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Of Mice and Men Recoups Its Investment

James Franco and 2014 Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd star in the revival.

Chris O'Dowd and James Franco star in Of Mice and Men, which has recouped its $3.8 million investment.
(© Seth Walters)

Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization in just 12 weeks, the production has announced. The revival of the John Steinbeck classic stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco, 2014 Tony Award nominee Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester, and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton.

Written by Steinbeck and based on his novel of the same name, Of Mice and Men tells the story of unlikely friends George (Franco) and Lennie (O'Dowd), who drift from job to job across California, never letting go of their dreams of owning an acre of land of their very own. The play premiered in 1937, the same year that the book was published.

Of Mice and Men also features Ron Cephas Jones, Alex Morf, Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Jim Ortlieb, Jim Parrack, Michael Dempsey, Kevin Jackson, Erica Lutz, and Stephen Payne. The production will play through July 27 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.

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