Since James Franco and Chris O'Dowd are now officially making their Broadway debuts in a production of Of Mice and Men, it's time to evaluate which starry production you're willing to pay loads of money to see. The New York Times' Patrick Healy noted that the Franco/O'Dowd production, which will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro of August: Osage County fame, "adds more star wattage to the spring Broadway season," which already has its fair share of celebrities taking the stage. Which one to see in 2014? Let's simplify things.
Do you love watching Neil Patrick Harris host awards shows but wish there was more talk of botched sexual reassignment surgeries? Go to: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Harris' take on the modern classic about an East German transgender rock star.
Do you really miss Smash, but really only for Debra Messing? Go to: Outside Mullingar, starring Messing as a woman in rural Ireland. (Also: who are you?)
Did that Zach Braff photobomb really charm you? Did you think he really missed his calling to be the next Woody Allen? Go to: Bullets over Broadway, a musical version of the Allen film starring Braff.
Do you love Breaking Bad, but are willing to be disappointed when Bryan Cranston isn't Heisenberg? Go to: All the Way, starring Cranston as Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Are you just in the mood for a classic American play starring an actor who is way too old for his role? Go to: A Raisin in the Sun, starring Denzel Washington.
Do you want to see a former cast member of Dawson's Creek sing? Go to: Cabaret with Michelle Williams and, of course, Alan Cumming, back in the role of the Emcee, which he notably put his stamp on in the 1998 revival.
Does the name Stoppard just make you a little giddy? Go to: Tom's classic The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor.
Do you want to see Dexter and Mona Lisa Vito act opposite one another? Go to: The Realistic Joneses, a bizarre Will Eno play that will feature Michael C. Hall, Toni Collette, Marisa Tomei, and Tracy Letts in its Broadway run.
And finally are you not sick of James Franco? Go to: Of Mice and Men. He'll be playing George, and O'Dowd will be playing Lennie. No word on whether Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen will be playing the rabbits.
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