NO MAN'S LAND & WAITING FOR GODOT's Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart Set for CBS SUNDAY MORNING Today
Tune in to see Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, who star in Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT, on CBS Sunday Morning today, October 13. McKellen and Stewart sit down with CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl to talk about starring on Broadway together in two fascinating plays, their parallel careers and long friendship. CBS Sunday Morning airs in the New York area at 9am Eastern (check local listings for times outside the NY area).
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOTdirected by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season will begin previews on Saturday, October 26 in advance of the official opening on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) where it will run for 14 weeks only. For performance schedule and more information, visit TwoPlaysInRep.com.
NO MAN'S LAND played a critically acclaimed run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre this past August.
Ian McKellen 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. McKellenand Stewart have appeared together on stage twice before - in the 2009 West End production of Waiting for Godot and in the 1977 premiere of Tom Stoppard's Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. Billy Crudup, won a Tony Award for The Coast of Utopia in 2007. Shuler Hensley won a Tony Award for Oklahoma! in 2002. Sean Mathias, Tony nominated for his direction of Indiscretions, directed Billy Crudup in The Elephant Man in 2002.
In NO MAN'S LAND, 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 travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other's rope. The results are both funny and dangerous.
Alternating in the role of 'The Boy' in WAITING FOR GODOT are Colin Critchley and Aidan Gemme.
Designs for the productions include sets and costumes by Stephen Brimson Lewis (twice Tony-nominated for Indiscretions), lighting by PeterKaczorowski (a Tony Award winner for Contact and The Producers) sound and music by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Breakfast At Tiffany's), projections by Zachary Borovay (Ann) and hair and make-up by Tom Watson (The Assembled Parties).
NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT is 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) and Jon B. Platt and ElizaBeth Williams/Jack Dalgleish.
Tickets to the limited engagement repertory are now on sale to the general public through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200 and in person at the Cort Theatre box office. Contact Telecharge Groups at (212) 232-6262 for group sales prices and information.
Photo Credit: Jason Bell