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Denzel Washington will return to Broadway this spring

Denzel Washington will return to Broadway this spring

Washington's last Broadway film was "A Raisin in the Sun", which was showcased at the Ethel Barrymore Theater Sun' in 2014.

Denzel Washington's going to star as Theodore "Hickey" Hickman in Eugene O'Neill's iconic play The Iceman Cometh on Broadway next spring.

It hasn't been revealed who else is going to be in this new Denzel Washington revival of The Iceman Cometh, a massive opus that's got a grand total of 19 characters in it. The latter was recently adapted into a film, where he also starred with Viola Davis and served as director.

Hickey drinks around during his visits and tells stories of his exploits and his experiences on the road. Tony victor George C. Wolfe will direct the production set to begin previews on March 22 and open on April 26.

The drama is known as one of the playwright's most demanding works, requiring stamina from both its actors and audiences ' with full stagings running almost five hours. The limited engagement is scheduled for 14 weeks only. It requires both the actors and audience of the play lots of stamina because its staging runs for nearly five hours.

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Washington has always been a O'Neill fan. By starring in the first Broadway revival of "Fences", which picked up about every major prize on offer in 1987, when it arrived on Broadway, Mr. Washington is stepping into the outsize shadow of James Earl Jones. He directed several Broadway productions including "The Normal Heart", "All That Followed", "Angels in America" and much more.

Fearing audiences would reject the play, which runs almost five hours, O'Neill delayed its Broadway premiere until 1946.

Performances are set to begin March 22, 2018 ahead of an April 26 opening.

Hopefully, more details about the drama revival will come out soon.