Location: Midtown West, NYC
Theater: No Man’s Land/Waiting for Godot
Show time: See website for schedule; Through February 1, 2014
Venue: Cort Theatre
Food: Yoshinoya Beef Bowl
Drink: Rudy’s Bar and Grill
Miscellaneous: Peking Duck House
Ian Mckellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup And Shuler Hensley star in Harold Pinter’s comedy No Man’s Land and Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting For Godot. Sean Mathias’ productions present a startling new look at these two theatrical masterpieces. In No Man’s Land, two elderly writers, having met in a London pub, continue drinking and talking into the night. All might be well, until the return home of two younger men. Their relationships are exposed, with menace and hilarity, in one of Pinter’s most entertaining plays. In Waiting For Godot, two wanderers wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, who they hope will change their lives for the better. Instead, two eccentric travelers arrive, one man on the end of the other’s rope. The results are both funny and dangerous. Making fast food healthy, Yoshinoya serves bowls of rice, vegetables, and your choice of beef, teriyaki chicken, veggie, or a combo of meats. Super cheap, it’s a favorite spot of mine in midtown. A great dive, Rudy’s Bar and Grill serves up cheap beer by the pint or by the pitcher, and as for the grilling, that includes free hot dogs and popcorn! Though slightly on the expensive side, if you’re in the mood for duck and are a couple or in a group of four or more, Peking Duck House makes some of the best duck you will ever likely have.