DENZEL WASHINGTON EARNS ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATION AHEAD OF RETURN TO BROADWAY “THE ICEMAN COMETH”
This morning Tony Award® winner and two-time Academy Award® winner Denzel Washington received an Academy Award®nomination, his ninth nomination to date, for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Roman J. Israel, Esq. Next week, he will begin rehearsals for his eagerly anticipated return to Broadway in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh, directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe.
Preview performances for this 14-week limited engagement begin Thursday, March 22 ahead of an official opening on Thursday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at icemanonbroadway.com, via Telecharge.com or by phone at 212 239 6200, or by visiting the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre Box Office beginning February 5.
Writing about The Iceman Cometh in 1985, Frank Rich of The New York Times raved, “the word ‘masterwork’ is not invoked lightly. Eugene O’Neill’s tragic vision remains undiminished by time. The Iceman Cometh is a ferocious American classic that has lost none of its power to send one shaking into the middle of the night.”
Mr. Washington, fresh off his extraordinary sell-out runs in both Fences and A Raisin in the Sun, returns to the main stem in “the greatest American play” (New York Magazine) by “the greatest American playwright” (The Washington Post).