Ticketholders for the 2 PM matinee of Godot will be offered free hot chocolate from 12:45 PM-1:15 PM when they enter the Cort Theatre, where Waiting for Godot plays in rep with No Man's Land. Producers are pointing out that sports fans who opt to take in the Broadway matinee of Godot will still make it home in time to catch the Super Bowl later that day.
No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot, directed by Sean Mathias, officially opened Nov. 24. Read the reviews here.
The limited engagement will continue through March 30.
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.
In Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, according to press notes, "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."
In 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 won a Tony Award for The Coast of Utopia. Shuler 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. 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 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. For performance schedule and more information, visit TwoPlaysInRep.com.