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In the absurdly enjoyable revivals of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart make a most persuasive case for conversation as both the liveliest and loneliest of arts.
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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.
Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley star 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 30 only. For performance schedule and more information, visit TwoPlaysInRep.com.
Rush tickets are available during the run of the limited repertory season. The front row of the orchestra and other locations are available exclusively to rush ticket buyers. Tickets are available for purchase beginning at 10am daily (and 12pm on Sundays) for $30.00 (including facility fee), two tickets maximum per person, on the day of the performance, subject to availability. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Cort Theatre box office.
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. McKellen and 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 (Indiscretions), lighting by Peter Kaczorowski (Contact, 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).
The Cort Theatre Box Office hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 8:30pm and Sundays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
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. Contact Telecharge Groups at (212) 232-6262 for group sales prices and information. For more about the shows, go to: www.TwoPlaysInRep.com.
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