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Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart team up on Broadway

Patrick Stewart, left, and Ian McKellen during a

Patrick Stewart, left, and Ian McKellen during a photo call for the film "X-Men: The Last Stand," at the 59th International film festival in Cannes, southern France. (May 22, 2006) Credit: AP

WHO Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

THE PLAY "Waiting for Godot"

THE DEAL Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will return to Broadway this fall to perform Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" and Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" in repertory. They previously did "Godot" together in London.

WHO Julie Taymor

THE PLAY "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

THE DEAL Despite being fired from "Spider-Man" and then suing its producers, Julie Taymor still has friends in the nonprofit community. It was announced last week that Taymor will direct a new production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the fall to inaugurate Theatre for a New Audience's new space in Brooklyn.

WHO Constantine Maroulis

THE PLAY "Jekyll & Hyde"

THE DEAL A whole lot of "Jekyll & Hyde" news lately. The Broadway-bound national tour of the pop-rock musical, which stars Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, will play the Marquis Theatre instead of the Richard Rodgers Theatre, which should allow the hot-selling revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to extend its run. News reports also suggest that a movie version of the musical is in the works.


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