The Waiting Is Over: Godot Ends Limited Broadway Run July 12

By Andrew Gans
and Kenneth Jones
12 Jul 2009

Waiting for Godot stars Nathan Lane, John Goodman and Bill Irwin.
Waiting for Godot stars Nathan Lane, John Goodman and Bill Irwin.
Photo by Joan Marcus

The Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, which opened to solid reviews on April 30, plays its final performance at Studio 54 July 12 at 2 PM.

Directed by Anthony Page, the production of the modern, expressionistic classic features Nathan Lane (Estragon), Bill Irwin (Vladimir), John Goodman (Pozzo) and John Glover (Lucky) with Cameron Clifford (A Boy) and Matthew Schechter (A Boy).

Previews began April 3. When it closes, the acclaimed production will have played 31 previews and 85 regular performances.

According to Roundabout, "Waiting for Godot remains Samuel Beckett's most magical and beautiful allegory. The story 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."

The design team includes Santo Loquasto (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lights) and Dan Moses Schreier (sound).



Waiting for Godot was Samuel Beckett's first professionally produced play. It premiered in Paris in 1953 and played Broadway in 1956.

This production received three 2009 Tony nominations: Best Revival of a Play, Best Costume Design (Greenwood) and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Glover).

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300, online at roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 theatre box office at 254 W. 54th Street.