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‘The Iceman Cometh’ Starring Denzel Washington Arrives on Broadway

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|by Marshall W. Mabry IV |

Oscar winner Denzel Washington is back on Broadway

The Broadway season is heating up with Denzel Washington’s return to the stage. The Hollywood veteran stars in the 1939 American classic The Iceman Cometh, written by Eugene O’Neill, which opens on April 26, 2018.

Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ (Photo: Getty)

Denzel Washington returns to Broadway in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ (Photo: Getty)

Denzel Washington is Theodore “Hickey” Hickman, a charming salesman returning from a business tour to Harry Hope’s saloon in New York. The saloon is filled with a ragtag group of unlikely patrons waiting for the arrival of Hickey, who is known as the party man. But, Hickey makes them face their real lives – something they’re all running away from. All the while, he’s hiding his own secrets.

This role is simply iconic – the writing is immaculate, as is the character arc. Washington follows greats like James Earl Jones, Kevin Spacey and Nathan Lane.

But, it’s not just Washington who is in the draw – the show features a star-studded cast, including Tammy Blanchard as Cora, Tony nominee Reg Rogers as James Cameron, Olivier nominee Colm Meaney as Harry Hope, David Morse as Larry Slade, Danny McCarthy as Rocky Pioggi and Nina Grollmanin in her Broadway debut.

The production is helmed by George C. Wolfe, the Tony-winning director of Angels in America, last season’s Shuffle Along and Caroline or Change. Wolfe’s genius coupled with this show’s limited 14-week run, makes it the season’s must-see revival – and a likely contender come Tony season.

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