Magneto and Professor Xavier are heading to Broadway. While a who’s who of UK talent gets set to tread the West End boards over the next year, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart have lined up their own theater gigs in New York. The X-Men franchise stars will play opposite one another in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot this fall in a limited engagement performed in repertory. McKellen’s frequent collaborator Sean Mathias is directing. The Broadway venue, dates and the names of the two actors who will round out each play’s foursome are to come, according to Playbill. McKellen and Stewart previously performed Waiting For Godot under Mathias’ direction in a 2009 West End production. Stewart will play Vladimir and McKellen will play Estragon in Beckett’s classic absurdist play about two men waiting in vain. For No Man’s Land, a conversation between poets in a strange London house, Stewart will be Hirst and McKellen, Spooner. The pair first worked together in a 1977 production of Tom Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and have played friends-turned-rivals in three X-Men movies. McKellen is starring in the upcoming ITV sitcom Vicious alongside Derek Jacobi and he and Stewart will shoot Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days Of Future Past this summer. The plays will be produced by Stuart Thompson and Nomango Productions.
Ian McKellen And Patrick Stewart To Star In A Pair Of Broadway PlaysBy NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor | Deadline.com – Fri, Jan 25, 2013 7:54 AM EST
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