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Nathan Lane tips N.Y. remount of Goodman’s ‘Iceman Cometh’

Brian Dennehy  Nathan Lane  who are starring 'The Iceman Cometh'  photaken  The Goodman Theater April 11

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

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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.



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