Crivello, who earned a Tony Award for playing Valentin in the Tony-winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman, will take on the role of Fuseli – originated by Elia Kazan. He joins a cast that also features original Broadway War Horse star Seth Numrich in the central role of Joe Bonaparte.
As previously reported, Tony Award-winning LCT resident director Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, Women on the Verge...), who also helmed the 2006 revival of Odets' Awake and Sing! for LCT, will stage Golden Boy. Opening is Dec. 6. The new production of Golden Boy will begin previews nearly 75 years to the date that the original staging premiered on Nov. 4, 1937, at the Belasco.
The cast also features Tony Shalboub (Lend Me A Tenor), Danny Burstein (Follies, South Pacific), Jonathan Hadary (Awake and Sing!, Gypsy), Daniel Jenkins (Big River), Michael Aronov (Blood and Gifts), Bill Camp (Death of a Salesman), Sean Cullen (South Pacific), Dagmara Dominczyk (The Violet Hour), Ned Eisenberg (Awake and Sing!), Brad Fleischer (Coram Boy), Karl Glusman (Seagull), Danny Mastrogiorgio (Stunning), Dion Mucciacito (Apple Cove), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Henry IV), Vayu O'Donnell (Man and Boy), Yvonne Strahovski (Finn City) and David Wohl (Dinner at Eight).
According to LCT, "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."
The production will have will have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg. Tickets will go on sale Sept. 23 at Telecharge.com or at LCT.org. A limited number of tickets priced at $32 are available at every performance through LincTix, LCT's program for 21 to 35 year olds. For information and to enroll, visit LincTix.org.