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Billy Crudup Joins McKellen, Stewart on Broadway

Cast will bow 'No Man's Land' at Berkeley Rep prior to Broadway run

Billy Crudup and Gotham legit vet Shuler Hensley have been tapped to join Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart in “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting for Godot,” the Harold Pinter-Samuel Beckett double-bill set for a Broadway run this fall.

Crudup, whose Broadway credits include “The Coast of Utopia” and “The Pillowman,” was last on the Rialto in the 2011 revival of Tom Stoppard’s “Arcadia.” Hensley, who created the role of the monster in the tuner version of “Young Frankenstein,” recently scored a Lortel Award for his leading perf in Off Broadway outing “The Whale.”

The two four-character plays are on tap to run in rep at Broadway’s Cort Theater in the fall, with Crudup and Hensley also set to join McKellen and Stewart in a Berkeley Rep run of “No Man’s Land” in August, prior to the production’s Gotham bow. McKellen and Stewart previously toplined a 2009 staging of “Godot” also helmed by Sean Mathias, who directs the upcoming productions of “Godot” and “No Man’s Land” as well.

The repertory productions are part of a fall Broadway play slate that’s already shaping up to be starry one, with “Godot” and “No Man’s” joined by the Daniel Craig-Rachel Weisz starrer “Betrayal” and Orlando Bloom topliner “Romeo and Juliet,” among others.

Produced by Stuart Thompson and Nomango Prods., “No Man’s Land” and “Godot” begins previews Oct. 26 prior to a Nov. 24 opening.

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