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WaterTower Theatre Announces Limited-Engagement Run Of GOLDEN BOY In Concert

WaterTower Theatre announced on Friday, August 23 that it will round out its 2019-2020 season with a special limited-engagement, concert-style production of the inspiring 1960s musical Golden Boy. Adapted from the 1930s drama by Clifford Odets, and featuring a book by Odets and William Gibson, Golden Boy tells the story of Joe Wellington, a young black man trying to rise from the Harlem ghetto as a prizefighter. Wellington, originated on Broadway in 1964 by the iconic Sammy Davis, Jr., is enticed by the boxing world's promise of fame and fortune, but he makes one critical mistake: falling for his manager's white girlfriend, Lorna.

Golden Boy will run from August 20-30, 2020, on the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The production will be led by Director Aaron Brown and Music Director Sheilah V. Walker, with choreography by Kellie Carroll. The outstanding score by Charles Strouse, with lyrics by Lee Adams, includes songs such as "I Wanna Be With You", "This Is the Life", "Night Song", and "Colorful". Golden Boy is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

"I have always had an affinity for Mr. Strouse's work and had the pleasure of working with him a few years ago. Upon speaking with him about Golden Boy and its beautiful score, it became clear to me this work should be done!" said Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director. "I am very excited to have this wonderful artistic team lead this beautiful piece. Golden Boy is a rarity and gem of the American Musical Theatre."

Single tickets to Golden Boy will be on sale beginning Tuesday, August 27, 2019, for $38 for adults. Subscribers who purchase tickets before September 30 will receive a special ticket price of $29. After September 30, subscribers may purchase tickets for $33. Tickets will be available online at, by phone at 972-450-6232, or by visiting the Box Office at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

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