Fall 2012 Broadway Guide
by Whitney Spaner, 08/28/2012
Courtesy, Lincoln Center Theater
Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher is back with a revival of one of left-wing-activist playwright Clifford Odets' biggest hits. The 1937 play about Joe Bonaparte, an aspiring violinist torn between his music career and the opportunity to earn a fortune in the boxing ring, was made into a 1939 film that launched William Holden's career. Odets then worked on a musical version starring Sammy Davis Jr., but died before its debut. In honor of the play's 75th anniversary, Lincoln Center will produce the original work, starring War Horse's Seth Numrich in the leading role and Tony Shalhoub as the father who gives his son guidance when the younger is disillusioned with the fame and money generated by his boxing career. Golden Boy is one of those rare productions that sports, music, theater and Monk fans will all enjoy.
The Belasco Theater, 111 W. 44th St. Previews begin on November 9; opens on December 6.