Leighton Meester has played the character Blair Waldorf on the CW’s Gossip Girls for years. Now, she is moving from her previous character’s New York Upper East Side apartment to life on the ranch in her Broadway debut of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.
Meester will join James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the revival of the unlikely story of two field workers, George and Lennie, during the Great Depression. The producers announced on Monday that Meester, who also starred in Country Strong, had been chosen to play the part of a ranch boss’ wife, and a woman that intrigues the mentally challenged Lennie. This is exciting news for all of the Broadway enthusiasts as Of Mice and Men has not been shown on Broadway in over 40 years. The performances will start in March at the Longacre Theatre in New York and will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro.
This is the second big thing to happen to Meester in less than a month. Although she has tried to keep her relationship out of the spotlight as much as possible, it was confirmed last month that Meester is now engaged to her boyfriend, Adam Brody. So far, no dates have been set for their wedding.
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