Leighton Meester to Make ‘Of Mice and Men’ Broadway Debut
Leighton Meester is coming to Broadway! The former Gossip Girl star is slated to appear opposite James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the latest Broadway adaption of Of Mice and Men.
The show will serve as Meester’s Broadway debut. This is the first new production of the iconic John Steinbeck novel to be staged in 40 years. It’s being directed by Tony Award winning Anna D. Shapiro.
The story centers on big-dreaming George and the mentally challenged Lennie. Leighton, 27, will play the wife of a ranch boss who fascinates Lennie and endangers their fates.
Performances begin in March at the Longacre Theatre.