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Golden Boy 2012

Opened: December 6, 2012
Closing: January 19, 2013

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GOLDEN BOY is the story of Joe Bonaparte (to be played by Seth Numrich), a young, gifted violinist who is torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter. This will be a rare Broadway production for the Odets classic and the second Odets work to be presented by Lincoln Center Theater following its Tony Award winning revival of Awake and Sing!, also directed by Bartlett Sher, in 2006.


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'Golden Boy' review: Clifford Odets revival
8 / 10

The point of this Lincoln Center Theater production is the rare opportunity to see a pivotal American period piece staged deeply into the period by Bartlett Sher ('South Pacific') with a huge, expert cast that only a nonprofit can afford to showcase with such luxurious dedication today on Broadway…In almost three hours, we watch [Seth Numrich] transform physically into a convincing fighting machine and, ultimately, to a barely recognizable monster of sharp edges and shadows….Sher encourages a few actors to lay on the cultural cliches pretty heavily, but, then again, so did Odets. Mostly, the production combines an exhilarating fast-talking swagger with both Odets' real and overwrought lyricism.

Review: Broadway revival of Clifford Odets’ ‘Golden Boy’ dazzles in the darkness of boxing
9 / 10

A dazzling revival of Clifford Odets’ ”Golden Boy” opened Thursday, still packing a punch after 75 years. Tyson could do well to watch how to successfully put together a show about the rise and fall of a boxer…Tony Shalhoub is a stand-out as Bonaparte’s father, a role whose lines are written in broken Italian-accented English which could be a disaster in the wrong hands...But Shalhoub is so skilled that only a deeply felt character emerges…Numrich, who starred as the young farm boy Albert Narracott in “War Horse,” is a nimble former “shrimp with glasses” here, maintaining his air of insecurity despite a toned physique and a solid left hook. The actor nicely does impetuousness and brashness, but also you can feel his inner tumult at betraying his father….Sher has embraced the realism of this dark world — the sweat, gore and rushes of blood to the head. There are passionate kisses but always a lingering threat of violence. The place reeks of leather and failure.

Review - Marilyn Maye & Golden Boy
by Ben Peltz - January 7, 2013


If you have a hankering to see a room full of grown-ups acting like those teenagers watching The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, then get thee to The Metropolitan Room, where Marilyn Maye is doing her traditional job of knocking 'em dead.

Photo Coverage: In The Spotlight Series-GOLDEN BOY
by Walter McBride - December 13, 2012


On Thursday, December 6, BroadwayWorld.com was there for the opening night of Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. CHeck out photos of the show's stars in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!

TV: Chatting with the Cast of GOLDEN BOY on Opening Night- Danny Burstein, Tony Shaloub, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - December 7, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, opened last night at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast and you can check out what they had to say below!

Review Roundup: GOLDEN BOY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - December 6, 2012


Opening Night is tonight, Thursday, December 6, for Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photo Flash: Complete First Look at Seth Numrich, Danny Burstein and More in LCT's GOLDEN BOY!
by Kelsey Denette - December 4, 2012


Opening Night is this Thursday, December 6 at 6:45 pm for Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Get a complete first look at the all-star cast onstage in the photos below!

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues with GOLDEN BOY and VANYA & SONIA…, 11/29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season with two pre-performance talks with the creators of its two new productions - Golden Boy and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Burstein and More in Lincoln Center Theater's GOLDEN BOY!
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2012


Opening Night is Thursday, December 6 at 6:45 pm for Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic Golden Boy, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Get a first look at the all-star cast onstage in the photos below!

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series Continues with GOLDEN BOY and VANYA & SONIA…, 11/29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - November 15, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, opens its 15th season with two pre-performance talks with the creators of its two new productions - Golden Boy and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

LCT Postpones First Preview of GOLDEN BOY to Friday
by Kelsey Denette - November 5, 2012


Due to a delay in the start of technical rehearsals caused by last week's storm, Lincoln Center Theater has announced that its been forced to postpone previews, by one night, of its 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic GOLDEN BOY, directed by Bartlett Sher. Previews will now begin this Friday, November 9 at 8pm, having been originally scheduled to begin Thursday, November 8. Opening night for GOLDEN BOY will remain as originally scheduled, on Thursday, December 6 at 6:45pm, at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Ticket holders to the November 8 performance should return their tickets to their point of purchase for a refund or exchange.

TV: Chatting with the Cast of GOLDEN BOY- Danny Burstein, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - October 26, 2012


The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say below!

Photo Coverage: Cast of GOLDEN BOY Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - October 25, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater previously announced that Michael Aronov, Danny Burstein, Sean Cullen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ned Eisenberg, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dion Mucciacito, Seth Numrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski Demosthenes Chrysan, Anthony Crivello, Vayu O'Donnell and David Wohl will be featured in its 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic GOLDEN BOY, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, November 8 and opening Thursday, December 6 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937.

FREEZE FRAME: Meet The Company of GOLDEN BOY!
by Walter McBride - October 25, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater previously announced that Michael Aronov, Danny Burstein, Sean Cullen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ned Eisenberg, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dion Mucciacito, Seth Numrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski and David Wohl will be featured in its 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic GOLDEN BOY, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, November 8 and opening Thursday, December 6 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. The cast and creative team met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld brings you a photo preview below. Be sure to check back later for full coverage!

Anthony Crivello to Play 'Eddie Fuseli' in LCT's GOLDEN BOY
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2012


Anthony Crivello will now be playing the role of 'Eddie Fuseli' in GOLDEN BOY at Lincoln Center Theater, the role for which Bill Camp was previously announced. Additionally, Vayu O'Donnell completes the 19-person cast.

Danny Burstein, Yvonne Strahovski, Tony Shalhoub Set to Lead LCT's GOLDEN BOY- Opening Set for 12/6 at the Belasco Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - August 8, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that Michael Aronov, Danny Burstein, Bill Camp, Sean Cullen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ned Eisenberg, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dion Mucciacito, Seth Numrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski and David Wohl will be featured in the 19 member cast of its 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic GOLDEN BOY, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, beginning performances Thursday, November 8 and opening Thursday, December 6 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44 Street), the same theatre where the play premiered in 1937. Additional casting for GOLDEN BOY will be announced at a later date.

Lincoln Center Theater to Present GOLDEN BOY & VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE This Fall
by Nicole Rosky - March 5, 2012


Lincoln Center Theater has announced two productions that will open this fall: a 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets' classic GOLDEN BOY, to be directed by Bartlett Sher beginning performances Thursday November 8 and opening Monday, December 3 at a Broadway theatre to be announced; and the New York premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE a new play by Christopher Durang, to be directed by Nicholas Martin, beginning performances Thursday, October 25 and opening Monday, November 12 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).

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Golden Boy - 2012 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2013 BroadwayWorld Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play Danny Burstein
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play 0
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Michael Yeargan
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Seth Numrich
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Tony Shalhoub
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play 0
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Danny Burstein
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Tony Shalhoub
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or Off-Broadway) 0
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) Michael Yeargan
2013 Theatre World Awards Theatre World Award Yvonne Strahovski
2013 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Catherine Zuber
2013 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Bartlett Sher
2013 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Donald Holder
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Danny Burstein
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Tony Shalhoub
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Lincoln Center Theater
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Andre Bishop
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Bernard Gersten
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Golden Boy
2013 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Michael Yeargan
2013 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Play Peter John Still
2013 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Play Marc Salzberg

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