COMPLETE CAST ANNOUNCED
IN EUGENE O'NEILL's
FEROCIOUS AMERICAN CLASSIC
"THE ICEMAN COMETH"
DIRECTED BY GEORGE C. WOLFE
REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 22
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY, APRIL 26
14 WEEKS ONLY
New York, NY - Producer Scott Rudin today announced the complete company of actors joining two-time Academy Award(r) and Tony Award(r) winner Denzel Washington in Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe.
In addition to Washington, the company, which begins rehearsals Monday, features Colm Meaney, David Morse, Bill Irwin, Tammy Blanchard, Carolyn Braver, Austin Butler, Joe Forbrich, Nina Grollman, Thomas Michael Hammond, Neal Huff, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dakin Matthews, Jack McGee, Clark Middleton, Michael Potts, Reg Rogers, and Frank Wood.
The Iceman Cometh creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design), Tony and Academy Award winner Ann Roth (Costume Design), and nine-time Tony Award winner Jules Fisher & three-time Tony Award winner Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design).
Preview performances for this limited engagement begin Thursday, March 22. The official opening is on Thursday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at icemanonbroadway.com, via Telecharge.com or by phone at 212 239 6200, or by visiting the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office beginning Monday, February 5 at 10:00 AM.
Writing about The Iceman Cometh in 1985, Frank Rich of The New York Times raved, "the word 'masterwork' is not invoked lightly. Eugene O'Neill's tragic vision remains undiminished by time. The Iceman Cometh is a ferocious American classic that has lost none of its power to send one shaking into the middle of the night."
Mr. Washington, who just received his ninth Academy Award nomination, and returns to Broadway after his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, ends the 2017-18 Season in "the greatest American play" (New York Magazine) by "the greatest American playwright" (The Washington Post).
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Denzel Washington (Hickey) is the most lauded stage and screen actor of his generation. His unforgettable performances have garnered him two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and countless other awards. He received his first Academy Award for the historical war drama Glory (1989) and his second for the crime drama Training Day (2001). In addition, he has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Cry Freedom (1987), Malcolm X (1992), The Hurricane (1999), Flight (2013), and most recently for Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017). Mr. Washington produced and directed the critically acclaimed adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning Fences, in which he reprised his Tony Award-winning role opposite Viola Davis. The film received four Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Mr. Washington. Other notable credits include: Much Ado About Nothing (1993), A Soldier's Story (1984), Crimson Tide (1995), Devil in a Blue Dress (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Inside Man (2006), The Great Debaters (2007), and American Gangster (2007). Mr. Washington's professional acting career began in New York, where he performed in theatre productions such as Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Othello. He rose to fame when he landed the role of Dr. Phillip Chandler in the NBC long-running hit television series St. Elsewhere. His other credits include the television movies The George McKenna Story, License to Kill, and Wilma. In 2016, he was selected as the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
Colm Meaney (Harry Hope). In 2007, Meaney returned triumphantly to the stage in A Moon for the Misbegotten at London's Old Vic, for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award, and was most recently seen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Young Vic, and later at the Apollo Theatre in London. Film credits include Roddy Doyle's The Barrytown Trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper, and The Van), Die Hard 2, Dick Tracy, The Last of the Mohicans, Far and Away, The Road to Wellville, Con Air, Layer Cake, The Damned United, Get Him to the Greek, One Chance, Halal Daddy, Free Birds, Norm of the North, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, the upcoming Tolkien, and more. Meaney won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role in Film for his portrayal of Martin McGuinness in The Journey. Television credits include his long-running role as Chief Miles O'Brien on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," as well as "Hell on Wheels" and "Will."
David Morse (Larry Slade). Notable stage performances include the 1984 Los Angeles production of Of Mice and Men, the Broadway production of The Seafarer, the Off-Broadway production of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, and the Off-Broadway production of How I Learned to Drive, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Obie Award. Morse's film credits include The Green Mile, 16 Blocks, The Hurt Locker, World War Z, and Concussion. Morse received Emmy Award nominations for his roles on "House" and HBO's "John Adams," and has appeared in numerous television series, including "St. Elsewhere," "Hack," "Treme," "True Detective," and "Outsiders." Currently, Morse can be seen on NBC's "Blindspot" as Hank Crawford. Morse will next be seen in Showtime's "Escape at Dannemora."
