"Great stories travel great distances to people," said Of Mice and Men director Anna D. Shapiro at a recent discussion of the upcoming Broadway revival of the play. The production, which opens at the Longacre Theatre on April 16, stars James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. For more of the cast and crew's wise observations about the play, check out the videos below.


James Franco compares filming a scene for a movie and "honing a performance that we can then ride night after night."


Film star Chris O'Dowd hopes Of Mice and Men can help men to see the value of opening up emotionally.


Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester shares the emotional work of preparing to play a character with daddy issues.


Tony-winning director Anna D. Shapiro discusses the ability of great stories to connect with people of all backgrounds.

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