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Glee's Chris Colfer to Play Noel Coward in Biopic; Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave & Jonathan Pryce May Join

Glee's Chris Colfer to Play Noel Coward in Biopic; Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave & Jonathan Pryce May Join

He’s gone from screen actor to writer, and now he’s playing a writer on screen! Glee’s Chris Colfer is set to play Noel Coward in an upcoming biopic about the iconic British playwright, composer and director. According to ScreenDaily, Tony winners Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce are also in talks to join the Martin Sherman-penned film. Joe ...

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Super Bowl Sirs! Godot & No Man's Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Show Off Their Football Gear

Super Bowl Sirs! Godot & No Man's Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Show Off Their Football Gear

Hey Broadway buffs, this is the only Super Bowl photo you actually need to see. Waiting For Godot and No Man's Land headliners Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen continued their streak of being the most adorable best friends on the Great White Way when they tweeted a photo of themselves decked out in football uniforms. Stewart, flaunting the Seattle Seahawks' ...

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Travels to No Man’s Land With Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright Travels to No Man’s Land With Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen

No Man’s Land headliners Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are accustomed to having famous people visit them backstage—but when former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stopped by for a visit, even the Sirs were surprised! The honorary chair of the World Justice Project took an evening off on January 11 to catch the existential Harold Pinter play at ...

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Neil Patrick Harris Makes a Mean Marg, Patrick Stewart Wishes He Could Use a Comb & More Lessons of the Week

Neil Patrick Harris Makes a Mean Marg, Patrick Stewart Wishes He Could Use a Comb & More Lessons of the Week

The polar vortex has been trying to take NYC down, but we won’t let that stop us from passing on some pretty fascinating lessons from our favorite stars. We discovered, for instance, that Sirs can get jealous over good hair, and that Mexico is totally where it’s at for Broadway peeps. Read on for more tidbits of knowledge gleaned from ...

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No Man's Land & Waiting for Godot, Starring Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen, Extends & Changes Schedule

No Man's Land & Waiting for Godot, Starring Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen, Extends & Changes Schedule

The critically acclaimed hits No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot currently running in repertory starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, have been extended through March 30 on Broadway. The limited engagement was slated to close March 2 at the Cort Theatre. Additionally, the final two weeks ending March 23 and March 30 have a modified schedule, with the number ...

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Top Five! Sir Ian & Sir Patrick Tell All, Zachary Quinto Plays a Joke & Lesli Margherita Channels Robert Pattinson in Our Hottest Videos

Top Five! Sir Ian & Sir Patrick Tell All, Zachary Quinto Plays a Joke & Lesli Margherita Channels Robert Pattinson in Our Hottest Videos

New year, starry videos! Fans spent the holidays savoring our irresistible series on the year’s most-clicked stars (watch them all—you’ll love ’em!), plus exclusive features with Sirs Ian & Patrick, Zachary Quinto and Lesli Margherita. What are you waiting for? Click below and catch up.

1. Ask a Star with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart: It’s not often (make that ...

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Godot & No Man’s Land Besties Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart on Envy, Star Trek Costumes & the ‘Gandalf Face’

Godot & No Man’s Land Besties Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart on Envy, Star Trek Costumes & the ‘Gandalf Face’

No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot BFFs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart take a seat on the Broadway.com couch to chat about their first impressions of each other, wigs, swapping roles and whether the elusive Godot actually exists.

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Squigs Sketches a Super-Sized Portrait of Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in Godot & No Man's Land

Squigs Sketches a Super-Sized Portrait of Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart in Godot & No Man's Land

What do you get when you combine two existential dramas and two knights? No Man’s Land and Waiting For Godot on Broadway, starring stage-and-screen buddies Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson headed to the Cort Theatre to sketch both shows, currently playing in repertory. In the top portrait above, Squigs depicts Samuel Beckett’s Waiting ...

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Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

There’ll be no shortage of star power at the upcoming Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual Broadway talent show benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Now in its 25th year, this year’s ceremony will be held on December 9 and 10 at the Minskoff Theatre and is set to include a slew of talent from across the board serving ...

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Hugh Jackman Almost Wasn't Wolverine, Bette Midler Used to Be a Real Monster & More Lessons of the Week

Hugh Jackman Almost Wasn't Wolverine, Bette Midler Used to Be a Real Monster & More Lessons of the Week

Another week has come and gone on the Great White Way, and as always, we've scoured the recent crop of headlines to deliver the most important lessons we learned. Before scouring the Black Friday sales circulars, feast your eyes on these valuable tidbits!


A Monsoon Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Hugh Jackman
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Ask the Sirs! Godot and No Man’s Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Are Taking Your Questions

Ask the Sirs! Godot and No Man’s Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Are Taking Your Questions

Two best buddies will be the next celebs to take a seat on the big gray Ask a Star couch at Broadway.com studios! Can you guess who this dynamic duo is? We’ll give you a hint—one captained the starship Enterprise and one hid magical rings while rocking a flowing white beard. It’s Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen ...

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Raise a Glass to Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & the Cast of Waiting For Godot on Opening Night

Raise a Glass to Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & the Cast of Waiting For Godot on Opening Night
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One opening night on Broadway is fun, but Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen like to live on the edge—the stage and screen buddies celebrated two starry opening on November 24! After a matinee of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, the duo topped off the evening with a performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot for a star-studded crowd, then let loose ...

