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Watch Of Mice and Men’s James Franco Teach You How to Perfect Your Stage Door Selfie Game

Watch Of Mice and Men’s James Franco Teach You How to Perfect Your Stage Door Selfie Game

Listen up, incoming Broadway stars. After a few months of leading the Broadway revival of Of Mice and Men, which played its final performance on July 27, James Franco has learned a thing or two about interacting with fans at the stage door. When the screen star stopped by The Tonight Show on July 28, he revealed to Jimmy Fallon ...

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Broadway Revival of Of Mice & Men, Starring James Franco & Chris O'Dowd, Heads to the Big Screen

Broadway Revival of Of Mice & Men, Starring James Franco & Chris O'Dowd, Heads to the Big Screen

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 ...

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Odds & Ends: Zachary Quinto Will Star Opposite James Franco, Annie Potts' Steel Magnolias & More

Odds & Ends: Zachary Quinto Will Star Opposite James Franco, Annie Potts' Steel Magnolias & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Zachary Quinto Will Star Opposite James Franco
Broadway alum Zachary Quinto will star alongside Of Mice and Men’s James Franco in the movie Michael. Variety reports that the film, which also stars Emma Roberts, follows the story of an anti-gay pastor who used to be gay himself ...

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The Long Shrift Director James Franco Gets Love From His Of Mice and Men Buddy Chris O'Dowd on Opening Night

The Long Shrift Director James Franco Gets Love From His Of Mice and Men Buddy Chris O'Dowd on Opening Night

Ally Sheedy, Scott Haze and the cast of off-Broadway’s The Long Shrift celebrated their official opening night on July 13—and director James Franco brought along a special friend to cheer him on: His Of Mice and Men co-star Chris O'DowdThe Long Shrift tells the story of Richard Singer (Haze), a dorky teenage boy who is accused ...

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Odds & Ends: Josh Gad Won't Wear Snowman Costume for B'way Frozen, Daniel Radcliffe's Batman Ambition & More

Odds & Ends: Josh Gad Won't Wear Snowman Costume for B'way Frozen, Daniel Radcliffe's Batman Ambition & More

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.

Josh Gad Won't Get Into a Snowman Costume for Broadway-Bound Frozen
Josh Gad, who played the lovable Olaf the Snowman in the megahit movie Frozen, doesn’t believe he’ll be reprising his performance in the planned Great White Way adaptation. "I think I have a busy ...

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Watch Matilda's Lesli Margherita & Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Get James Franco Naked at Broadway Bares

Watch Matilda's Lesli Margherita & Drag Race Winner Bianca Del Rio Get James Franco Naked at Broadway Bares

Just when you thought that James Franco was done showing some skin, he’s at it again. At least this time, it’s for a great cause. The Of Mice and Men star made a surprise appearance at Broadway Bares: Rock Hard! on June 22. “I do topless selfies,” Franco reminded us. WE REMEMBER. Broadway.com favorite Lesli Margherita and ...

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Ally Sheedy & More Will Star in Robert Boswell’s The Long Shrift, Directed by James Franco, Off-Broadway

Ally Sheedy & More Will Star in  Robert Boswell’s The Long Shrift, Directed by James Franco, Off-Broadway

Ally Sheedy will star in the world premiere of Robert Boswell’s The Long Shrift. As previously announced, the off-Broadway play will be helmed by Of Mice and Men headliner James Franco (making his stage directing debut) and run from July 7 through August 23. Joining Sheedy in the cast are Ahna O’Reilly, Allie Gallerani, Scott Haze and Brian ...

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James Franco Will Make Stage Directing Debut for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; 20th Anniversary Season Announced

James Franco Will Make Stage Directing Debut for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; 20th Anniversary Season Announced

James Franco is set to make his stage directing debut for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater’s 20th anniversary season. The Of Mice and Men star will helm the world premiere of Robert Boswell’s The Long Shrift. The season will also include New York and world premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Sheila Callaghan, Laura Eason, Michael Laurence, Laith Nakli and Daniel ...

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Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco & Tony Nominee Chris O'Dowd, Recoups on Broadway

Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco & Tony Nominee Chris O'Dowd, Recoups on Broadway

The starry revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization on Broadway. Headlined by James Franco, Chris O’Dowd (who received a Tony nod for his performance), Leighton Meester and Jim Norton, the show began previews on March 19 and officially opened on April 16. The production will play a limited engagement ...

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Sardi’s Surprises Of Mice and Men’s Jim Norton, James Franco, Chris O’Dowd & Leighton Meester with Portraits

Sardi’s Surprises Of Mice and Men’s Jim Norton, James Franco, Chris O’Dowd & Leighton Meester with Portraits

 Of Mice and Men stars James Franco, Leighton Meester and Chris O’Dowd may be Broadway newbies, but now they’ll be a part of theater history! Sardi’s surprised the trio and their co-star, Tony winner Jim Norton, with their very own portraits. The sketches will will hang on the walls of the famed restaurant—that’s right, if ...

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