Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo star in The New Group’s ‘Waiting For Godot’
The virtual stream will premiere from May 6.
The off-Broadway theatrical producer The New Group will launch a series of online streams, beginning next month. Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot will be available to watch from May 6, starring Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo.
“This project is the epitome of what we mean by ’theatrical expressions in different media” says artistic director Scott Elliott. He continued to say Waiting for Godot is “bringing together top tier artists across disciplines – film, television, stage, music – to collaborate in a hybrid, on-screen world, finding a way to make a play newly alive for themselves.”
First performed in the 1950s, Beckett’s play tackles themes of uncertainty, anxiety and loneliness, with the upcoming adaptation transforming these ideas into modern-day issues. Casting includes Ethan Hawke as Vladimir, previously in True West. Joining Hawke is John Leguizamo as Estragon, Wallace Shawn as Lucky, Tarik Trotter as Pozzo and Drake Bradshaw as Boy.
Additional projects from The New Group Off Stage include I Need Space by Donja R. Love, Singing Heads by Richard Thomas and Thomas Bradshaw’s adaptation of The Seagull, starring Edie Falco.
Waiting For Godot is available to stream from May 6. More information can be found here.
Photo credit: John Leguizamo, Tarik Trotter, Wallace Shawn and Ethan Hawke in Waiting for Godot (Photo courtesy of The New Group Off Stage)