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.