Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, Starring Seth Numrich, Tony Shalhoub, Danny Burstein, to Play the Belasco
By Adam Hetrick
Tony Shalhoub, Danny Burstein, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins and Seth Numrich will star in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, which begins previews Nov. 8 at the Belasco Theatre.
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 Belasco is where LCT presented Awake and Sing! as well as its musical adaptation of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in recent seasons. The Judy Garland play with music, End of the Rainbow, will end its run there Aug. 19.
Numrich, who originated the role of Albert Narraccott in LCT's Broadway production of War Horse will take on the central role of Joe Bonaparte. He is joined by Shalboub (Lend Me A Tenor), Burstein (Follies, South Pacific), Hadary (Awake and Sing!, Gypsy), 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), Yvonne Strahovski (Finn City) and David Wohl (Dinner at Eight).
Additional casting is expected.
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.
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