The Chicago revival of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, may transfer from the Goodman Theatre to Broadway, according to The New York Times. Goodman Theatre executive director Roche Schulfer reportedly said, “there’s a lot of interest [from producers] and a lot of conversation and we’re hopeful—based on the level of interest—that this Iceman will come to Broadway in the fall.” No exact theater, dates or casting have been announced.
Set in Harry Hope’s saloon, The Iceman Cometh is a story of a lively group of drunks who anticipate the arrival of their friend Hickey (Lane), a magnetic traveling salesman who is always ready to have fun. But when Hickey arrives in the saloon as a sober, changed man, he attempts to improve the lives of his old friends. The Chicago production has a running time of 4 hours and 45 minutes and includes three intermissions.
Lane won Tony Awards for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and received an additional nomination for Guys and Dolls. His many Broadway credits include The Addams Family, Waiting for Godot, The Odd Couple, Butley, The Frogs, The Play What I Wrote, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Love! Valor! Compassion!, Some Americans Abroad and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. His film and TV credits include The Lion King, The Producers, The Birdcage and Modern Family.
Dennehy received Tony Awards for Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman. His additional Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind, Desire Under the Elms and Translations. His film and TV credits include Rambo, First Blood, Best Seller, Ratatouille, Tommy Boy, Righteous Kill, The Next Three Days and the 2000 television adaptation of Death of a Salesman.