Directed by Robert Falls, features Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy
Brooklyn. NY â€“ BAM and Scott Rudin will present Goodman Theatreâ€™s renowned revival of Eugene Oâ€™Neillâ€™s The Iceman Cometh from February 5 through March 15, 2015. Directed by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls and featuring Tony Award-winning stage and screen actors Nathan Lane (as Theodore â€œHickeyâ€ Hickman) and Brian Dennehy (as Larry Slade), the production, including its original Chicago cast, is slated for a six-week run in the BAM Harvey Theater. Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in the fall of 2014.
In its spring 2012 premiere at the Goodmanâ€”Chicagoâ€™s largest and most established not-for-profit theater companyâ€”this five-hour, 18-character epic portrait of hope and disillusionment garnered critical acclaim and broke box-office records in an extended run. Its capacity audiences marked the most successful production in Goodman Theatre history. According to the Chicago Tribune, â€œThe Iceman Comethâ€¦will stand tall as one of the most significant productions in Chicago history,â€ and The New York Times cited â€œâ€¦as many great performances as Iâ€™ve seen in a single show for years.â€
BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo said, â€œWe are thrilled to present Robert Fallsâ€™ powerful production of Oâ€™Neillâ€™s masterpiece and welcome Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane to our stage. This epic drama will continue our tradition of bringing singular productions of great theater to BAM audiences and will be a highlight of our 2015 winter/spring season.â€
Director Robert Falls, whose productions of Oâ€™Neillâ€™s works with his longtime artistic collaborator Brian Dennehy have been the hallmark of his 27-year artistic directorship of Goodman Theatre, said, â€œItâ€™s a wonderful opportunity to revisit Eugene Oâ€™Neillâ€™s masterwork with Nathan, Brian, and our brilliant company. Our production in Chicago was one of the highlights of my tenure at the Goodman, and weâ€™re thrilled to share it with New York audiences.â€
â€œThe Iceman Cometh is an artistic triumph for the Goodman and Robert Falls, who is arguably the American theaterâ€™s leading interpreter of Eugene Oâ€™Neillâ€™s work. We are proud to partner with the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Scott Rudin to give his profound and revelatory revival another life,â€ said Roche Schulfer, Goodman Theatre Executive Director.