The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater - Chicago Tribune

February 13, 2015 4:01 AM

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NEW YORK — Some three years after its genesis in Chicago and with its huge, original cast intact, director Robert Falls' five-hour epic production of "The Iceman Cometh" is improbably reborn in Brooklyn, propelled into the shabby-chic confines of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's gorgeously decrepit Harvey Theater, the kind of joint you might associate with Stephen Sondheim's "Follies," a musical set in a theater falling to bits.

At the cushioned Goodman Theatre, one looked up at the denizens of Harry Hope's last-gasp saloon, admiring their frayed beauty in hushed, operatic assemblage. At BAM, among an audience widely embracing fortifying snacks and beverages as part of its great, outer-borough adventure, you look down upon ...

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