"Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester is headed to Broadway for the first time, alongside James Franco and Chris O'Dowd. The actress will appear in "Of Mice and Men," a revival of the play based on John Steinback's novella.
Meester, who recently became engaged to Adam Brody, will portray the beauty-obsessed Curley's Wife, according to EW. She joins Franco as George and O'Dowd as the mentally-challenged Lennie, both of whom are also making their Broadway debuts.
"Of Mice and Men" was first staged on Broadway in 1937, the same year the novella was published, running 207 performances before closing. The show was later revived in 1974 with Kevin Conway as George and James Earl Jones as Lennie.
The new production will begin previews on March 19 at the Longacre Theater, before officially opening on April 16, with a limited run that ends July 27. Tickets go on sale January 11. »
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