— Lincoln Center Theater presents a revival of Clifford Odets' classic
|Preview||nov 09, 2012|
|Opening||dec 06, 2012|
|Closing||jan 20, 2013|
2hrs, 45mins. (2 Intermission)
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Golden Boy charts the swift rise of a gifted twenty-one-year-old violinist, Joe Bonaparte, who is corrupted by fame and fortune when he chooses to become a professional boxer. Surrounding his hero with a gallery of sharply written characters who try to shape and guide Joe's destiny, playwright Clifford Odets lays out the young man's many facets: sensitive musician, rebellious son, frustrated lover, and self-destructive champion. In the end, it's the seductive promise of the American dream that betrays Joe as it did for so many in the Depression years.
What Is Golden Boy Like?
Directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy brings all the gritty beauty of 1930s New York City to life. The three-act saga has a classic feel as it sets up the choices faced by the working-class title character, played by War Horse alum Seth ...