Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane will reprise his acclaimed performance as Theodore “Hickey” Hickman in the Goodman Theatre’s 2012 revival of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh in a six-week run at BAM beginning February 2, 2015. Joining Lane at the Harvey Theater will be two-time Tony winner Brian Dennehy (as Larry Slade) and the original Chicago cast, directed by Robert Falls.
The full cast includes Stephen Ouimette as Harry Hope, Larry Neumann Jr. as Ed Mosher, Salvatore Inzerillo as Rocky Pioggi, Marc Grapey as Chuck Morello, John Judd as Piet Wetjoen, John Reeger as Cecil Lewis, James Harms as James Cameron, John Douglas Thompson as Joe Mott, Lee Wilkof as Kugo Kalmer, John Hoogenakker as Willie Oban, Patrick Andress as Don Parritt, Tara Sissom as Pearl, Lee Stark as Margie and Kate Arrington as Cora.
A five-hour-long, 18-character epic set in 1912 in Harry Hope’s NYC bar, The Iceman Cometh debuted on Broadway in 1946. The play was most recently revived in 1999 in a production starring Kevin Spacey as the garrulous Hickey. (In a hotly contested Best Actor Tony race, Dennehy’s performance in Death of a Salesman bested Spacey’s bravura star turn.)
Lane most recently starred on Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance, for which he received a 2013 Best Actor Tony nomination. A Tony winner for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, he received an additional Tony nomination for playing Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls, a performance he will reprise in a Carnegie Hall concert next spring. His recurring stint on TV’s The Good Wife earned an Emmy nomination.
In addition to his Tony for Death of a Salesman, Dennehy took home the Best Actor prize for playing James Tyrone in the 2003 revival of O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night. His most recent Broadway appearance was in a short-lived 2009 revival of O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms. He is currently starring in The Steward of Christendom at Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.
The BAM production of The Iceman Cometh, co-produced by Scott Rudin, will run from February 5 to March 15, 2015. Tickets will go on sale in fall 2014.