Waiting for Godot Revival 2013

Run Time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 12+
Opened: November 24, 2013
Closing: March 30, 2014

Waiting for Godot - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

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.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Waiting for Godot

'Waiting fot Godot' and 'No Man's Land' review: Dazzling
9 / 10

I prefer my 'Godot' to be more of a lean intellectual vaudeville than this antic production, but little matter. This one, with more song-and-dance clowning, is also true to tradition of these existential tramps waiting for a Godot who never comes. More puzzling is the set (sets and costumes for both plays are by the versatile Stephen Brimson Lewis). Instead of Beckett's demands for just a tree and a country road, there are broken building facades that suggest crumbling urban ruin.

No Man's Land/Waiting for Godot: Theater Review
8 / 10

The main roles in Godot – another pared-down play famous for the fact that nothing happens – in many ways are imperfect mirror images of Hirst and Spooner, wearing bowler hats that make them appear like a vagabond Laurel and Hardy. Stewart’s Vladimir, affectionately known as Didi, is the restless thinker, blindly clinging to the belief that the enigmatic title figure will show up for a designated appointment beneath a dead tree. McKellen’s wheezing Estragon, or Gogo, is more enfeebled, both physically and mentally. His memory is as broken as his feet, requiring Didi every day to remind him of the previous day’s events. As irascible and indulgent with each other as any old married couple, they often wonder if they wouldn’t have been better off alone. The one thing they consistently agree on is that hanging themselves from the tree would be a fine idea, if only they had some rope.

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart; Part 1
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!

WAITING FOR GODOT's Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and More to Serve Free Hot Chocolate on Super Bowl Sunday
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.

Sir Ian McKellen Addresses Need for Equality in Russia
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.

Twitter Watch: Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Visit Father Christmas!
by BWW Staff - December 18, 2013

On Twitter Watch, Patrick Stewart wrote ' Father Christmas! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep

BWW Interview: Shuler Hensley, Big Man on Broadway
by Naomi Serviss - December 18, 2013

Dual roles in classic plays with an acclaimed cast are keeping Shuler Hensley fully engaged on Broadway.

AUDIO: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Talk GODOT, NO MAN'S LAND on 'Leonard Lopate Show'
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!

In the Spotlight Series: WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND's Ian McKellen
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!

In the Spotlight Series: WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND's Patrick Stewart
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!

In the Spotlight Series: WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND's Sean Mathias
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!

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart's Broadway Friendship
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!

BWW TV: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart Arrive on Broadway in WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND; Inside the After Party!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

BWW TV: Chatting on the WAITING FOR GODOT Red Carpet with Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans and More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

BWW TV: Sean Mathias Says Thank Yous at WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND After Party
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Photo Coverage: Inside WAITING FOR GODOT's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
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!

Photo Coverage: WAITING FOR GODOT & NO MAN'S LAND's Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen & More Celebrate Opening Night!
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.

Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITING FOR GODOT Opening Night 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 Waiting for Godot curtain call.

BWW TV: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Star in WAITING FOR GODOT and NO MAN'S LAND - Highlights!
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!

Ian McKellen Done with Broadway After WAITING FOR GODOT and NO MAN'S LAND?
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.

Twitter Watch: Broadway Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Grab a Pint -- Or Two!
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.

BWW TV: Cast of WAITING FOR GODOT and NO MAN'S LAND Meets the Press- Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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!

Twitter Watch: WAITING FOR GODOT's Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Pose with Elmo in Times Square!
by BWW Staff - September 14, 2013

On Twitter Watch, Patrick Stewart wrote 'Elmo! #gogodididonyc @TwoPlaysInRep pic.twitter.com/1NUvjFpyet'

NO MAN'S LAND, WAITING FOR GODOT with Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellan On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2013

Tickets to the limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley, and directed by Sean Mathias are now on sale, beginning today, Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 21 through Audience Rewards. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting next Monday, July 22 through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellan-Led NO MAN'S LAND, WAITING FOR GODOT to Go On Sale 7/15
by Tyler Peterson - June 18, 2013

Tickets to the limited season repertoire of Harold Pinter's NO MAN'S LAND and Samuel Beckett's WAITING FOR GODOT, starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudupand Shuler Hensley directed by Sean Mathias go on sale beginning Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 21 through Audience Rewards. Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday, July 22 through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Waiting for Godot FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Waiting for Godot has had 14 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, Off-Broadway which opened in 2021 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2023.
Waiting for Godot has been nominated for the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Patrick Stewart and Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards).

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