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Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy Star in Six-Week Engagement of 'The Iceman Cometh' at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Feb 05, 2015 11:02 AM EST

The Goodman Theater’s renowned, four-act epic drama The Iceman Cometh is coming to the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a six-week engagement. The show stars Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in the revival of Eugene O’Neill’s portrait of hope and disillusionment.

According to the BAM website, at Harry Hope’s saloon, the biannual visit of charismatic traveling salesman Hickey (Lane) is cause for celebration. But when a newly sober Hickey arrives, his renewed outlook on life threatens to upend the lives of his old friends, leading to a series of devastatingly comic and heartbreaking events. Dennehy plays Larry Slade, a regular at the saloon.

The 18-character drama, directed by Robert Falls, sold out its Chicago run in 2012 and garnered critical acclaim. The New York Times said, “Mr. Falls’s superbly cast production contains as many great performances as I’ve seen in a single show in years.”

Falls's productions of O’Neill’s works -- with longtime artistic collaborator Dennehy -- have been the hallmark of his 27-year tenure at the Goodman.

The original cast and creative team from Chicago will return for the BAM engagement. The show will feature set design by Kevin Depinet, inspired by a set design by John Conklin, lighting design by Natasha Katz and costume design by Merrily Murray-Walsh.

The Iceman Cometh is written in four acts and runs almost five hours long. The show will run at BAM from Feb. 5 until March 15 at the Harvey Theater.

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