Historical Facts

9 Oct 1946

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“The Iceman Cometh,” by Eugene O’Neill, opens on Broadway
Hailed by many critics as Eugene O’Neill’s finest work, The Iceman Cometh opens at the Martin Beck Theater on October 9, 1946. The play, about desperate tavern bums clinging to illusion as a remedy for despair, was the last O’Neill play to be produced on Broadway before the author’s death in 1953.

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