John Glover Joins Waiting for Godot Gang on Broadway; Tickets on Sale

News   John Glover Joins Waiting for Godot Gang on Broadway; Tickets on Sale
 
John Glover will portray Lucky in Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming new Broadway production of Waiting for Godot, the company announced Feb. 6. The Tony Award winner replaces David Strathairn.

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John Glover of TV's "Smallville" will star in The Drowsy Chaperone. Photo by Warner Bros. Television

Anthony Page (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs the Samuel Beckett classic also starring (in order of speaking) Nathan Lane (Estragon), Bill Irwin (Vladimir) and John Goodman (Pozzo), with Matthew Schechter (Boy). Strathairn left before the rehearsals began.

Waiting for Godot will begin previews April 3 and open April 30 at Studio 54 on Broadway, 254 West 54th Street.

Glover won a Tony Award for Love! Valour! Compassion! He recently appeared in The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway, and in Roundabout's The Paris Letter Off-Broadway. He is known as Lionel Luthor on TV's "Smallville."

Waiting for Godot will be a limited engagement.

* Tickets are available at www.roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300 or at the Studio 54 theatre box office (254 West 54th Street). Ticket prices range from $36.50-$116.50.

Studio 54 is currently the home of the revival of Pal Joey.

The Godot design team includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes) and Peter Kaczorowski (lights).

Waiting for Godot, according to Roundabout, "revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone — or something — named Godot. Vladimir (Bill Irwin) and Estragon (Nathan Lane) wait near a tree on a barren stretch of road, inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind's inexhaustible search for meaning."

Public on-sale begins Feb. 6. Through ACCESS Roundabout, 100 tickets will be available for the first preview performance (April 3) for only $10 each.

For more information visit roundabouttheatre.org.

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In addition to Pal Joey, Roundabout's current other Broadway production is Hedda Gabler starring Mary-Louise Parker, at the American Airlines Theatre on West 42nd Street. It opened Jan. 25.

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