Page's Roundabout revival stars Irwin, Lane
The Roundabout Theater Company’s spring revival of “Waiting for Godot” has confirmed its dates, announcing an opening of April 30.That makes “Godot” one of two Rialto shows skedded to open that night along with “9 to 5.” Anthony Page (“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “A Doll’s House”) will helm “Godot,” which stars Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane. Page directed Irwin in the 2005 Broadway production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” for which the thesp won a Tony. The 1953 Samuel Beckett play takes the place of previously announced tuner “Dancin’,” now postponed until the Roundabout’s 2009-10 season. “Godot” begins previews April 10 at Studio 54. Broadway producers generally try to avoid scheduling two openings on same night, in order to avoid diluting media coverage. According to a rep for the company, Roundabout reserved the opening date with the Broadway League more than a month ago. For now, both “Godot” and “9 to 5″ remain on track to open April 30, the eligibility cutoff date for the season’s Tony Awards.