This week there were many major announcements about upcoming Broadway shows as the new season gets underway. One of the biggest trends in the world of Broadway has been massive show revivals of some of the most beloved plays in the history of live theater. One of the most talked about revivals has been of Romeo and Juliet. The production stars film actor Orlando Bloom along with Condola Rashad. However, this isn’t the only iconic play revival that is starring a major movie star. This week, the new production of Of Mice and Men, opened on the Broadway stage.
This production follows the infamous story that unfolds in the Great Depression and stars James Franco and Chris O’Dowd who play George Milton and Lennie Small. The play also brings television and movie star Leighton Meester to the stage, in her role as Curley’s wife. The production experienced positive reviews during their previews and opened this week to an outstanding turnout of supporters. Tickets for these shows are on sale now and available to the public for those who want to see the classic John Steinbeck tale brought to life.
Another star-studded production just opened on Broadway as well, and this one tells a more modern tale. The production “The Realistic Joneses” features some of TV’s biggest stars in an honestly real new show. The production has already received tremendous reviews for being one of the most unique shows of the season. The play stars famous film and television actress Toni Collette, along with Michael C. Hall from the popular show Dexter. Tracy Letts of Homeland and Academy Award winner Marissa Tomei round out the all star cast.
The production not only features a famous cast, but an enhancing story as well. The story takes an unexpected look at the ‘people who live next door’ and places a comedic spin of the old adage “keeping up with the Jones.” The play was written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno and was directed by Sam Gold. The play is now open at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre and tickets are on sale for those who want to see the production live. Will you be getting tickets to see one of the most talked about new productions this year?