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Waiting for Godot - 2013 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star on Broadway in a limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter's No Man's Land and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Sean Mathias, in the fall of 2013.

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot follows two consecutive days in the lives of Vladimir (Patrick Stewart) and Estragon (Ian McKellen), who divert themselves by clowning around, joking and arguing, while waiting expectantly and unsuccessfully for the mysterious Godot. Waiting for Godot premiered in Paris in 1953, followed by London in 1955 and eventually opened in New York in 1956.

Running Time:

2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

James Earl Jones Theater (Broadway)


About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.
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Featured Reviews For Waiting for Godot


Theater review: 'Waiting for Godot' and 'No Man's Land' - NorthJersey.com
n the classic "Godot," the scruffy hobos Vladimir (Stewart) and Estragon (McKellen) loiter by the roadside, waiting for Mr. Godot, who never comes. They wait and wait, bicker, make up, pass the time with vaudeville routines, like passing bowler hats back and forth; and offhandedly contemplate hanging themselves from the lone tree on the bleak landscape. Each day goes on the same as every other day.

Theater review: 'Godot' -- 2 stars; 'No Man's Land' - amNY
McKellen makes a strong impression visually as a bearded, homeless-looking, hopelessly sleepy Estragon, and Stewart is full of spark as the rationalizing Vladimir. However, their recitation of the text is off-balance, with Mc-Kellen offering little expressivity and too many lines played up for laughs.


 



 

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by Backstage With Richard Ridge - February 2, 2014
Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen titans Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out Part 1 of the conversation below!
by BWW News Desk - January 28, 2014
It's not every day you can get a free hot chocolate from a knight, but this Super Bowl Sunday, Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley will hand out free hot chocolate to ticket holders before the matinee of Waiting for Godot at the Cort Theatre on Sunday, February 2. To get the Super Bowl Sunday started early, the matinee will begin at 2pm, and to offer relief from the predicted cold temperatures, the four stars will be serving hot chocolate from 12:45pm to 1:15pm sharp. Sports fans will still have plenty of time to see the Super Bowl after the matinee.
by Bridget Greaney - January 14, 2014
Sir Ian McKellen, star of Broadway's No Man's Land & Waiting for Godot, co-published a letter to Vladimir Putin on the rights of Russia's gay citizens.
by BWW Staff - December 18, 2013
On Twitter Watch, Patrick Stewart wrote ' Father Christmas! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep
by Naomi Serviss - December 18, 2013
Dual roles in classic plays with an acclaimed cast are keeping Shuler Hensley fully engaged on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2013
Listen 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 WNYC Radio's 'Leonard Lopate Show.' McKellen and Stewart talk with Lopate about performing in the two plays in rep on Broadway. Click below to listen!
by Walter McBride - December 3, 2013
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in NO MAN'S LAND and Waiting for Godot directed by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season is now playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) where it will run through March 2 only. For performance schedule and more information, visitTwoPlaysInRep.com. Below you can check out photos of McKellen in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - December 2, 2013
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in NO MAN'S LAND and Waiting for Godot directed by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season is now playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) where it will run through March 2 only. For performance schedule and more information, visitTwoPlaysInRep.com. Below you can check out photos of Mathias in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by Walter McBride - December 2, 2013
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart star with Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in NO MAN'S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT directed by Sean Mathias. This limited engagement repertory season is now playing at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) where it will run through March 2 only. For performance schedule and more information, visitTwoPlaysInRep.com. Below you can check out photos of Stewart in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!
by BWW Special Coverage - November 30, 2013
Sure, getting to lead a show or two on Broadway is great, but what is it really without a Broadway bestie to share the experience with? Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have proven that they have a friendship that will endure, having shared many photos from their New York City adventures on Twitter. We love these guys!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 30, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was in attendence at the after party, where he chatted with McKellen, Stewart, Crudup, Hensley and Mathias about the productions. Check out what they had to say below!
by Walter McBride - November 25, 2013
Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen,Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) last night, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night theatre arrivals and you can check out full photo coverage below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 25, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet for WAITING FOR GODOT, where he chatted with Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Cory Michael Smith, Suzanne Bertish and more before they headed into the theatre. Check out what they had to say below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 25, 2013
Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen,Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) last night, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. Director Sean Mathias gave a special thank you speech at the opening night after party and you can watch it in full below!
by Walter McBride - November 25, 2013
Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen,Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) last night, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night of festivities, and below, you can check out photos from inside the Waiting for Godot curtain call.
by Walter McBride - November 25, 2013
Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen,Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, opened on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) last night, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night of festivities, and below, you can check out photos from inside the opening night after party.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 22, 2013
Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen,Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, will begin previews on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Saturday, October 26 in advance of the official opening this Sunday, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. Below, check out highlights from the show!
by Nicole Rosky - November 22, 2013
The Broadway repertory season of Harold Pinter¹s NO MAN¹S LAND and Samuel Beckett¹s WAITING FOR GODOT opens this Sunday, November 24. The shows are led by Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, Shuler Hensley and Ian McKellen, who recently revealed that this will likely be his last hurrah on Broadway.
by BWW Staff - October 16, 2013
Broadway co-stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who will soon lead Waiting for Godot and NO MAN'S LAND, have continued their exploration of New York City.
by BroadwayWorld TV - September 24, 2013
Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley, with direction by Sean Mathias, will begin previews on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street) on Saturday, October 26 in advance of the official opening on Sunday, November 24, 2013. This limited season will run for 14 weeks only. For performance schedule and more information, visit TwoPlaysInRep.com. Ahead of beginning performances on The Great White Way, the cast met with the press at Sardi's and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for the festivites. Check out what they had to say below!

Waiting for Godot Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Waiting for Godot have their been?
Waiting for Godot has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1957, Off-Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.

What other awards has Waiting for Godot been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Patrick Stewart and Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Waiting for Godot.

What productions of Waiting for Godot have their been?
Waiting for Godot has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1957, Off-Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.

What awards has Waiting for Godot been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Patrick Stewart and Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Waiting for Godot.

What productions of Waiting for Godot have there been?
Waiting for Godot has had 13 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1957, Off-Broadway which opened in 1971, Off-Broadway which opened in 1981, Off-Broadway which opened in 1988, Off-Broadway which opened in 2005, Off-Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2009, West End which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2013, Off-Broadway which opened in 2015, West End which opened in 2017 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2021.