The Iceman Cometh
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington returns to Broadway with a limited 14 week engagement of Eugene O’Neill’s iconic, The Iceman Cometh. Don’t miss the coming together of one of the brightest performers of our time in what is regarded as the greatest American play.
Why Watch The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh has seen many productions over the years, dating all the way back to 1946. Still as powerful as it was seven decades ago, there’s something about the story that makes it relevant and engaging enough to transcend generations. The 2018 revival of Eugene O’Neill’s tale of alcoholism, war, and self-deceptions is brought to life by director George C. Wolfe, a Broadway veteran with many successful Broadway shows in his career. After two brilliant, sell-out runs in Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, Denzel Washington is making his return to the stage as the play’s main character, Hickey.
The Iceman Cometh is set in Harry Hope’s dive on the West Side of Manhattan. A saloon populated with boozy social washouts, the crew awaits Hickey, a salesman, for drinks and tall tales of selling on the road. Harry pours the rounds as usual, but then announces his intention of curing his friends of the “pipe dreams” that keep them going. What follows is devastating and uncomfortable in equal measures.
Drama fans | Broadway revival enthusiasts | Classic lovers
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– The New York Times
“As directed with naturalistic virtuosity by Lila Neugebauer, these random adolescent howls makes the girls all of one pack, yet also specifically themselves. In addition, it captures the don’t-take-anything-for-granted approach by Delappe, who creates a heightened sense of audience attentiveness in order to find in these young women glimpses of pain, hope and sorrow in the smallest of gestures and the slightest of words.”
Know Before You Go
Suitable for adult audience members. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,101.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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Bernard B Jacobs Theatre , 242 West 45th Street, Between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York City
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