I go to a lot of plays but never bother to review them for this website (Studio Theatre in DC is my favorite, in case you are wondering). But this one seems pop culture-y enough to merit a mention:
While I was in NYC for the Gaga show, I caught James Franco’s Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men. Guess who else was in the audience? Lady Gaga. She was walking really slowly getting to her seat, which made sense once I saw this tweet of her shoes later that night. I doubt I could walk at all in those things.
James Franco played George with Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids and HBO’s Family Tree) playing Lennie. O’Dowd was amazing. Franco was trying a little too hard, but wasn’t bad. To round out the bizarre casting selection, Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meister played Curley’s wife (she was mainly forgettable and described herself a singer/songwriter in her bio which made me laugh because I’d forgotten how horrible her song with Robin Thicke was). So that combo was clearly too bizarre for me to pass up.
If you’re in NYC anytime soon, it’s worth going just to see O’Dowd’s performance. He was that good.