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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart heading to Broadway

  • Article by: MARK KENNEDY
  • Associated Press
  • January 24, 2013 - 2:27 PM

NEW YORK - Serious theater fans now have reason to freak out: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will team up on Broadway this fall in two of the most iconic plays of the 20th century.

Producers said Thursday that Stewart and McKellen will star in Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" in repertoire under the direction of Sean Mathias.

The theatre, performance dates and schedule will be announced later.

Stewart and McKellen starred in a production of "Waiting for Godot" in London's West End in 2009. Prior to Broadway, "No Man's Land" will play an as-yet-unspecified out-of-town tryout this summer.

They first worked together in 1977 in Tom Stoppard's "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour." They've also starred in the "X-Men" movie franchise as Professor X and Magneto.

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