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Goodman, Strathairn join 'Godot' cast

Dec. 17, 2008 at 9:15 PM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- John Goodman and David Strathairn have signed on to co-star in a new Broadway production of "Waiting for Godot," the Roundabout Theatre Company said.

Goodman is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his roles in the TV sit-com "Roseanne" and in the movies "Raising Arizona," "Sea of Love," "King Ralph," "The Flintstones," "The Big Lebowski," "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Speed Racer."

Strathairn was nominated for an Oscar for his work in "Good Night, And Good Luck." He has also appeared in the films "Sneakers," "L.A. Confidential," "The Firm," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "We are Marshall" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles."

The two actors are to join previously announced stars Nathan Lane and Bill Irwin in director Anthony Page's new staging of Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting for Godot."

Preview performances of the limited engagement are to begin April 10 at Studio 54. Opening night is slated for April 30, the theater company said.

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