The classic Broadway drama by Clifford Odets about the conflicts that come with money and fame.
Set in the vivid world of prizefighting’s past, Golden Boy is the story of Joe Bonaparte (Seth Numrich), a promising young violinist who forsakes his family and artistic dreams for the lure of fame and fortune in the ring. Joe’s immigrant father (Tony Shalhoub), along with Moody, Siggie, Roxy, Pepper, Tokio (Danny Burstein) and Lorna Moon— “the dame from Newark” (Yvonne Strahovski) with whom Joe falls in love¬—are just some of the colorful characters sharing the excitement of Joe’s rise up the ranks, and the conflicts that come with money and fame.
Clifford Odets’s play premiered on Broadway in 1937, staged by the legendary Group Theatre. The 1939 Hollywood film adaptation starred William Holden in his breakout role, and Barbara Stanwyck. The play was previously revived on Broadway in 1952.