Good friends (Sir) Ian McKellen and (Sir) Patrick Stewart have been making the rounds all over New York—and now you have an extra month to see them on the Great White Way! The Broadway repertory season of Harold Pinter’s No Man's Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot has just been extended and will now play through March 2, 2014. Directed by Sean Mathias, the plays will open on November 24 at the Cort Theatre.
In addition to the British knights, Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land stars Tony winners Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup. Godot features Stewart as Vladimir, McKellen as Estragon, Crudup as Lucky and Hensley as Pozzo. No Man’s Land features Stewart as Hirst, McKellen as Spooner, Crudup as Foster and Hensley as Briggs.
Written by Samuel Beckett, Waiting For Godot tells the story of two wanderers who wait by a lonely tree to meet with Godot, whom they hope will change their lives forever. No Man’s Land, written by Harold Pinter, tells the story of two elderly writers who meet in a London pub and continue drinking throughout the night—until their relationships are exposed by the return of two younger men.