Classical, California, Vocal, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, The Mission (San Francisco, CA), Religion, Episcopal Church

Thu Aug 07, 2014

ABC News

Melbourne school students form 'feminist collective' to crowdfund curriculum resource

What started as a classroom literature debate has lead to a group of high school students forming a feminist collective, and crowdfunding the creation of a feminism teaching resource for the national curriculum.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Vocal


This Week In The Arts

The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Vocal, Social Software

Thu Jul 31, 2014


Child of God

For some reason, James Franco keeps getting pissed on by the media for doing too much: acting, writing, directing, producing, teaching and taking classes for his Ph.D. I mean, why isn't this dude out partying with Lindsay Lohan and starting his own fashion line? Instead, Franco exercises his literary bent by starring on Broadway in John Steinbeck's ... (more)


Related Topix: As I Lay Dying, Vocal, Sevier County, TN, Movies, Entertainment

In These Times

What Is Literature For?

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been on the examination syllabus for English schoolchildren for more than 50 years.


Related Topix: Literature, Vocal, Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Black Entertainment, Maya Angelou, Teenagers

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The New York Observer

James Franco Takes His Directorial Meat Cleaver to Cormac McCarthy's 'Child of God'

What did we do to deserve James Franco? A good actor who sees himself as director, writer, poet, artist, visionary and God only knows what else, he thinks he's Orson Welles.


Related Topix: As I Lay Dying, Vocal, Sevier County, TN

Tue Jul 29, 2014


James Franco Schools Jimmy Fallon on the Art of the Selfie

He acts, he writes, he directs, he produces, he paints, he teaches, he sometimes hosts Oscar ceremonies, and now, he selfies.


Related Topix: Vocal

Mon Jul 28, 2014

ABC News

'Of Mice and Men' Leaves Broadway on a Record High

The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark.


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Sat Jul 26, 2014


Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Ends Broadway Run; Revival to Be Filmed

The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men , which marked the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd , plays its final performance July 27 at 3 PM at The Longacre Theatre.


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Thu Jul 24, 2014


Broadway's Of Mice and Men sets house record, is coming to the big screen

Reviewing the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," when it opened in April, Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times that James Franco's portrayal of George is "a tight, internal performance begging for a camera's close-up."


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