'GODOT' Star Goodman Chats with Adams in NY POST

The New York Post's Cindy Adams spoke with actor John Goodman, Goodman opens at Studio 54 next month in "Waiting for Godot." 

The Golden Globe winner spoke of his excitement on returning to the Broadway stage and his love of New York City, "Man, New York is aces. I grew to love New York in the days I hadn't two nickels to rub together. Just love New York. And the people on the street all seem to be welcoming me back, too. They see me, they shout, 'Hey, you're that Roseanne's husband TV guy.' I tell you one thing, it's sure better than someone throwing s - - - at you."

To read the full feature in the New York Post click here.

Waiting for Godot will begin previews on Friday, April 10th, 2009 and open officially on Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). This will be a limited engagement.

John Goodman (Pozzo) is an award winning actor whose stage credits include many dinner theatre and children's theatre productions, as well as several off-Broadway plays. His regional theatre credits include Henry IV, Parts I and II, Antony and Cleopatra and As You Like It. He performed in a road production of The Robber Bridegroom and starred in two Broadway shows, Loose Ends in 1979 and Big River in 1985. In 2001, Goodman starred in the NY Shakespeare Festival Central Park staging of The Seagull directed by Mike Nichols. The following years Goodman appeared on Broadway in the Public Theatre's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. In 2005, Goodman performed in a production of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Los Angeles Geffen Playhouse. He was most recently seen in Speed Racer, Evan Almighty and Bee Movie which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Animated Film. His upcoming film projects include the romantic comedy Gigantic, Disney's Confessions of a Shopaholic and he will also lend his voice to the animated features Bunyan and Babe and The Princess and the Frog. Goodman won a Golden Globe® for Best Actor and received seven Emmy® nominations for his role in "Roseanne." He also earned Emmy nominations for his starring roles in TNT's "Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long," CBS's Production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Names Desire and the Coen Brothers' film Barton Fink. In 2007, Goodman won his second Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." Previous film credits include Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Beyond the Sea, Masked and Anonymous, Storytelling, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Coyote Ugly, What Planet Are You From?, One Night at McCool's, Bringing Out the Dead, Fallen, The Borrowers, Blues Brothers 2000, The Runner, The Flintstones, Mother Night, Arachnophobia, Always, Pie in the Sky, Born Yesterday, Matinee, The Babe, King Ralph, Punchline, Everybody's All-American, Sea of Love, Stella, Eddie Macon's Run, C.H.U.D., Revenge of the Nerds, Maria's Lovers, Sweet Dreams, True Stories, The Big Easy, Burglar The Wrong Guys, Raising Arizona and The Big Lebowski? He has lent his voice to numerous animated films including Monsters, Inc., The Emperor's New Groove, Tales of the Rat Fink and The Jungle Book II. He also voiced one of the main characters in NBC's animated series "Father of the Pride." He earned a B.F.A. degree in theatre from Southwest Missouri State.

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