Lee Wilkof, Stephen Ouimette and More Will Join Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in Iceman in Chicago | Playbill

News Lee Wilkof, Stephen Ouimette and More Will Join Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in Iceman in Chicago
Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls announced full casting for the Chicago revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh starring the previously announced Tony Award winners Nathan Lane as Hickey and Brian Dennehy as Larry Slade. Tickets for the April 21-June 10 run go on sale noon Feb. 3.

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In addition to Lane (The Producers) and Dennehy (Long Day's Journey Into Night and Death of a Salesman), director Falls' production will also feature Stephen Ouimette (Broadway's La Bete, TV's "Slings & Arrows") as Harry Hope, proprietor of a saloon and rooming house; Larry Neumann, Jr. as Ed Mosher, Hope's brother-in-law and one-time circus man; Sal Inzerillo as Rocky Pioggi, night bartender; Marc Grapey as Chuck Morello, day bartender; John Judd as Piet Wetjoen ("The General"), one-time leader of a Boer Commando; John Reeger as Cecil Lewis ("The Captain"), one-time captain of a British Infantry; James Harms as James Cameron ("Jimmy Tomorrow"), one-time Boer War Correspondent; John Douglas Thompson (Public Theater's King Lear, Irish Rep's Emperor Jones) as Joe Mott, one-time proprietor of a gambling house; Lee Wilkof (the original Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors) as Hugo Kalmar, one-time editor of anarchist periodicals; John Hoogenakker as Willie Oban, Harvard Law School alumnus; Patrick Andrews as Don Parritt; Tara Sissom as Pearl; Lee Stark as Margie; and Jennifer Engstrom as Cora.

The design team for The Iceman Cometh includes Kevin Depinet (set), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Merrily Murray-Walsh (costumes). Joseph Drummond is the production stage manager.

Here's how Goodman bills the classic by Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate O'Neill: "In The Iceman Cometh, Harry Hope's saloon is home to a ragtag band of drunks and dreamers who celebrate the arrival of Hickey, the charismatic traveling salesman whose raucous presence always ensures a grand good time. But when a newly sober Hickey blows in with a renewed outlook on life, his zealous attempts to fix the lives of his old friends leads to a series of events that are at once devastatingly comic and heartbreaking — and a revelation that threatens to shatter the tenuous illusions that fuel their lives."

O'Neill, the father of modern American drama, wrote Ah! Wilderness!, Anna Christie, Long Day's Journey Into Night, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Desire Under the Elms, Beyond the Horizon, Strange Interlude, Hughie, A Touch of the Poet and more.

For tickets, call (312) 443-3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org.

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