By Andrew Gans
06 May 2013
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
Directed by Sean Mathias, the productions will begin previews Oct. 26 at Broadway's Cort Theatre with an official opening Nov. 24. This limited season will run 14 weeks only.
Waiting for Godot played a critically acclaimed, sold-out run in London’s West End in 2009 with McKellen and Stewart. Prior to Broadway, No Man’s Land will play a brief engagement at Berkeley Rep Aug. 3-31 with McKellen, Stewart, Crudup and Hensley.
The productions will feature sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting by Peter Kaczorowski.
In Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, according to press notes, "we wonder if two writers, Hirst (Patrick Stewart) and Spooner (Ian McKellen) really know each other, or are they performing an elaborate charade? The ambiguity - and the comedy - intensify with the arrival of two other men, Briggs (Shuler Hensley) and Foster (Billy Crudup). Do all four inhabit a no-man's-land between the present and time remembered, between reality and fantasy?"
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot "follows two consecutive days in the lives of Vladimir (Patrick Stewart) and Estragon (Ian McKellen), who divert themselves by clowning around, joking and arguing, while waiting expectantly and unsuccessfully for the mysterious Godot. While they are waiting, two strangers appear: Pozzo (Shuler Hensley) and Lucky (Billy Crudup)."
Rehearsals will begin this July.
No Man’s Land and Waiting for Godot will be produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and NOMANGO Productions.