Celebrate a Super-Sized Opening Night with No Man’s Land & Waiting For Godot Pals Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart

Celebrate a Super-Sized Opening Night with No Man’s Land & Waiting For Godot Pals Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart

Stage and screen buddies Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are proving two heads are better than one (and two shows, too!) in Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land—catch up with the stars on opening night!

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Hats Off to the Knights of Broadway! See Stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Beam at the No Man's Land Curtain Call

Hats Off to the Knights of Broadway! See Stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Beam at the No Man's Land Curtain Call

Take a bow, gents! Stars Shuler Hensley, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Billy Crudup look positively gleeful as they take the first opening night bow of the day for the matinee of No Man's Land. The quartet of talented actors are performing the mysterious 1975 Harold Pinter in repertory with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, with both shows opening at ...

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Lord of the Rings Lovefest! Liv Tyler & Orlando Bloom Cheer on Ian McKellen Backstage at Waiting For Godot

Lord of the Rings Lovefest! Liv Tyler & Orlando Bloom Cheer on Ian McKellen Backstage at Waiting For Godot

Gandalf the Grey was visited by two very special elves (well, one elf and one half-elf) at the Cort Theatre! Stage and screen fave Ian McKellen had a super-sized celebration on November 24, when Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land, playing in repertory, both opened on Broadway. Tons of his Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit co-stars took ...

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It Takes Two! Godot & No Man’s Land, Starring Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Open on Broadway

It Takes Two! Godot & No Man’s Land, Starring Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Open on Broadway

The Wait is finally over: No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, and Waiting For Godot, by Samuel Beckett, both open November 24 at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Starring stage-and-screen buddies Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, the repertory productions are directed by Sean Mathias.

In addition to Stewart and McKellen, Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land stars Tony winners Shuler Hensley ...

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McKellen & Stewart Are Waiting, Ethan Hawke Kills & Broadway Stars Hunger in This Week’s Datebook

McKellen & Stewart Are Waiting, Ethan Hawke Kills & Broadway Stars Hunger in This Week’s Datebook

Cancel all your plans, call up the babysitter and put on your cutest outfit, because this week in show biz is full of opportunities for steppin' out! Two of the most revered actors in the world open in Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, Sarah Jessica Parker returns to off-Broadway and Ethan Hawke has a bloody Broadway return in ...

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Step Inside the Mysterious World of No Man’s Land with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More

Step Inside the Mysterious World of No Man’s Land with Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More
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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are trapped in limbo in Harold Pinter’s eerie play No Man’s Land, and we’ve got a mysterious first look of the two stars in action. Directed by Sean Mathias, McKellen and Stewart are also teaming up to bring Waiting For Godot to the Broadway stage, both playing in repertory at the Cort Theatre. No Man’s ...

Meet Didi & Gogo! Get an Absurd First Look at Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen in Waiting For Godot

Meet Didi & Gogo! Get an Absurd First Look at Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen in Waiting For Godot
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Best pals Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are teaming up to star in Waiting For Godot on Broadway, and we’ve got a first look at the two stars in the iconic Samuel Beckett play. Directed by Sean Mathias, the duo performed Waiting For Godot in London in 2009, and are reuniting to bring the absurdist tragicomedy to the New York ...

Ian McKellen, Alan Cumming & More Salute Susan Sarandon at the Only Make Believe Gala

Ian McKellen, Alan Cumming & More Salute Susan Sarandon at the Only Make Believe Gala
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Broadway’s brightest stars stepped out in style to support a great cause on November 4—the non-profit organization Only Make Believe, which creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals throughout New York City and Washington D.C. The charity honored Susan Sarandon at its 14th annual gala, “Make Believe on Broadway,” hosted by No Man’s Land and Waiting ...

Good Show! PBS Will Air British Comedy Series Vicious, Starring Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi, in the U.S.

Good Show! PBS Will Air British Comedy Series Vicious, Starring Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi, in the U.S.

Sir Ian McKellen is taking over the world. Evidence? He's starring on Broadway in Waiting For Godot and No Man's Land, and he'll be back on the silver screen as Gandalf in December with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and again in May 2014 as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. He will also play a retired Sherlock ...

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Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman & More Go Back in Time in X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman & More Go Back in Time in X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are currently starring on Broadway as the responsible Vladimir and absent-minded Estragon, respectively, in Waiting For Godot (they're also playing Hirst and Spooner in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which is playing in rep with Godot), but they are perhaps more well-known as Professor X and Magneto in the X-Men film franchise. In the brand ...

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Weekend Poll Top Three: Readers Want Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Make a Splashy Pair in La Cage aux Folles

Weekend Poll Top Three: Readers Want Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart to Make a Splashy Pair in La Cage aux Folles

This October Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be the buzz of Broadway when they buddy up in a pair of new revivals of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land. Over the weekend, we asked you to tell us which pair of Broadway buddy roles you’d like to see McKellen and Stewart tackle after they’re done Waiting. The answers ...

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See Godot and No Man's Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Preview Their Broadway Double-Header

See Godot and No Man's Land Stars Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen Preview Their Broadway Double-Header

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shuler Hensley and Billy Crudup are teaming up to star in Waiting For Godot and No Man’s Land, playing in repertory at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Get the scoop on not one, but two new productions!

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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & the Gents of Waiting For Godot & No Man’s Land Meet the Press

Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & the Gents of Waiting For Godot & No Man’s Land Meet the Press
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What do you get when two best friends co-star in two beloved plays at the same time? Broadway revivals of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, both starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in repertory at the Cort Theatre. The pals met the press on September 24 alongside their co-stars, Broadway mainstays Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley. Helmed by ...

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