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41 min ago | 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.

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

Tue Jul 29, 2014

InStyle

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.

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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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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal, Entertainment

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Playbill

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

OhNoTheyDidnt

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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Related Topix: Vocal, Theater, Arts, The National, Entertainment, Television

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Broadway

Revival of Of Mice & Men, Starring James Franco & Chris...

Get ready for George, Lennie and the rest of the gang on the big screen. The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men , starring James Franco , Chris O'Dowd , Leighton Meester and Jim Norton , will be filmed during its final weeks of performances at the Longacre Theatre for a broadcast by the U.K.'s National Theatre Live.

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Related Topix: Vocal, Chris O'Dowd, The National, Entertainment, Television

Mon Jul 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Industry Insight: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/21

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses , 7/20/2014.

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Los Angeles Times

James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.

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Related Topix: As I Lay Dying, Theater, Arts, Vocal, Entertainment

Deadline

The 'Mice' That Roared: Franco, O'Dowd, Meester Set ...

Proving their chops as Broadway draws, James Franco , Chris O'Dowd , Leighton Meester and Jim Norton set a second house record last week as their run in the revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men comes to a close.

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Related Topix: Chris O'Dowd, Vocal

The Daily Beast

Immigrants Meet New - Grapes of Wrath'By Nicolaus Mills

The bigotry and fear greeting busloads of Central American mothers and children is almost word for word what Steinbeck's Joads heard 75 years ago.

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Related Topix: California, Murrieta, CA, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, Vocal, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sentinel & Enterprise

Enough Kerouac cachet for Jack cache in Lowell?

Salinas, Calif., has a museum for its hometown literary icon, John Steinbeck. Asheville, N.C., has a museum in the home Victorian writer Thomas Wolfe lived in.

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Related Topix: Vocal, US National Parks, Lowell National Historical Park, Marketing

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Salinas Californian

Steinbeck Country Guide

George and Lennie, Steinbeck's enduring characters in "Of Mice and Men," left their footprints in the fields and waterways of Monterey County.

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Related Topix: Monterey County, CA, Vocal, Monterey, CA

Stuff.co.nz

Leighton Meester pens feminist essay

SPEAKING UP: The experience of playing a woman who doesn't have a name, and who dies without anybody really caring, has been a difficult one for Leighton Meester.

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Related Topix: Leighton Meester, Hot Chicks, Vocal

The Heritage Foundation

Sugar Shakedown: How Politicians Conspire with the Sugar Lobby to Defraud America's Families

The sugar program, a government-created cartel administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture , costs consumers an estimated $3.5 billion annually and has reduced employment by more than 127,000 jobs since 1997.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Vocal

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Broadway

Odds & Ends: Leighton Meester's 'Not a Tart,' Kristin Chenoweth & John Lithgow Team Up & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. 'I'm Not a Tart:' Of Mice and Men 's Leighton Meester Pens Feminist Essay Leighton Meester has penned a feminist essay about her character in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men .

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New York Magazine

Here's Leighton Meester's Term Paper on John Steinbeck

Eternal prep-schooler Leighton Meester has written an excellent term paper for The Huffington Post about John Steinbeck's subversive feminism in Of Mice and Men .

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Photo Flash: Jon Hamm, Jennifer Westfeldt and Edward Norton Visit of Mice and Men

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 star in John Steinbeck 's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, OF MICE AND MEN on Broadway.

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Deadline

Broadway Box Office: Sloe But Steady, 'Mice', 'Cripple' Leap $100K-plus

Week 7 of the Broadway season held fairly steady over the previous week, showing a gain of $391,465 over the week before to a total take of $25,509,080, according to figures released by the trade group the Broadway League More than half the uptick came from increases for two star-driven dramas.

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Related Topix: Vocal, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Glendale News-Press

Route 66: The Autry makes its show on the road

John Steinbeck called it "the mother road," the same stretch of highway the novelist sent his long-suffering Joad family hurtling west in "The Grapes of Wrath."

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Related Topix: Route 66, Vocal, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

'The Long Shrift': Theater Review

James Franco directs his "Child of God" star Scott Haze in Robert Boswell's drama about a young man wrongly convicted of rape, who re-encounters his accuser nine years later.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal, Entertainment

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