Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Masterful, Great writing, Intelligent

About the show

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy come to BAM for the Goodman Theatre’s revival of Eugene O’Neill’s trenchant portrait of hope and disillusionment.

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At Harry Hope’s saloon, the biannual visit of charismatic traveling salesman Hickey is cause for celebration. But when a newly sober Hickey arrives, his renewed outlook on life threatens to upend the lives of his old friends, leading to a series of devastatingly comic and heartbreaking events.

This epic 18-character drama—which garnered critical acclaim and broke box office records in its extended Chicago run—is directed by Robert Falls, whose productions of O’Neill’s works (with longtime artistic collaborator Dennehy) have been the hallmark of his 27-year tenure at the Goodman.



“The Iceman Cometh” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

99
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see the best ensemble on Broadway this year. And the Tony award goes to . . . it should go to everyone in this drama.

Don't see it if you do not like great drama, or if you can't run to the bathroom at the two 10-minute intermissions. The theater sticks to the time limit.

Also This was my first time seeing this play. While it was written decades ... Read more Read less

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Riveting, Great writing, Great staging

See it if a great masterwork by one of America's greatest playwrights. it delves into the dark depths of people's lives.

Don't see it if a very long play populated by unpleasant people who drink whiskey nonstop. there is no happy ending, only a dark corner to hide in.

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

See it if O'Neill would not be let down in this tour de force performance of "Iceman..". The company gives you more than a show they give you an event

Don't see it if You don't have a spare 5 hours you're willing to give up.

93
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if Great performances classic American play

Don't see it if Your attention span is short, or you're allergic to the phrase "pipe dreams"

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if A great revival beautifully done.The play moved along easily and did not feel like an almost 4 hour ordeal. The performances were riveting.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of O'Neill's plays.Although it is lengthy, it commands your attention.The cast of great actors was enjoyable to watch

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You want to see a talented cast led by a Denzel Washington, a masterful actor. The cast blends together well making the dialogue seamless.

Don't see it if You do no enjoy dramas that are lengthy and intense.

Also The play is intense and moves effortlessly through the life stories of... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Resonant, Great writing

See it if You love superb acting from EVERY ACTOR, ( & DENZEL!!!) want to glimpse the world of Early 20th century and appreciate top notch writing.

Don't see it if You aren’t into serious plays or are put off with subject of alcoholism... OR if you don’t like amazing acting!

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you want to get slowly pulled into a story that piece by piece pulls you into a depiction of human and societal tragedy.

Don't see it if you need a play that only lasts 90 minutes, or has fast-paced action

90
Masterful, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in a great production of an American classic.

Don't see it if you're not interested in our heritage.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you want to see a first-rate production of a classic.

Don't see it if you aren't into really long classic plays.

82
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if If you are an O'Neill fan. the Ensemble is excellent with some stand out performances - especially David Morse. The atmosphere is palpable

Don't see it if You don't have patience for very long plays about sad topics.

Also Some of the dialogue was difficult to understand and I was sitting in ... Read more Read less

82
Great acting, Masterful, Dated

See it if A lot of dialogue to follow with acting that was incredible. you enjoy serious plays.

Don't see it if you can't sit through a 4 hour serious play.

80
Ambitious, Intense, Indulgent

See it if You are a fan of Denzel or O'Neil

Don't see it if You strain to hear unmiked voices and to see a play for nearly 4 hours

30
Couldn’t hear actors

See it if if you’re a fan of the play and you’re in the front few rows

Don't see it if If you’re not in the category above

Also I left after the first act. The theater swallowed the voices of the ac... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy, Epic, Great acting

See it if ...you like Eugene O'Neill, classic 20th century American drama, long plays

Don't see it if ...you don't like serious plays or long plays

82
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful, Great writing

See it if love great acting and great writing.

Don't see it if you saw Kevin Spacey nail it in an earlier revival.

77
Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Masterful, Disappointing

See it if You like serio-dramas

Don't see it if You like musicals.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Epic, Great acting

See it if Any intelligent person

Don't see it if If you just like musicals

95
Edgy, Great acting, Intense, Masterful, Relevant

See it if You like Mamet

Don't see it if You don't like Mamet


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