While there is a British production of this play with a phenomenal cast, the Americans seem to have come up with an answer. Roundabout Theatre is currently running a Waiting for Godot on Broadway. This cast features Bill Irwin (2005 Tony Award for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) who is right at home in a Vaudeville style performance. Broadway legend Nathan Lane plays the other tramp. John Goodman is playing Pozzo. And John Glover who has received a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Lucky.
While the design looks a little suspect - the play seems to be set among giant boulders and rock faces making it look a little 1960's sci-fi, you cannot deny that this is a stellar cast. This is another version of Godot that I hope will go on tour and travel through Chicago.
Happy Birthday: Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) & Bea Arthur (1922-2009)