Seth Numrich Is Broadway's Golden Boy As Clifford Odets' Drama Begins Broadway Previews Nov. 9

By Adam Hetrick
November 9, 2012

The 75th anniversary revival of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, starring Tony Shalhoub, Anthony Crivello and Seth Numrich, begins previews Nov. 9 at the Belasco Theatre, where the drama first premiered in 1937.



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, directs Golden Boy. Performances were originally scheduled to begin Nov. 8, but previews were delayed due to Hurricane Sandy. The production officially opens Dec. 6.

The new production of Golden Boy begins previews nearly 75 years to the date that the original staging premiered on Nov. 4, 1937, at the Belasco.

Tony Award winner Crivello (Kiss of the Spider Woman) stars as Eddie Fuseli, with original Broadway War Horse cast member Numrich in the central role of Joe Bonaparte, a young musician who takes a gamble on his own artistic dreams when he enters the boxing ring.

The cast also features Tony Shalhoub (Lend Me A Tenor), Danny Burstein (Follies, South Pacific), Jonathan Hadary (Awake and Sing!, Gypsy), Daniel Jenkins (Big River), Michael Aronov (Blood and Gifts), 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), David Wohl (Dinner at Eight) and Demosthenes Chrysan.

According to LCT, "Golden Boy is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a young, gifted violinist who is torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter."

The production has sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg.

Odets' plays also include Till The Day I Die, Paradise Lost, Rocket To The Moon, Night Music, Clash By Night, The Big Knife and The Country Girl. He also penned the screenplay for "Sweet Smell of Success." The Roundabout Theatre Company is also planning to revive Odets' The Big Knife, starring Bobby Cannavale, which will begin Broadway previews in March 2013.

For tickets visit Telecharge.com or 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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Seth Numrich, Yvonne Strahovski and Tony Shalhoub
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