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Iceman Cometh, The

Synopsis
Eugene O’Neill wrote THE ICEMAN COMETH in 1939 but it was not produced on Broadway until 1946. It was the 1956 Broadway ‘Circle-in-the-Square’ revival of the play that bought Jason Roberts Jnr. (as he was then known) to the role of Hickey - the travelling salesman whose arrival for his annual binge is eagerly awaited by the denizens of Harry Hope’s low-life bar which is the setting of the play. Hickey arrives a changed man, and his effort to strip the hopeless drunks and misfits of their ‘pipe dreams’ is the core of the play.

This landmark 1960 television production by New York’s Channel 13 (then known as WNTA-TV), brought Robards back to the role of Hickey. Sidney Lumet had left television directing to make Twelve Angry Men (1957) but he returned to television to direct this production which was shot on videotape - only introduced in 1956 - and shown over two nights on November 14th and 21st 1960.
Series
Broadway Classic Collection
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2002
Year of production
1960
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
O’Neill, Eugene; television drama

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99 (INDDVD)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
208 minutes
Year
2004

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£19.99 (BDE)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
208 minutes
Year
2002

Sections

Title
Iceman cometh, The

Distributor

Name

Broadway Classics

Contact
Constantine Frixos (Managing Director)
Email
international@broadwayarchive.com
Web
http://www.broadwayclassics.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7734 4441
Fax
020 7437 0638
Address
1st Floor
Hammer House
117 Wardour Street
London
W1F 0UN
UK
Name

Ind Dvd Ltd

Phone
0207 428 1800
Address
190 Camden High Street
London
NW1 8QP
Name

National Theatre Bookshop

Email
bookshop@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Web
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/28853/dvds/dvds.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7452 3456
Fax
020 7452 33457
Address
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX
Notes
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