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Waiting For Godot
Waiting For Godot, Cort Theatre, NYC Show Poster

Waiting For Godot

Cort Theatre

2hrs, 30mins (1 Intermission)

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen star in Samuel Beckett's classic.

Theater Info

Cort Theatre
138 West 48th Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

Oct 26, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Mar 30, 2014

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What Is the Story of Waiting For Godot?
Samuel Beckett’s classic tells the story of Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), two wanderers who meet at a tree in the middle of nowhere to wait for the man who will change everything: Godot. Although they aren’t sure exactly when he is coming, Vladimir (and, to a lesser extent, Estragon) knows one thing for sure—Godot is coming. The duo is temporarily sidetracked when a pompous, wealthy traveler named Pozzo and his sniveling, elderly servant, Lucky, pass through. As the hours turn into days, Didi and Gogo become less sure of where they are, why they are waiting, how much time has passed and whether or not Godot is actually coming for them after all. Still, they wait, just in case.


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These accomplished vets—two Brits, two legends, two knights—make a fine pair of performers, and it’s a joy to watch them work together, polished, sure, and at ease in their roles, playing off each other and clearly enjoying themselves.

Review by Jesse Oxfeld from New York Observer

Under the classically oriented direction of Mathias, the two thespians play the parts they were meant to play.

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

Being stuck in limbo has never been so magnetic.

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

In the absurdly enjoyable revivals of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ and Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot,’ which opened in repertory on Sunday at the Cort Theatre, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart make a most persuasive case for conversation as both the liveliest and loneliest of arts.

Review by Ben Brantley from The New York Times


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Patrick Stewart
Ian McKellen
Billy Crudup
Shuler Hensley


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Written by
Samuel Beckett
Sean Mathias
Set and Costume Designer
Stephen Brimson Lewis
Lighting Designer
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Designer
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen