Casting is complete for the Goodman Theatre revival of Eugene O’Neill’s epic drama The Iceman Cometh, starring Tony winners Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy. The classic play will run at the Chicago venue from April 22 through June 12, directed by Goodman artistic director Robert Falls.
Joining Lane and Dennehy as Theodore "Hickey" Hickman and Larry Slade, respectively, will be Broadway vets Stephen Ouimette (La Bete) as Harry Hope and Lee Wilkof (original star of Little Shop of Horrors) as Hugo Kalmar. The cast also features Larry Neumann, Jr. as Ed Mosher, Sal Inzerillo as Rocky Pioggi, Marc Grapey as Chuck Morello, John Judd as Piet Wetjoen, James Harms as James Cameron, John Douglas Thompson as Joe Mott, John Hoogenakker as Willie Oban, Patrick Andrews as Don Parritt, Tara Sissom as Pearl, Lee Stark as Margie and Jennifer Engstrom as Cora.
Written in 1939, The Iceman Cometh is set in a Greenwich Village saloon and rooming house in 1912, and follows a motley group of drunks and delusional dreamers. The show premiered on Broadway in 1946, starring James Barton and Carl Benton Reid. A 1999 revival starred Kevin Spacey as Hickey and Tim Pigott-Smith as Slade, as well as Tony Danza, Paul Giamatti and Robert Sean Leonard.
The Iceman Cometh includes set design by Kevin Depinet, lighting design by Natasha Katz and costume design by Merrily Murray-Walsh.