Bill Irwin (Ed Mosher) was the 2003-2004 Signature Theatre Playwright in Residence and is an original member of Kraken and San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus. Original works include Old Hats, Fool Moon, Largely New York, The Harlequin Studies, Mr. Fox: A Rumination, The Happiness Lecture, and The Regard of Flight. Theatre: Show Boat (San Francisco Opera); Endgame; Bye Bye Birdie; Waiting for Godot (2009 Drama Desk Award nomination); Broadway / West End revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2005 Tony Award; Helen Hayes Award); The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; King Lear; Accidental Death of An Anarchist; 5-6-7-8 Dance!; Waiting For Godot (Lincoln Center Theater); Scapin; The Tempest; Garden of Earthly Delights; Texts for Nothing; A Flea in Her Ear; The Seagull; A Man's A Man; 3 Cuckolds. Film: Confirmation; Interstellar; Identity Theft; Rachel Getting Married; Higher Ground; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Definitely, Maybe; Igby Goes Down; Lady in the Water; Dark Matter; Raving; Across The Universe; Popeye; Eight Men Out; Silent Tongue; Illuminata; A Midsummer Night's Dream; My Blue Heaven; A New Life; Scenes from a Mall; Stepping Out. Television: "PBS Great Performances: Bill Irwin Clown Prince," "Third Rock from the Sun," "Northern Exposure," "Sesame Street," "Elmo's World," "The Regard of Flight," "Closing Ceremony 1996 Olympic Games," "The Cosby Show," "The Laramie Project," "Subway Stories," "Bette Midler: Mondo Beyondo," "Law & Order," "Life on Mars," "A Gifted Man," "CSI," "The Good Wife," "Lights Out," "Monday Mornings," "Law & Order: SVU," "Elementary," "Quarry," "Sleepy Hollow," "Legion." Additional awards: National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship, a Guggenheim, a Fulbright, and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Tammy Blanchard (Cora) received a 2011 Tony Award nomination for her performance in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and was also nominated for a Tony for her Broadway debut in Gypsy, opposite Bernadette Peters, and for which Ms. Blanchard also received a Theatre World Award. Film credits include Tallulah, Into the Woods, Blue Jasmine, Moneyball, The Good Shepherd, Bella, Cadillac Records, Rabbit Hole, The Music Never Stopped, Certainty, Union Square, Burning Blue, and more. Ms. Blanchard won a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of young Judy Garland in "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows," for which she also received a Golden Globe Award nomination. Additional television credits include "Hoke," "The Big C," "A Gifted Man," "We Were the Mulvaneys," "Sybil," "Living Proof," "Amish Grace," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order: SVU," "Guiding Light," and "Of Two Minds."
Carolyn Braver (Pearl). Broadway: Airline Highway (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: Airline Highway; Leveling Up (Steppenwolf); Kill Local (La Jolla Playhouse); Napoli, Brooklyn (Long Wharf Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Drury Lane Theatre); The Knowledge (Steep Theatre). Film: The View From Tall. Television: "Mercy Street," "Chicago Fire."
Austin Butler (Don Parrit). Broadway debut. He recently appeared in Death of the Author at the Geffen Playhouse. Butler currently stars in the television series "The Shannara Chronicles." Additional television credits include "Switched at Birth," "Ruby & the Rockits," "The Bling Ring," and "The Carrie Diaries." Film: Yoga Hosers, Aliens in the Attic, Disney's Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure.
Joe Forbrich (Lieb). Broadway: The Front Page, The Crucible, Airline Highway, Lucky Guy. Off-Broadway: Stuff Happens, Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well, Rose Rage, A Soldier's Play. Film: Bridge of Spies, My Own Love Song, Freedomland. Television: "House of Cards," "Daredevil," "Blue Bloods," "30 Rock," "Law and Order," "The Sopranos." Playwright: The Whaleship Essex.
Nina Grollman (Margie). Broadway debut. Recent credits include The Winter's Tale (The Public Theater) and Marisol (Juilliard). Television: "Red Oaks." Training: Juilliard Drama. Nina is also a musician and comedian who has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Peoples Improv Theater, iO West, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Thomas Michael Hammond (Moran). Broadway: M. Butterfly, The Glass Menagerie, A View from the Bridge, The Crucible, A Raisin in the Sun, Lucky Guy, Death of a Salesman, Merchant of Venice. Off-Broadway: Hamlet (The Public Theater), Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Cymbeline (Theatre for a New Audience), Dr. Knock, The Madras House (Mint Theater). Television: "Billions," "Happyish," "Blue Bloods."
