Leighton Meester, who starred in the popular
Meester will co-star alongside the previously announced
"Of Mice and Men" will be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, a
Meester will be making her Broadway debut in the play. Her character, known only as "Curley's wife," is the lonely spouse of an ill-tempered ranch manager.
The 27-year-old actress played Blair Waldorf, a conniving social schemer on New York's Upper East Side, in "Gossip Girl," which aired on the CW network from 2007 to 2012.