The repertory productions of Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot open on Broadway 24th November 2013 at the Cort Theatre.
The productions, directed by Sean Mathias, star Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley.
The revival of Waiting for Godot began previews on 26th October, and the revival of No Man’s Land started on 31st October. The relatively short run was recently extended by four weeks through to 2nd March 2014.
Both productions have sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski, sound by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, projections by Zachary Borovay and hair by Tom Watson.
Waiting for Godot played a critically acclaimed and sold-out run in London’s West End in 2009 with McKellen and Stewart starring. No Man’s Land played a recent, pre-Broadway engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land: “two elderly writers, having met in a London pub, continue drinking and talking into the night. All might be well, until the return home of two younger men. Their relationships are exposed, with menace and hilarity, in one of Pinter’s most entertaining plays.”
Waiting for Godot, “two wanderers wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, who they hope will change their lives for the better. Instead, another couple of eccentric travellers arrive, one man on the end of the other’s rope. The results are both funny and dangerous.”
Billy Crudup was a Tony Award for The Coast of Utopia, while Shuler Hensley won a Tony Award for Oklahoma! Ian McKellen made his Broadway debut in Arbuzov’s The Promise in 1967 and winning the Tony Award for his performance in Amadeus in 1981. Patrick Stewart first appeared on Broadway in Peter Brook’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1971 and won the Drama Desk Award for A Christmas Carol in 1992. McKellen and Stewart have appeared together on stage only once before, when in 1977 they performed in the premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. McKellen and Stewart have received knighthoods for their services to drama and the performing arts.
Sunday 24th November 2013