Don’t fret X-Men fans. You will not need to wait until next summer to see Professor X and Magneto together again in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fall, stage and screen titans Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are teaming up on Broadway to deliver two classic plays in repertory, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, playing a total of four roles among them which should give the acclaimed thesps a lot to impress with. (Fellow Brit Mark Rylance will be doing the same this upcoming season with his Richard III/Twelfth Night gender-smashing one-two punch). Joining them will be Tony winners Billy Crudup (The Coast of Utopia) and Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), and judging from this exclusive video, it appears to be nothing but happy pros at work here.
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And (SPOILER ALERT!!) if you really cannot wait to see the re-teaming of McKellen and Stewart, make sure you stick around for the end credits of The Wolverine (opening this week), which teases the next X-Men picture with a little assistance from our Broadway brethren here.
Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land begin a repertory schedule at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on Oct. 26, with an opening scheduled for Nov. 24. Tickets and additional information are available on the official website for both productions.