Saturday, April 20, 2024

Broadway: Denzel Washington’s “Iceman Cometh” Postpones First Preview One Day– Because The Iceman “Cameth”


Tonight– Thursday– was supposed to be the first preview for Denzel Washington in “The Iceman Cometh” on Broadway.

But you know, the Iceman- he cameth, as they say. New York this morning is slush, ice and lingering snow. So Denzel and Eugene O’Neill’s famous characters like Hickey, Harry Hope, Parritt and Jimmy Tomorrow will have to wait until Friday to get going with this revival of the 1946 classic.

Of course, all the characters are drunk so they won’t notice anyway. What’s another day?

This new production, directed by George C. Wolfe, opens April 26th and co-stars Tammy Blanchard, Reg Rogers, Dakin Matthews, Bill Irwin, David Morse, and Colm Meaney (who’s actually Irish from Ireland). If it’s not great, we’re all in trouble!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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