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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Extend Their Runs on Broadway in Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land

The existential comedies also star Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley.

Patrick Stewart as Vladimir and Ian McKellen as Estragon in the Broadway revival of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Sirs have extended — again!

The Broadway double bill of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, has extended its run at the Cort Theatre through March 30. Directed by Sean Mathias, the productions had been scheduled to close on March 2.

In the Beckett play, McKellen and Stewart play wandering tramps Estragon and Vladimir, with Hensley as the blustery Pozzo and Crudup as his servile companion, Lucky. In the Pinter play, Stewart takes on the role of lonely writer Spooner, with McKellen as the mysterious Hirst, Crudup as Foster, and Hensley as Briggs.

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. He is perhaps best known for his role 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.

Click here to read TheaterMania's interviews with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

Check out TheaterMania's photos from the opening night here.

Read TheaterMania's review of the plays.

Watch TheaterMania's video coverage of opening night.

For more information and tickets to the two plays in rep, click here.