Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane, who are starring in "The Iceman Cometh" in a photo taken at The Goodman Theater on April 11, 2012. | Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times
Updated: June 29, 2013 6:02AM
Nathan Lane, who co-starred with Brian Dennehy in an acclaimed 2012 production of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” at the Goodman Theatre, says the show will live again “in a year or two” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
“I’m really looking forward to going back to that play again,” he told USA Today, “because it was such a monumental experience — kind of life-changing.”
Despite the high-profile stars, sold-out houses and raves from critics nationwide, the production by director Robert Falls had seemed a longshot for a New York transfer. Shortly after its closing last June, Goodman executive director Roche Schulfer told the Sun-Times a Broadway run was not in the immediate future.
“The reasons are many,” he said at the time. “There is the high cost of the production [which had a cast of 18 actors and ran close to five hours], and the unavailability of a proper theater.”
Lane now is starring on Broadway in Douglas Carter Beane’s play “The Nance,” a role for which he is nominated in the best actor category at the Tony Awards on June 9.