Oscar Winner Tomei to Star in Reading of Golden Boy; Woodward Directs

News   Oscar Winner Tomei to Star in Reading of Golden Boy; Woodward Directs
Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei, recently on Broadway in the revival of Top Girls, will star in a reading of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy at the Westport Country Playhouse.
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei Photo by Henry Leutwyler

Joanne Woodward will direct the reading, which is scheduled for Aug. 25 at 7 PM. The one-night-only event is part of Westport's "The Classical Series," which brings together professional actors to read the works of master playwrights. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

In Golden Boy, press notes state, "Joe Bonaparte dreams of becoming a world-famous violinist. When he is coerced into prize fighting by the lovely Lorna (Tomei), he discovers that he can make easy money. As he wins match after match, he finds himself losing his musical aspirations and becoming consumed by fortune, fame and glorious violence."

Marisa Tomei has appeared on Broadway in Top Girls, Salome and Wait Until Dark. She won the Academy Award for her performance in "My Cousin Vinny" and was Oscar-nominated for her work in "In the Bedroom." Tomei is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company.

Tickets, priced $15, are available by calling (203) 227-4177 or (888) 927-7529. For more information visit www.westportplayhouse.org.

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