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Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Broadway's Of Mice and Men Starring James Franco

Joel Marsh Garland, James McMenamin, Ron Cephas Jones, and more will fill out the cast.

Ron Cephas Jones
Ron Cephas Jones joins James Franco and Chris O'Dowd in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro, at Broadway's Longacre Theatre.
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Ron Cephas Jones (The Motherf**ker With the Hat), Alex Morf (The Good Wife), Joel Marsh Garland (Orange Is the New Black), James McMenamin (The Good Wife), Jim Ortlieb (Guys and Dolls), and Jim Parrack (True Blood) have been announced to complete the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

As previously announced, the production will star James Franco (Freaks and Geeks), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), and Jim Norton (The Mystery of Edwin Drood). Of Mice and Men will begin performances March 19 at the Longacre Theatre and open April 16.

Anna D. Shapiro will direct the play, which 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 first premiered in 1937, the same year that the book was published.

Of Mice and Men will feature scenic design by Tony Award winner Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Emmy Award-winning designer Suttirat Larlarb, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen.

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