By Harry Haun
21 Mar 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Next for Wilkof is the Jack Warden role in the Bullets Over Broadway musical ("I'm following in the footsteps of the greats"). Then, he will try to get off the ground a movie he co-wrote with Ethan Sandler, "Lounge Act," which he hopes to direct. It takes place in the Actors' Equity lounge," he said, "and I have on board Nathan [Lane], Laurie Metcalf, Austin Pendleton, Boyd Gaines and Jessica Hecht."
Estragon, Vladimir, Lucky and Pozzo led the evening's glittering guest list. Come fall, you'll recognize them as Sir Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup and Shuler Hensley in a Waiting for Godot which director Mathias will twirl in rep with the McKellen-Stewart No Man's Land. The latter will go into rehearsal July 1 and put in a month of playing in Berkeley before returning to hook up with Godot for Broadway.
It has been a long wait for this Godot, said Sir Ian. "We did it two seasons in London and all over the world — Australia, New Zealand, South Africa — and now we're finally bringing it to Broadway. We'll probably be here about six months."
A Sting-less Trudie Styler, who's using Mathias soon as a director, was beaming about daughter Mickey Sumner making her stage debut at the Atlantic in The Lying Lesson. Styler promised that she'd be producing The Seagull "later this year" at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre (nee 45 Bleecker), helmed by Max Stafford-Clark.
Also in attendance: Jason Sudeikis with Olivia Wilde, Ben Vereen, in top hat and tennis shoes; Debbie Harry, Edward Hibbert, composer Henry Krieger, Edna O'Brien, Zac Posen, Danish model Heidi Albertsen, Anna Sophia Robb, Countess LuAnn de Lessups and Jacques Azoulay.