Golden Boy delays first previews by one day

The Lincoln Center Theater's 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets' classic Golden Boy has delayed its first previews by one day due to the loss of a technical rehearsal caused caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Originally scheduled to begin performances at the Lincoln Center's Belasco Theatre from 8 Nov 2012, the show will now preview from 9 Nov 2012. The show will still open on 6 Dec 2012, and close on 20 Jan 2013, as originally announced.

Clifford Odets' Golden Boy, is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a young, gifted violinist who is torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, the cast features Michael Aronov (Siggie), Danny Burstein (Tokio), Anthony Crivello (Eddie Fuseli), Sean Cullen (Drake), Dagmara Dominczyk (Anna Bonaparte), Ned Eisenberg (Roxy Gottlieb), Brad Fleischer (Pepper White, Ensemble), Karl Glusman (Call Boy, Ensemble), Jonathan Hadary (Mr. Carp), Daniel Jenkins (Barker, Ensemble), Danny Mastrogiorgio (Tom Moody), Dion Mucciacito (Sam, Ensemble), Seth Numrich (Joe Bonaparte), Vayu O'Donnell (Driscoll, Ensemble), Lucas Caleb Rooney (Frank, Ensemble), Tony Shalhoub (Mr. Bonaparte), Yvonne Strahovski (Lorna Moon) and David Wohl (Mickey).

The creative team features sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Donald Holder and sound by Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg.

The play premiered on Broadway in 1937 at the Belasco Theatre, and This will be a rare Broadway production for the Odets' classic which originally premiered on Broadway in 1937 at the Belasco Theatrection was directed by Harold Clurman, and starred Luther Adler as 'Joe Bonaparte.'

The play received its only revival in 1952, when it was directed by Clifford Odets himself, and starred John Garfield as 'Joe Bonaparte.'

Golden Boy has twice been made into a movie. The first was in 1939, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, it starred William Holden as 'Joe Bonaparte.' The second was released in West Germany in 1962. It starred Klaus Kammer as 'Joe,' and was directed by John Olden.

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