Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will be returning to Broadway next year to star in The Iceman Cometh revival which will be staged by George C. Wolfe.

Washington also starred in other Broadway productions such as “Julius Caesar,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” and “Fences.” The latter was recently adapted into a film, where he also starred with Viola Davis and served as director.

The Broadway Comeback

“The Iceman Cometh” is an epic drama in 1939, which was first staged in 1946. The first revival of “The Iceman Cometh” was in 1999, with Kevin Spacey as Hickey.

Hickey drinks around during his visits and tells stories of his exploits and his experiences on the road.

The setting of the play is on the West Side of Manhattan, in saloon populated by a bunch of washouts.

The occasional visits of Theodore Hickey are what gives light to the place—the role which Denzel Washington will be playing in his Broadway comeback.

Denzel Washington will be at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater in New York, in a strict 14-week engagement. The revival will be directed by the multiple Tony Awardee, George C. Wolfe and produced by Scott Rudin, who was also the producer of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

The drama is known as one of the most demanding works of its playwright. It requires both the actors and audience of the play lots of stamina because its staging runs for almost five hours.

The reviews were mixed, but the following revivals paved the way for the drama to gain reputation and be classified as one of the American classics.

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What to expect on 'The Iceman Cometh' revival

Additional casts and crews for “The Iceman Cometh” are still to be announced. Denzel Washington’s fans have high hopes, that is for sure. His Broadway comeback will surely be one for the books, and another to look forward to as Washington is one of the most reliable stars in Hollywood.

The director of the revival, George C. Wolfe on the other hand, has an extensive and incredibly impressive resume which includes five Tony Awards. He directed several Broadway productions including “The Normal Heart,” “All That Followed,” “Angels in America” and much more.

In 2018, Washington will again grace Broadway his presence, giving people something to look forward to for the next year. The previews of the show begin on March 22, 2018, and April 26 at Jacob’s Theater in New York.Hopefully, more details about the drama revival will come out soon.

Hopefully, more details about the drama revival will come out soon.