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. More…
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.
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
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
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.
See it if You like Denzel Washington, the most lauded stage and screeen actor of his generation. If you like Eugene O'Neill"s plays.
Don't see it if You do not like serious American theater.... Honestly, I cannot think of anything I did not like!
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.
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.
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.
See it if Chance to see Denzel , Colin Meany,Harry Hope,David Morse.
Don't see it if 4hrs of dense language,barroom rambles and despair is too much waiting until Denzels salesman gives his monologue
See it if You like clever plays that leave you thinking about the meaning of life, but entertain you all throughout
Don't see it if You can't handle great acting in a 4 hour show- there are 3 intermissions as FYI
See it if You want to see a masterful Hickey from Denzel and a remarkable cast that surrounds him, especially Morse and Irwin.
Don't see it if You don't want to spend four hours with Irish alcoholics in a barroom who repeat tiresome platitudes.
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"
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.
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!
See it if See it if you like Denzel Washington. Amazing performance. Dynamic and captivating.
Don't see it if Dont see it if you do not know the story. Spoken in old NY heavy accents, also of you cannot sit for 4 hours.
See it if Here's a classic that takes its time, but the drama is absorbing. You need patience, but the rewards of great plotting and theatre are here.
Don't see it if With four hours plus and three intermissions, it may seem too long for some