No, you’re not seeing double—Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are starring in two Broadway shows at once! Performances for Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land in repertory begin October 26 at the Cort Theatre. Directed by Sean Mathias, Godot, by Samuel Beckett, and No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, both feature the same cast and will be performed on an alternating schedule. Both productions are slated to open November 24.
In addition to stage and screen buddies Stewart and McKellen, 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.
Waiting For Godot tells the story of two wanderers who wait by a tree to meet with Godot, whom they hope will change their lives forever. No Man’s Land concerns two elderly writers who meet in a London pub and continue drinking through the night, until their relationships are exposed by the return of two younger men.
See Stewart, McKellen and the cast chat about the exciting new double feature below!