The Goodman Theatre's production of The Iceman Cometh runs at the BAM Harvey Theater February 5—March 15. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of articles, interviews, and videos related to the production. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.
"I knew 'em all": Eugene O'Neill and the Iceman (BAM blog)
How and why O'Neill came to pen The Iceman Cometh.
Eugene O'Neill: Adrift in Buenos Aires (BAM blog)
An illustrated account of Eugene O'Neill's early years.
"The Family Circle of Inmates" (BAM blog)
Get to know Harry Hope, Larry Slade, Theodore “Hickey” Hickman, and the other Iceman Cometh saloon dwellers.
The Iceman Speaketh (BAM blog)
Learn to distinguish your “bazoo” from your “bug-juice” with this handy glossary of idiosyncratic Iceman language.
There's Something Funny In This Saloon (The New York Times)
After doing The Addams Family on Broadway, Nathan Lane needed a change. So he wrote an email.
The Iceman Cometh Again (Chicago Tribune)
Brian Dennehy and director Robert Falls first worked on the Goodman Theatre’s The Iceman Cometh 25 years ago.
Brooks Atkinson’s 1946 Review of The Iceman Cometh
Eugene O'Neill has "plunged again into the black quagmire of men's illusions and composed a rigadoon of death as strange and elemental as his first works."
Eugene O’Neill’s Biography (EOneill.com)
Before entering the theater, the Iceman Cometh playwright wasn’t unlike some of the play’s disillusioned characters.
Eugene O’Neill’s Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (NobelPrize.org)
O'Neill had already won the Nobel Prize by the time he wrote The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and other classic plays.
Look & Listen
The Iceman Cometh Talk at BAM (BAM.org)
Watch highlights from our March 2 talk with Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy.
Excerpt from The Iceman Cometh (The New York Times)
Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in action.
Eugene O’Neill: His Life, Work, and Legacy (National Theatre)
It was at a tuberculosis sanitarium that O’Neill decided to dedicate his life to the theater.
Now your turn...
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