‘Of Mice and Men’ Going Strong

Written by Zyanya Salazar

No strangers to the acting scene, Leighton Meester, James Franco, and Chris O’Dowd are pulling in great numbers in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel ‘Of Mice and Men.’

While it’s not the highest grossing production, the show, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, is on Broadway right now. ‘Of Mice and Men’ reached 97 percent of its maximum possible gross, at $688,832. Other plays going on made more money, but failed to reach the maximum possible gross that the latter did; at 97 percent, it has fared better than most productions in this season.

Before its official opening night, previews will continue until the official opening night on April 16.

The show, starring Broadway-debutantes James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, centers on clever George and gentle, simple Lennie struggling in the 1930’s in California.

The show is playing now at the Longacre Theatre on W 48th street, and tickets range from $37-$268.




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