Denzel Washington To Star In The Iceman Cometh on Broadway
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington will star in The Iceman Cometh on Broadway. The acclaimed play is by Eugene O’Neill. It will be directed by George Wolfe.
Washington will take the stage at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre for the production. The story follows a group of alcoholics and misfits who endlessly discuss but never act on their dreams, and Hickey, the traveling salesman determined to strip them of their pipe dreams.
The play begins March 22, 2018 and runs through April 26, 2018.
Washington has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001).
He has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1980s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). He has been a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee, Antoine Fuqua and Tony Scott. In 2016, Washington was selected as the recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
In 2002, Washington made his directorial debut with biographical film Antwone Fisher. His second directorial effort was The Great Debaters, released in 2007. Washington’s third directorial effort, Fences, starring himself and Viola Davis, was released on December 16, 2016, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.