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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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 .
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 .
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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.
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.
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."
Sun Jul 13, 2014
'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.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Wed Jul 09, 2014
LA Daily News
a Grapes of Wratha part of western film series, a Greasea sing-along...
Movies like “High Noon” and “The Searchers” are well-known Westerns, but would you think of “Double Indemnity” or the animated “Cars” movies fitting into the genre? Jeffrey Richardson, Gamble Curator of Western History, Popular Culture and Firearms at The Autry, asks the question about ... (more)
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Capitol Hill Times Police Blotter
Eclectic's - Of Mice and Men' offers compelling intimacy
Michael Andrew Scott, Will Rose, and Gavin Sakae McLean Of Mice Men at the Eclectic Theater Photo courtesy of Michael E. Brunk Most of us had to read John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" at some point in school, whether we wanted to or not.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Another Trip Through Of Mice and Men's Bleak Parable
OF MICE AND MEN In real life, the Lennie character wound up in an insane asylum after stabbing his boss in the stomach with a pitchfork.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Last 4 Weeks to See James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in of Mice and Men, Now Through 7/27
Final 4 weeks to see 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 in John Steinbeck 's masterpiece about chasing the American dream, Of Mice and Men .
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Effective male bonding in Eclectic’s ‘Of Mice and Men’
By John Steinbeck. Through July 12, at Eclectic Theater, 1214 10th Ave., Seattle; $12-$25 .