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News Woodward Directs Tomei and Latessa in Golden Boy at Westport Aug. 25 Award-winning actors Marisa Tomei and Dick Latessa star in the Westport Country Playhouse reading of Golden Boy Aug. 25.
Marisa Tomei and Dick Latessa
Marisa Tomei and Dick Latessa Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Under the direction of Westport artistic co-director Joanne Woodward, the Clifford Odets reading is presented through Westport's "Classical Series." Show time is 7 PM Tomei (Top Girls) and Latessa (Follies, Hairspray) are joined by Kieran Campion (Our Town), Ned Eisenberg (Awake and Sing!), Richard Masur (Democracy), Brian J. Carter (Wit), Bruce MacVittie (American Buffalo), John Mainieri ("The Sopranos"), Andrea Maulella (Tryst), Jake Robards (Our Town) and Andrew Weems (Inherit the Wind).

Press notes for Golden Boy state, "Joe Bonaparte (Campion) 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 for the reading, priced $15, are available by calling (203) 227-4177 or (888) 927-7529. For more information visit www.westportplayhouse.org.

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