Add to MyYahoo RSS

John Steinbeck News

News about John Steinbeck continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

20 hrs ago | 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.


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

Mon Jul 21, 2014


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.


Related Topix: Vocal

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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

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 .


Related Topix: Kristin Chenoweth, Vocal

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 .


Related Topix: Vocal, Sports

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.


Related Topix: Vocal


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.


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."


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.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal, Entertainment

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Pearl Cleage Kicks Off 4th Collision Project for Teens, Based on the Grapes of Wrath Today

Twenty students gathered at the Alliance Theatre today to begin the thirteenth annual Collision Project.


Related Topix: The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Family, Teenagers, Vocal

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)


Related Topix: The Searchers, Pop/Rock, The Grapes of Wrath, Vocal, Los Angeles, CA, Downtown (Los Angeles, CA), Santa Monica, CA

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.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Vocal

Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Stranger

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.


Related Topix: Mice, Theater, Arts, Seattle, WA, Vocal

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 .


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Chris O'Dowd, Vocal