JAMES FRANCO SETS BROADWAY RECORD WITH “OF MICE AND MEN” FAREWELL

Chris O’Dowd and James Franco say goodbye to Broadway.
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By ITM Staff

James Franco’s play “Of Mice and Men” has officially ended it’s 19-week Broadway run but not without setting some serious records!

The play, which co-starred Chris O’Dowd and Leighton Meester went out with a bang earning $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday.  The high numbers set a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and also marked the first time the theatre ever housed a show that crossed the $1 Million mark.

Despite Franco’s past indiscretions this year, which include soliciting a 17-year-old for sex, the actor continues to rise in his career.  Besides setting records on the Broadway stage, he also released his film, “Palo Alto” which was based on his book of the same title.

Movies You Wanna Watch host Gina Giordan hit the Tribeca Film Festival where Franco premiered his latest film.  The actor explained, “It started as a book.  I wrote it when I was in graduate school and then when I published it I just naturally thought about adapting it into a film.”

Click here to see full interviews with the cast of “Palo Alto” including Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer and many more!

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