The Iceman Cometh

Eugene O' Neill's The Iceman Cometh - The name Denzel in block letters with images of an apartment stoop inside and a man with his back turned in a trench coat and hat as if walking away.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

SATURDAY @ 1 PM & 7:30 PM

Run Dates

March 23, 2018 - July 01, 2018

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

3:50 hrs

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Show Description

Strictly Limited Engagement

Denzel Washington, two-time Academy Award® winner and Tony Award® winner, returns to Broadway in one of the signal roles in the American theatre in Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Frank Rich
of The New York Times raved, “the word ‘masterwork’ is not invoked lightly. Eugene O’Neill’s tragic vision remains undiminished by time. The Iceman Cometh is a ferocious American classic that has lost none of its power to send one shaking into the middle of the night.”

The Iceman Cometh is set in New York in 1912 in Harry Hope's downmarket Greenwich Village saloon and rooming house. The patrons, twelve men and three female prostitutes, are dead-end alcoholics who spend every possible moment seeking oblivion in each other's company and trying to con or wheedle free drinks from Harry and the bartenders. They drift without purpose from day to day, coming fully to life only during the semi-annual visits of the salesman Theodore Hickman, known to them as Hickey (Washington)

Audience Advisory

NO LATE SEATING Act I will be followed by a 10 minute intermission; Act II by a brief pause; Act III by a 10 minute intermission. If you leave your seat during the performance, you will not be permitted to return until the break.


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March 23, 2018 - July 01, 2018

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

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Audio Description: Pre-recorded

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Theatre Details


Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St / Times Square

By Bus: Take M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Seating: Orchestra section: The seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.Mezzanine sectionLocated on the 2nd level, up 3 short flights of stairs (29 steps). Once on the Mezzanine or Balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row.

Elevator\Escalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Box Office: The box office is in the lobby which is street level. The counter is wheelchair accessible.

Restroom: Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level. Additional restrooms (not wheelchair accessible) are also located down 1 flight of stairs.

Water Fountain: Located in the restrooms.

Telephone: Pay Phone located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 54".

Assisted Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Copper Induction Loop also available.

Folding Armrests: Sixteen (16) seats with folding armrests. Ask box office for mobility seats for these locations.

Reviews (3)

Let's get straight to the burning question about Broadway's "The Iceman Cometh," Eugene O'Neill's 1946 booze-soaked saga of curdled lives and dashed dreams: Does marquee attraction Denzel Washington delivereth the goods?          You bet — and then some.


"The Iceman Cometh" is in its way O'Neill's version of "The Divine Comedy," only his hell is on Earth. Fortunately with George C. Wolfe and his superlative company to guide us through, we've got a match made in theatre heaven.


Happily, the cast assembled by the veteran director George C. Wolfe is almost without a weak link. It is made up of a collection of actors working at the top of their form to bring combustible life to a stage full of embalmed souls. Hickey, in fact, does not appear until late in the first act, by which time we have come to know all the dead dreams that dog the men and women who make an informal home at the saloon run by the sardonically named Harry Hope.