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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen play the ‘Newlywed Game’

Well, it’s beginning to become pretty obvious why Ian McKellen won that Shorty Award recently. It’s because he and his “Waiting for Godot” co-star, Patrick Stewart, were utterly charming when it came to promoting their twinbill Broadway shows on Twitter and Instagram. Their run of “No Man’s Land” and “Waiting for Godot” ended March 31. The video was shot at a Buzzfeed Brews event in February, but this weekend, it took off.

They were actually pretty terrible with the questions; they got all of them wrong, but it’s fun to watch Stewart squeeze his eyes shut and fiddle with his whiteboard as he tries to think of the role McKellen would like to take on or reprise. Gawker called them “New York’s best tourists” after seeing the series of photos they took around the city in their bowler hats from the play.

Best line? “I saw his Widow Twankey,” Stewart says. “And that’s not a loaded remark.”






Soraya Nadia McDonald covers arts, entertainment and culture for the Washington Post with a focus on issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality.



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