No Man's Land, Starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, Will Feature Post-Show Talkbacks

By Carey Purcell
15 Jan 2014

A series of talkbacks following performances of No Man's Land, starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, as well as Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley, will begin Jan. 23 at the Cort Theatre.



Subsequent talkback dates include Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27.

Moderated by the production's director Sean Mathias, the cast will discuss Harold Pinter's play and answer audience questions about the production and the repertory season, which also includes a production of Waiting for Godot. Audience members may stay for the talkback for free charge.

"In No Man's Land, two elderly writers, having met in a London pub, continue drinking and talking into the night," press notes state. "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."

Read the Playbill feature, "Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Arrive at No Man's Land While Waiting for Godot."

Both productions feature 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, sold-out run in London's West End in 2009 with McKellen and Stewart. No Man's Land played a recent, pre-Broadway engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

View the PHOTO SPECIAL: Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Hit the Town.

Crudup won a Tony Award for The Coast of Utopia. Hensley won a Tony Award for Oklahoma! Ian McKellen made his Broadway debut in Arbuzov's The Promise in 1967 and won the Tony Award for his performance in Amadeus in 1981. 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 once before. In 1977 they performed in the premiere of Tom Stoppard's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. Both McKellen and Stewart have received knighthoods for their services to drama and the performing arts.

No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot are produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson and NOMANGO Productions. NOMANGO Productions is a consortium of Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Sean Mathias and a group of investors.

Tickets are available by visiting telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

The Cort Theatre is located at 138 W. 48th St. Visit TwoPlaysInRep.com for more information.