Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Franco and Foster Join 2014 Bway Roster

James Fracno will star in Of Mice and Men 
on Broadway
Add James Franco and Sutton Foster to the growing list of hot stars coming to Broadway in 2014. Franco will be making his Broadway debut along with Chris O'Dowd of Bridesmaids in a revival of Of Mice and Men to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County). Foster stars in a revival of the musical Violet which was such a hit at the Encores! Off Center series earlier this year. Violet fills the spring slot in Roundabout Theatre Company's schedule which was left vacant when The Real Thing with Ewan McGregor was pushed ahead to 2014-15. That Franco is a busy guy, while filming The Interview, he had time to make a shot-for-shot parody of a Kanye West video with his co-star Seth Rogen. Plus he's working on several movies including a film version of The Sound and the Fury and a bio of avant-garde author Charles Bukowski.

Other big names coming to Broadway include Denzel Washington, Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Michelle Williams, Alan Cumming, and Bryan Cranston. The Breaking Bad star will headline All the Way, Robert Schenkkan's play about President Lyndon Johnson and the civil right movement which was a hit at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. March and April are getting pretty crowded now, see the updated schedule below:

Jan. 12—Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Stephen Sondheim)
Jan. 16--Machinal (American Airlines/Roundabout)
Jan. 23--Outside Mullingar (Samuel Friedman/MTC)

Feb. 6--Bronx Bombers (Circle in the Square)
Feb. 20--The Bridges of Madison County (Gerald Schoenfeld)
March 2—Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons)
March 6--All the Way (Neil Simon)
March 13--Rocky (Palace)
March 18—Tales from Red Vienna (MTC/City Center Stage I)
March 20--Aladdin (New Amsterdam)
March 23--Les Miserables (Imperial)
March 27--If/Then (Richard Rodgers)

March--The Realistic Joneses (Theatre/Dates TBA)
April 3—A Raisin in the Sun (Barrymore)
April 10--Bullets Over Broadway (St. James)
April 16--Of Mice and Men (Longacre)

April 17--Act One (Vivian Beaumont)
April 20--Violet (American Airlines/Roundabout)
April 21—Your Mother’s Copy of the Kuma Sutra (PH/Peter Sharp)
April 22--Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco)
April 23--Casa Valentia (Friedman/MTC)
April 24--Cabaret (Studio 54/Roundabout)
May 5—The City of Conversation (Mitzi Newhouse/Lincoln Center)
Spring--Houdini (Theatre TBA)

Spring—Mothers and Sons (Theatre TBA)
Spring--Holler If Ya Hear Me (Theater TBA)
June 9—Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons)
June 17—When We Were Young and Unafraid (MTC/City Center Stage I)
2014 (Sometime)—Dames at Sea
Maybes for Broadway--All the Way, Disgraced, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Revisionist

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