Prepare your burning questions for Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (and Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley). Following the January 23, February 6, 13, 20, and 27 performances of No Man's Land at the Cort Theatre, the four stars and director Sean Mathias will participate in a talkback, where they will discuss Harold Pinter's existential drama and answer audience questions. The ticketed audience for each performance is welcome to stay for the event, free of charge.
No Man's Land plays in repertory with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. 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. 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.
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.
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