Iceman Melts Away: Spacey & Company Conclude Run July 17

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The Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, starring Kevin Spacey, will conclude its celebrated run on Broadway on July 17. The production will have played 10 previews and 102 performances.

The Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, starring Kevin Spacey, will conclude its celebrated run on Broadway on July 17. The production will have played 10 previews and 102 performances.

The star-powered revival of Eugene O'Neill's drama began previews March 29 and opened April 8 for a run that had been scheduled through June 26. Despite the play's four-hour running time and $100 top ticket price, it became one of the hottest shows in town and quickly extended three weeks.

The show went on to be nominated for several Tony Awards but walked away from the ceremony empty-handed, losing in most categories -- including best actor -- to Death of a Salesman.

Along with Spacey, the Broadway cast also features Tony Danza (Rocky), Katie Finneran (Cora), Michael Emerson (Willie Oban), Paul Giamatti (Jimmy Tomorrow) and Robert Sean Leonard (Don Parritt).

Rounding out the ensemble cast is Ed Dixon (Piet Wetjoen), Patrick Godfrey (Cecil Lewis), James Hazeldine (Harry Hope), Catherine Kellner (Margie), Clarke Peters (Joe Mott), Tim Pigott-Smith (Larry Slade), Richard Riehle (Pat McGloin), Steve Ryan (Moran), Stephen Singer (Hugo), Dina Spybey (Pearl), Skipp Sudduth (Chuck Morello), Ned Van Zandt (Lieb), and Jeff Weiss (Ed Mosher). The Iceman Cometh concerns the deluded pipe dreams of characters at Harry Hope's saloon who are confronted by Hickey (Spacey), a man who has broken free of his dreams and seeks to lead the others to do the same. Things come undone, however, when the reason for Hickey's transformation becomes known.

Costumes and sets for both mountings have been designed by Bob Crowley, with lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by John A. Leonard, and original music composed by Paddy Cunneen.

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