Neal Huff (Willie Oban). Theatre: Take Me Out (Broadway, Donmar Warehouse, The Public Theater), The Lion in Winter (Broadway), The Tempest (Broadway; Delacorte Theater), Indian Ink (Roundabout Theatre Company), Luce (LCT3), When I Come to Die (LCT3), The Green Book (Summer Shorts), William Inge's The Killing (Summer Shorts), Trumpery (Atlantic Theater Company), The Foreigner (Roundabout), Rude Entertainment (Drama Dept.), Blue Window (The Barrow Group), and Troilus and Cressida (Delacorte). Film work includes Spotlight, Split, Lovesong, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nasty Baby, Moonrise Kingdom, Runoff, Meek's Cutoff, Coin Heist, Beirut, Beyond the Night, Monsters and Men, Radium Girls, and The Magnificent Meyersons. On television, Mr. Huff played the Chief of Staff to the Mayor on "The Wire." Other television credits include "Falling Water," "The Affair," "Girls," "Person of Interest," "Billions," "Genius," "The Mist," "Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter," "Deadbeat," "The Abolitionists," "Show Me a Hero," "Fringe," "Starved," "Six Degrees," and "Law & Order." Huff trained at NYU's Graduate Acting Program.
Danny Mastrogiorgio (Chuck Morello). Broadway: The Front Page, Golden Boy, Lucky Guy, Rocky, Contact, Wait Until Dark, A Steady Rain. Off-Broadway: The Tempest, Burning, Stunning, The Hallway Trilogy, Wintertime, Sailor's Song. Television: "Instinct," "Deception," Woody Allen's "Crisis in Six Scenes," "The Affair," "Billions," "Gotham," "Show Me a Hero," "Elementary," "Prime Suspect," "Blue Bloods," "White Collar," "The Sopranos," "Law & Order: SVU," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "The Book of Daniel," and more. Films include The Cobbler, God's Pocket, The Mend, Fighting, Enchanted, Blackbird, The Producers, and others.
Dakin Matthews (Piet Wetjoen). Broadway: Waitress, The Audience, Rocky, The Best Man, A Man for All Seasons, Henry IV (Drama Desk Award). New York: Measure for Measure, All's Well That Ends Well (Public Theater), The Winter's Tale, The Cherry Orchard (Bridge Project), Freedomland (Playwrights Horizons), The Hostage, The School for Scandal (The Acting Company), Brigadoon, Where's Charley? (City Center Encores!). Over 250 regional productions. 40 films including True Grit, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, and Zero Charisma. Television credits include "The King of Queens," "Desperate Housewives," and "Gilmore Girls."
Jack McGee (Pat McGloin). Broadway debut. McGee began his stage work at The Brookfield Playhouse in Connecticut. Notable film credits include The Fighter and Crash. Television appearances include "This Is Us," "Pitch," "The McCarthys," and "Rescue Me."
Clark Middleton (Hugo Kalmar) has performed in many of the major theaters in New York City and across the US, creating roles for such writers as Sam Shepard, John Guare, David Ives, John Belluso, Lanford Wilson, and Jason Katims, among others. His solo show, Miracle Mile, was based on his life-long journey with rheumatoid arthritis. Film: Birdman, Snowpiercer, Taking Woodstock, Sin City, Kill Bill: Volume 2. Television credits include "Twin Peaks: The Return," "The Blacklist," "The Path," "Fringe," and "Law & Order." Middleton is a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio and a member of The Actors Center.
Michael Potts (Joe Mott). Original Broadway companies of 1984, Jitney, The Book of Mormon, Grey Gardens, and Lennon. Potts received the Falstaff Award for Richard III at Classic Stage, and the Obie Award for The American Play at the Public Theater. Select film: 37, Change in the Air, Hometown Hero, Let Me Make You a Martyr, Diggers, The Peacemaker, Stonewall, and The Conspiracy Theory. Television: HBO's "True Detective" opposite Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, "Show Me A Hero," "The Wire." Recurring roles on "Madam Secretary," "Person of Interest," "Gotham," "Law & Order: SVU," "Damages," and "Nurse Jackie." Potts is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Reg Rogers (James Cameron). Broadway: Present Laughter, You Can't Take It with You, The Big Knife, A Free Man of Color, The Royal Family (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), Holiday (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award nomination). Off-Broadway: An Enemy of the People, Privacy, All's Well That Ends Well, Measure for Measure (Delacorte Theater), The Pain & The Itch, The Dazzle (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award), Back at Leipzig, Cellini. Television: "Hell on Wheels," "Bull," "The Knick," "The Americans," "Flesh and Bone," "Boardwalk Empire."
