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Denzel Washington to return to Broadway in ‘Iceman Cometh’

Denzel Washington, seen here in the  movie "Deja Vu,"

Denzel Washington, seen here in the  movie "Deja Vu," will be returning to Broadway in 2018, starring in "The Iceman Cometh." Credit: Touchstone / Bruckheimer / Via Bloomberg News

Denzel Washington is coming back to Broadway.

He’ll appear in yet another revival of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh,” starring as Hickey, a patron of a rundown bar on Manhattan’s West Side inhabited by a bunch of drifters happy to hear his road stories and imbibe in the drinks he’s known to buy.

 Kevin Spacey led a 1999 revival the last time the play hit Broadway, but it’s a part that has attracted many a major name, including Jason Robards and James Earl Jones. Nathan Lane played Hickey in a 2015 run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

A major box-office draw, Washington was last on Broadway in “A Raisin in the Sun,” in 2014 and won a Tony for ”Fences” in 2010. ”Iceman,” directed by five-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe, is set to start previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on March 22, with an April 26 opening. Hot ticket alert: it’s a limited 14-week run.

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