Running since October 2013
Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley star in Samuel Beckett's existential masterpiece.
The Broadway production of Waiting for Godot closed March 30, 2014. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.From the producers: Samuel Beckett's most popular play, "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. Their waiting is interrupted by two strangers, Pozzo (Shuler Hensley) and Lucky (Billy Crudup).
Ian McKellen won a Tony Award for "Amadeus" in 1981. Patrick Stewart won a Drama Desk Award for his one-man "A Christmas Carol" in 1992. Billy Crudup won a Tony Award for "The Coast of Utopia" in 2007, and Shuler Hensley won a Tony Award for "Oklahoma!" in 2002.
"Waiting for Godot" is running in repertory at the Cort Theatre with Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land." Both plays are directed by Tony nominee Sean Mathias.
This is the second Broadway production of "Waiting for Godot" in recent years. Written in French and first produced in Paris in 1953, the "Théâtre de l'Absurde" classic had two brief runs on Broadway in the 1950s, but was not produced again until 2009.