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. This will be a rare Broadway production for the Odets classic and the second Odets’ work to be presented by Lincoln Center Theater following its Tony Award winning revival of Awake and Sing!, also directed by Bartlett Sher, in 2006.
GOLDEN BOY will have sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg.
Clifford Odets (1906 – 1963) dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to become an actor. As one of the original members of the New York City-based left-wing ensemble, the Group Theatre, Odets found his true calling as a playwright who explored the pressing social issues of the day. He used a taxi drivers’ strike as the inspiration for his (and the Group Theatre’s) first breakout success, Waiting For Lefty. This first play was followed by Awake and Sing!, Till The Day I Die, Paradise Lost, Golden Boy, Rocket To The Moon, Night Music, Clash By Night, The Big Knife and The Country Girl. He also wrote many screenplays including the film adaptation of the novel Sweet Smell of Success.
Bartlett Sher’s productions for LCT, where he is Resident Director, also include last season’s Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific (Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical) and The Light in the Piazza. His other NY productions include Prayer for My Enemy at Playwrights Horizons, Cymbeline, Waste, Don Juan and Pericles, all for Theatre for A New Audience, and the Metropolitan Opera productions of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’Hoffman and Le Comte Ory. This season, he will also direct the MET’s new production of L’Elisir d’Amore.
This fall LCT is also presenting the ongoing run of the Tony Award winning production of War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Christopher Durang’s new play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Nicholas Martin beginning performances Thursday, October 25 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and the LCT3 production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, directed by Kimberly Senior, beginning performances Sunday, October 7 in the newly opened Claire Tow Theater.
Tickets to GOLDEN BOY, priced from $37.00 to $127.00, will be available beginning Sunday, September 23 at Telecharge or by visiting www.lct.org. A limited number of tickets priced at $32.00 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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MICHAEL ARONOV LCT: Blood and Gifts. Theater: Manigma (Harold Clurman Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Europe), Spain (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Mauritius (Elliot Norton Award; IRNE Award nom.), Salome (with Al Pacino), Miss Julie (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Late Henry Moss (Signature Theatre), The Bacchae 2.1 (Flea Theatre). Film: Amexicano, Lbs, Hedwig & the Angry Inch. TV: The Closer, The Good Wife, Burn Notice, Blue Bloods, White Collar, Without a Trace, Life on Mars, Law & Order, L&O: SVU, L&O: CI, Lipstick Jungle, Threat Matrix, The Game, Spin City, The Beat, All My Children.
DANNY BURSTEIN LCT: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award). Broadway: Ben in Follies (Tony Award nomination ), Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony Award nomination), Saint Joan, The Seagull, Three Men on a Horse, A Little Hotel on the Side, The Flowering Peach, A Class Act, Titanic and Company. Off-Broadway: Mrs. Farnsworth opposite Sigourney Weaver and John Lithgow; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Boys from Syracuse; Merrily We Roll Along. Film/TV: HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (directed by Martin Scorsese), Deception, Law & Order, Louie, Absolutely Fabulous.
BILL CAMP Broadway: Death of a Salesman, Coram Boy, Heartbreak House, Jackie: An American Life, Saint Joan, The Seagull. Off-Broadway: Notes From Underground; Jump; Dead Man’s Cell Phone; The Beckett Plays, The Misanthrope (Drama League Nomination), Homebody/Kabul (Obie Award), Lydie Breeze (NYTW). Film/TV: Lincoln, Public Enemies, Deception, Damages, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire, Brotherhood.
SEAN CULLEN LCT: South Pacific. Broadway: Coram Boy, James Joyce’s The Dead (also Huntington, Kennedy Center and Ahmanson). Other Theater: The General from America; The Pillars of Society; A Month in the Country, The Importance of Being Earnest (Williamstown); The Wild Duck; Snow Falling on Cedars (Hartford). Film/TV: American Falls, Cop Out, Revolutionary Road, Michael Clayton, NCIS, Body of Proof, Blue Bloods.
DAGMARA DOMINCZK Broadway: The Violet Hour, Enchanted April, Closer. Off-Broadway: There Are No Big Secrets; Coyote, Take Me There!. Film: Higher Ground, Running with Scissors, Trust the Man, Kinsey, They, The Count of Monte Cristo, Rock Star. TV: Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Suits, Bedford Diaries, 24, Third Watch, Law & Order: SVU.
