Ian McKellen is Estragon in Waiting for Godot and Spooner in No Man's Land

Waiting for Godot and No Man's Land in Repertory
Broadway, 2013-2014


"Absurdly Enjoyable" - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"Dazzling... What a treat this is." - Linda Winer, Newsday

"Both Land and Godot, in fact, prove that the most challenging and unsettling material can make for accessible, even buoyant, entertainment." - Elysa Gardner, USA Today

"Being stuck in limbo has never been so magnetic." - Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

"McKellen is a wonder." - Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

"McKellen works the room with an admirable physicality, whether standing uncomfortably like an uninvited guest or scrambling to his feet after spending a night asleep on the floor." - Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

"[McKellen's] effortless physicality - a drunken lurch across the room, a whimsical little dance step, a crumpled fold of his body into a messy heap - makes every minute he's onstage mesmerizing." - David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"McKellen is hilarious and earthy." - Zachary Stewart, Theatermania

"Those in the know recognize them as impeccable stage artists." - Michael Dale, Broadway World

"The mystery of deep acting at work." - Jesse Green, Vulture

"With McKellen and Stewart, it seems like an altogether more accessible and enjoyable play, with the duo balancing the drama with abundant humor found in the text." - Steven Suskin, Huffington Post

"There's something so gee-whiz trustworthy about Stewart and McKellen, sonorous-voiced men if ever two existed, that you'll gladly go along for the fearsome ride." - Robert Kahn, NBC

"Master thespians Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart make it all seem crystal-clear" - Marilyn Stasio, Variety

"Performing with a technical virtuosity born of decades on the boards, the two make a marvelous team" - David Cote, Time Out New York

"These two stars deliver the goods." - Robert Hoffer, The Wrap

Drama Desk Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Ian McKellen - No Man's Land
Outstanding Revival of a Play
No Man's Land

Drama League Nominations

Distinguished performance: Patrick Stewart
Revival Play: Waiting for Godot

Outer Critics Circle Nomination

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Ian McKellen - No Man's Land

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