Frank Wood (Cecil Lewis) won the Tony Award and the Drama League Award for Side Man. Broadway: Hughie, Clybourne Park, August: Osage County, Born Yesterday, Hollywood Arms. Off-Broadway: In the Blood, Can You Forgive Her, The Babylon Line, The Nether, Angels in America, Spring Awakening, The God of Hell. Film: Detroit, Gold, St. Vincent, Changeling, The Taking of Pelham 123, Dan in Real Life, Thirteen Days, Pollock, People I Know, In America, Down to You, The Royal Tenenbaums. Television: "The Get Down," "The Night Of," "Mozart in the Jungle," "The Newsroom," "Younger," "The Good Wife," "Modern Family," "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "The Knick," "Girls," "Flight of the Conchords," "Grey's Anatomy," "The Sopranos," "Bored to Death," "Law & Order: SVU." Regional: Goodman Theatre, Huntington Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, New York Stage and Film. Education: BA, Wesleyan University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.
George C. Wolfe (Director) is the winner of five Tony Awards, including two for Best Director for Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, which received the Tony for Best Play, and for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk, for which he also received the Drama League Award. His other theatre directing credits include Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed (New York Drama Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical); Lucky Guy; The Normal Heart (Drama Desk for Best Director, Tony for Best Revival of a Play); Jelly's Last Jam (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Book of a Musical); Angels in America: Perestroika (Drama Desk for Best Director, Tony for Best Play); Topdog/Underdog (Obie Award); Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Elaine Stritch At Liberty (Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event); The Tempest; The Wild Party; Caroline, or Change; and A Free Man Of Color. He is the writer of the award-winning The Colored Museum and Shuffle Along..., directed and adapted Spunk (Obie), created Harlem Song for the Apollo Theatre, and conceived and directed a celebration of the American Musical at the White House. Mr. Wolfe recently directed and co-wrote the HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, as well as the HBO film Lackawanna Blues, for which he earned The Directors Guild Award, a National Board of Review Award, an Independent Spirit nomination for Best First Feature, a Christopher Award, and The Humanitas Prize. From 1993-2005 he served as the Artistic Director and Producer of The Public Theater, and he is the Chief Creative Officer for the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Additional awards include The Actors' Equity Paul Robeson Award, The Society of Directors and Choreographers' "Mr. Abbott" and Joe A. Calloway Awards, The Dramatists Guild's Hull-Warriner Award, The New Dramatists' Outstanding Career Achievement Award, The NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, The Lambda Liberty Award, The Spirit of the City Award, The Brendan Gill Prize, The Distinguished Alumni Award from New York University, and a Princess Grace Award for fostering the careers of young artists. Mr. Wolfe was named a Library Lion by the New York Public Library, and a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Santo Loquasto (Scenic Design). Broadway: Hello, Dolly! (Tony Award for costume design); Cafe Crown (Tony for set design); The Cherry Orchard (Tony for costume design); Grand Hotel (Tony for costume design). Seventeen additional Tony nominations. Film credits include Radio Days (Academy Award nomination for production design), Bullets Over Broadway (Academy Award nomination for production design), and Zelig (Academy Award nomination for costume design). He received the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration in 2002, was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2004, and received the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for the Arts in 2006, the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Breukelein Institute Gaudium Award in 2013.
Ann Roth (Costume Design) is a Tony Award-winning costume designer with over 100 theatre design credits. Select Broadway credits include The Odd Couple, Purlie, Seesaw, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, They're Playing Our Song, Hurlyburly, The House of Blue Leaves, The Book of Mormon, The Nance (Tony Award), A Raisin in the Sun, This Is Our Youth, A Delicate Balance, Blackbird, Shuffle Along..., and The Front Page. Film credits include The English Patient (Academy Award), The Post, Julie & Julia, The Reader, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, Cold Mountain, The Hours, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Birdcage, Klute, Working Girl, Silkwood, 9 to 5, Hair, and Midnight Cowboy. Roth was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2011.
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer (Lighting Design) have been awarded a combined nine Tony Awards. Broadway credits for George C. Wolfe include Shuffle Along... (Tony nomination); Lucky Guy (Tony); The Wild Party (Tony nomination); Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk (Tony); Angels in America (Tony nomination for Fisher); Jelly's Last Jam (Tony for Fisher); Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; Harlem Song; Caroline, or Change; and A Free Man of Color. Additional theatre credits include Assassins (Tony); Jane Eyre (Tony nomination); Marie Christine (Tony nomination); Ragtime (Tony nomination); The Will Rogers Follies (Tony for Fisher); Grand Hotel, The Musical (Tony for Fisher); Dancin' (Tony for Fisher); Ulysses in Nighttown (Tony for Fisher); and Pippin (Tony for Fisher). Music industry lighting designs include Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Neil Young, Parliament-Funkadelic, and Tracy Chapman. Film lighting highlights include Chicago, School of Rock, Dreamgirls, Burlesque, The Producers, Neil Young Trunk Show, and Beauty and the Beast.