Denzel Washington to Star in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway – all information & schedule for March, April, May, June & July 2018.
STORY of The Iceman Cometh. This is an iconic play that returns to Broadway in 2018. The show is based on the classic work of playwright Eugene O’Neill. The play first hit the Broadway stage in 1946 at the Martin Beck Theatre and its popularity has only grown since then. This time around, the classic play will unfold at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with direction by the legendary George C. Wolfe. Wolfe has worked previously on award-winning productions like Angels in America and Shuffle Along. Denzel Washington, a two-time Academy Award and Tony Award winner, will star in the lead role.
The play revolves around Theodore Hickman, or Hickey (played by Washington in this production). He’s a drinking buddy to many of the regulars at a local New York City bar. Set in 1912, The Iceman Cometh evokes a real sense of the desolate place and time that these drinkers found themselves a part of. It touches on the idea of the American Dream and more specifically on the danger of pipe dreams and an endless reliving of one’s glory days. As Hickey discusses these issues with the bar’s patrons, he comes to reveal a number of secrets from his own past. Themes of ambivalence and guilt are often dealt with in this often difficult to watch but always ultimately eye-opening show.
With production lead by George C. Wolfe and a cast that includes the inimitable Denzel Washington, this show promises to be one of 2018’s big Broadway hits. The Iceman Cometh is one of the great American plays and its spot on Broadway has always been greatly acclaimed. If you’re looking for a top-class Broadway play for the coming season, you certainly don’t need to look any further than The Iceman Cometh.
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