Tony Award winners Billy Crudup (Arcadia) and Shuler Hensley (The Whale) will join Sirs Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in the upcoming Broadway double bill of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land. Running in rotating repertory, the plays will begin previews October 26 at the Cort Theatre in advance of a November 24 opening. Sean Mathias directs.
Crudup, who will play Lucky in Waiting for Godot and Foster in No Man's Land, has appeared on Broadway in both the original 1995 production and the 2011 revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. He has also been featured in Bus Stop, The Three Sisters, The Elephant Man, The Pillowman, and The Coast of Utopia, for which he received a Tony Award. His many film credits include Almost Famous, Big Fish, Watchmen, and Public Enemies.
Hensley, who will take on the roles of Pozzo and Briggs, won a Tony Award for his performance as Jud Fry in Oklahoma! He has been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, Tarzan, and Young Frankenstein, as well as off-Broadway in The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Whale, Silence! The Musical, and Richard Nelson's That Hopey Changey Thing and Sweet and Sad.
Tony and Golden Globe Award winner McKellen (The Hobbit) made his Broadway debut in Arbuzov's The Promise in 1967 and won the Tony Award for his performance in Amadeus in 1981. Drama Desk Award winner Stewart first appeared on Broadway in Peter Brook's A Midsummer Night's Dream in 1971, and was last seen in a Tony nominated performance in Macbeth in 2008. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Designs for the productions include sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis and lighting by Tony Award winner Peter Kaczorowski. Stuart Thompson and NOMANGO Productions serve as producers.
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