About the show
In a rundown New York bar, a group of alcoholics clutch their beers and lament their long-lost ambitions. Usually chief among the drinkers is boisterous salesman Theodore “Hickey” Hickman, but today he’s changed. As he encourages his peers to put down their glasses and turn pipe dreams into reality, O’Neill’s play darkly explores self-deception, reinvention and the ever-elusive American Dream.
Denzel Washington is a true titan of both stage and screen, having won two Academy Awards (Training Day; Glory), three Golden Globes and a Tony. His previous Broadway appearances include Fences and A Raisin in the Sun.
He is now set to play Hickey in this revival of The Iceman Cometh, with further casting including Colm Meaney (Breaking the Code), David Morse (How I Learned to Drive) and Bill Irwin (Waiting for Godot).
Playwright Eugene O’Neill was an innovative and hugely influential figure in American theater, earning four Pulitzer Prizes throughout his career. His catalogue of work includes Long Day’s Journey into Night, Strange Interlude and Anna Christie.
The creative team on this new revival of The Iceman Cometh includes visionary Angels in America director George C. Wolfe, with set design from Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Hello, Dolly!) and costumes from Ann Roth (The Book of Mormon).
The Iceman Cometh at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is a sublime meeting of one of the greatest contemporary actors with some of the most muscular, compelling American drama. Sure to be a knock-out theatrical event, the play begins previews on March 23 2018.
Recommended forFans of classic American drama shouldn’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the true greats performed by an Academy Award winning actor. Those who missed out on Denzel Washington’s lauded turns in previous Broadway hits should also snap up tickets for The Iceman Cometh as soon as possible.
Age Recommendations: TBC