Goodman's THE ICEMAN COMETH, Starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, Will Likely Not Take Broadway Bow


Robert Falls' major revival of THE ICEMAN COMETH, which opened on May 3 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, will likely not make the move to Broadway according to a Chicago Tribune report this morning.

Producer Scott Rudin, who holds the rights to produce the show on Broadway, has decided not to stage the Goodman Theatre production on the Great White Way; still, other producers have been - and are still planning on attending - the show to determine interest in a transfer, says the Goodman's artistic director, Robert Falls. 

The production is led by Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Nathan Lane as Theodore "Hickey" Hickman, the quintessential purveyor and slayer of pipe dreams. The 18-member cast is one of the largest ensembles to take the Goodman stage in recent years. Tony Award-winner Brian Dennehy portrays one-time syndicalist-anarchist Larry Slade, joined by mix of local and out-of-town actors as the motley assortment of former soldiers of fortune, entrepreneurs, political dissidents and social outcasts in Harry Hope's saloon.

In 1994, Rudin won Best Musical Tony Award for his production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion. The following year, he, along with others, produced Kathleen Turner's Broadway comeback, Indiscretions, and Ralph Fiennes New York theatre debut in Hamlet. In 1996, Rudin produced the revival of the Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, which starred Lane, Ernie Sabella and Mark Linn-Baker. Among Rudin's many other credits are this season's One Man, Two Guvnors and the Tony Award-winning revival of Death of a Salesman.

Due to high demand for tickets, Goodman Theatre has extended run of THE ICEMAN COMETH for six additional performances through June 17. Tickets start at $61 for the added performances (prices are subject to change) and can be purchased at, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).

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