Please Don't Leave Us, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen

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Oh no. Nononono. Say it isn't so. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen have finished their double dose of Broadway, starring in back-to-back productions of No Man's Land and Waiting for Godot. And that means they're leaving us. Leaving us. Why would they do such a thing? And what can we do to stop it? Fair warning: we will consider kidnapping.

The Stewart/McKellen dream team closed their last Godot/No Man's Land performance on March 30. (Our critic was only sorta impressed with the show, noting "neither piece offers a particularly incisive interpretation of the script." However, she added, Stewart and McKellan's joy in performing "infects the audience like a virus of sheer jubilation.")

But the fun isn't quite over: to celebrate their time on Broadway together, the two men released a series of insanely wonderful photos on Twitter of themselves doing touristy things: a stroll down Coney Island's boardwalk, posing next to the Wall Street bull's, er, hindquarters, standing hand-in-hand in front of the Stonewall Inn, and, as you can see above, bro-ing out with their arms around each other in front of our old building on Cooper Square.

Since the show began, Stewart has occasionally shared adorable photos of the two men, always under the hashtag #gogodididonyc (we don't know what that means either). In honor of the show's closing weeks, he decided to share some of the "outtakes," sharing one a day. The cumulative effect is quite breathtaking:




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51 comments
Michael Arscott
Michael Arscott

How are these two not brothers. They could remake Grumpy Old Men with these two!

Francis Joseph Tomah
Francis Joseph Tomah

like button does not begin to cover Either of you two alone - much lessTwoGether!!!

Ben Murphy
Ben Murphy

A very nice photo! You look like great Mates! I have enjoyed all of your films. There are too many to name. Kind Regards Gents. -Ben Murphy USA

JR Moor
JR Moor

looks like magneto and professor x have settled their differences.

Michael Fry
Michael Fry

When miss seeing them. What Great actors.

Lavetta Jepson
Lavetta Jepson

i am a big lord of the rings fan and star trek next generation

Marie Archer
Marie Archer

i would love to hang out with them too cool guys

Julia Vera
Julia Vera

I did a movie with Patrick Stewart. I play his housekeeper on SAFEHOUSE. He was the sweetest man. I saw him without his shirt and he had amazing ABBS.

Samantha Lara Lane
Samantha Lara Lane

If only Charles (Prof. X of the X Men films and comics)and Eric (Magneto of the same films and comics) were this friendly instead of fighting?

Daniel Kalban
Daniel Kalban

Sir Patrick isn't leaving; he lives in Brooklyn for crying out loud!

Ray Brassard
Ray Brassard

I love to see friendships thrive! : ) God Bless you Patrick and Ian.

rod.waterman
rod.waterman

I think the hashtag refers to the pet names for Vladimir and Estragon in Waiting for Godot (Gogo and Didi). Hence Gogo and Didi Do NYC.

Stacey Allen
Stacey Allen

SO wished I could have seen them in these two plays. Watching their interviews in the past years, about the plays and about their decades long friendship, I was so struck by their 'joi de vivre' and affection for each other, as well as their combined (daunting) command of all things theater. May they both live and work another couple of decades! (◑‿◐)

Ingrid Young
Ingrid Young

Sad to bid them farewell. Thanks for so many Brilliant performances!

vineyardmarty
vineyardmarty

They're just great friends. Patrick Stewart isn't gay.

Anna_Merlan_Voice
Anna_Merlan_Voice topcommenter

@rod.waterman  Wow. I majored in literature and I should have known that. I am appropriately chastened. Thank you! 

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