NED EISENBERG LCT: Awake and Sing! (Drama Desk Award). Broadway: The Green Bird. Off-Broadway: Othello, Titus Andronicus, King John, Oliver Twist (Theater for a New Audience); The Red Address, Antione in New York, Midnight & Morning Rain. Regional theater: Six Degrees of Separation, Street Scene (Williamstown Theater Festival); Guys and Dolls (Long Wharf Theatre). Film: World Trade Center, Flags of Our Fathers, Million Dollar Baby, A Civil Action, Celebrity, Primary Colors. TV: 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, The Big C, Rescue Me.
BRAD FLEISCHER Broadway: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Coram Boy. Off-Broadway: Streamers, Pig Farm. Film: The Good Shepard. TV: Nurse Jackie, Jericho, Without A Trace, Prison Break.
KARL GLUSMAN Theater: The Seagull (Alley Theatre). Film: Starship Troopers: Invaders; One Spring.
JONATHAN HADARY LCT: Awake and Sing! (Drama Desk Award), A Bad Friend. Broadway: Monty Python’s Spamalot, All Shook Up, The Best Man, Guys and Dolls, Gypsy (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, As Is, Torch Song Trilogy, Gemini. Off-Broadway: Angels in America, Weird Romance, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, As Is (Obie Award), Assassins, Tomfoolery, Scrambled Feet, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater. Film: Margaret, A Simple Wish, A Time To Kill, Private Parts. TV: Sex & The City, Hope & Faith, 100 Centre Street, Party of Five High Incident, Miami Vice, As Is (Ace nomination).
DANIEL JENKINS LCT: Spinning Into Butter. Broadway: Billy Elliot: The Musical; Mary Poppins; Big River (1985 and 2003); Wrong Mountain; Big; Angels in America. Off-Broadway: Bye Bye Birdie, Pajama Game (Encores!); Dream True.
DANNY MASTROGIORGIO LCT: Stunning (LCT3), Contact. Broadway: A Steady Rain, Wait Until Dark. Off-Broadway: Burning, The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick), Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb), Sailor’s Song (LAByrinth/Public), Wintertime (Second Stage), Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Film/TV: One for the Money, Fighting, Blackbird, Enchanted, The Producers, Prime Suspect, Person of Interest, White Collar, The Book of Daniel, The Last Don, The Last Don II, As The World Turns, All My Children.
DION MUCCIACITO Off-Broadway: Apple Cove, Finn, Age of Iron. Regional Theater: House of the Spirits (Denver Theater Center), Boleros for the Disenchanted (ACT). Film/TV: The Bourne Legacy, Law & Order, The Challenger, Mr. Wondeful.
SETH NUMRICH LCT: War Horse (Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations), On The Levee (LCT3). Broadway: The Merchant of Venice. Off-Broadway: Yosemite, Iphigenia 2.0, Slipping, Blind, Too Much Memory, Gates of Gold, Dutch Masters. Regional: The History Boys (Ahmanson), The Cure at Troy (Seattle Rep), Measure for Measure (Chautauqua Theatre Co.). International: The Judgment of Paris (NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Film/TV: Private Romeo, Gravity, How to Kill a Mockingbird.
LUCAS CALEB ROONEY LCT: Henry IV. Broadway: The Country Girl. Off-Broadway: Orphans’ Home Cycle. TV: Person of Interest, One Life to Live, Cold Case.
TONY SHALHOUB Theater: Lend Me a Tenor, The Scene, Waiting for Godot, Conversations with My Father, The Heidi Chronicles, The Odd Couple. Film/TV: Monk (Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG awards), The Great New Wonderful, Galaxy Quest, Spy Kids, The Siege, Searching for Bobby Fisher, Primary Colors, Men in Black, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Big Night, Cars.
YVONNE STRAHOVSKI Theater: Finn City (Sydney's Darlinghurst theatre), Kieslowski’s Neck (Melbourne Fringe Festival). Film: The Guilt Trip; I, Frankenstein (both upcoming releases); Killer Elite; Matching Jack; I Love You Too; The Canyon. TV: Hannah McKay on Dexter; Sarah Walker on Chuck.
DAVID WOHL LCT: Dinner at Eight. Broadway: Fiddler on the Roof, The Man Who Had All the Luck. Off-Broadway: Sonia Flew; Between Songs, The Shaker Chair (Ensemble Studio); Rag and Bone (Rattlestick); The Frugal Repast (Abingdon). Film/TV: The Wackness, Changing Lanes, Joe Gould’s Secret, Switch, Revenge of the Nerds, Terms of Endearment, Saving Private Ryan, Sophie’s Choice, A Legal Mind, The Good Wife, Rescue Me, 100 Centre Street, Ed, The District, Bronx County.
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