The Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, has announced an extension through July 17, owing to overwhelming critical response and audience attendence.
The Spacey 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. Along with the Academy award winning, 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).
Danza's New York credits include A View From The Bridge and Wrong Turn at Lungfish. Finneran recently co-starred in a revival of John Guare's Bosoms and Neglect at Signature Theatre. Emerson won acclaim playing Oscar Wilde in Off-Broadway's Gross Indecency. Giamatti is best known for playing a wretched little radio program director in the Howard Stern film, "Private Parts." Leonard's Broadway credits include Arcadia and Candida.
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.
For tickets ($50-$100) and information on The Iceman Cometh at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre call (212) 307-4100. Students with a valid ID can purchase two $20 tickets; a limited number are specially set aside after 5 PM each performance day.