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Golden Boy: Lincoln Center Theater announces cast



Lincoln Center have announced the complete cast for their 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets' classic Golden Boy, opening at the Belasco Theatre on 6 Dec 2012, following previews from 8 Nov 2012.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, the 19 member cast will feature Michael Aronov, Danny Burstein, Bill Camp, Sean Cullen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ned Eisenberg, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Dion Mucciacito, Seth Numrich, Lucas Caleb Rooney, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski and David Wohl.

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.

The creative team will have 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.' A german The second was released in West Germany in 1962, starring Klaus Kammer as 'Joe with direction by John Olden.

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Michael Aronov is making his Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: 'Blood and Gifts' (Lincoln Center Theater production), 'Spain' (Lucille Lortel Theatre), 'Miss Julie' (Cherry Lane Theatre) and 'The Late Henry Moss' (Signature Theatre production). Film: "Play Not a March for Victors Only," "Gun Hill," "Soldier's Heart," "Amexicano," "Lbs" and "Hedwig & the Angry Inch." TV: "Person of Interest ," "The Good Wife," "Burn Notice" and "Law & Order."

Danny Burstein. Broadway credits include: 'Follies' (Tony nomination), 'South Pacific' (Tony nomination) and 'The Drowsy Chaperone' (Tony Award nomination). Off-Broadway: 'Psych,' 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,' 'Merrily We Roll Along' and 'Weird Romance.' Film: "Milkshake," "Nor'easter," "Duane Incarnate," "Transamerica," TV: HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," "Submissions Only" and 'Law & Order.'

Bill Camp. Broadway: 'Death of a Salesman,' 'Coram Boy,' 'Heartbreak House,' 'Jackie: An American Life,' 'Saint Joan' and 'The Seagull.' Off-Broadway: 'The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...,' 'Notes From Underground,' 'The Misanthrope' and 'Homebody/Kabul' (Obie Award). Film: "The Maid's Room," "Compliance," "Tamara Drewe," "Coach" and "Ten Hundred Kings." TV: Damages," "The Good Wife," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Brotherhood."

Sean Cullen. Broadway: 'South Pacific' and 'Coram Boy.' James Joyce's The Dead (also Huntington, Kennedy Center and Ahmanson). Off-Broadway: 'The General from America.' Film: "American Falls," "Cop Out," "Rats" and "Riffed," TV: "One Life to Live," "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service," "Body of Proof," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Law & Order."

Dagmara Dominczk. Broadway: 'The Violet Hour' and 'Enchanted April.' Film: "Untitled James Gray Project," "Phantom," "The Letter," "Helena from the Wedding," "Prisoner," "Mentor," "Hitched," "Bad Apple," "Tough Luck," "They" and "The Count of Monte Cristo." TV: "Person of Interest," "Suits," "The Good Wife" and 'Bedford Diaries.'

Ned Eisenberg. Broadway: 'Awake and Sing!' and 'The Green Bird.' Off-Broadway: 'Othello' (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination), 'King John,' 'The Red Address,' 'Antione in New York,' 'The Green Bird' and 'Titus Andronicus.' Film: 'Limitless,' 'Cheaters,' 'Dash and Lilly,' 'Last Man Standing,' Star Struck,' 'A Murderous Affair,' 'Air America,' 'Charlie,' 'Hiding Out,' 'Moving Violations,' 'Slayground,' 'The Burning' and 'We're Fighting Back.' TV: "30 Rock," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Blue Bloods," "The Big C," "Law & Order," "The Black Donnellys," "The Fanelli Boys" and" "Miami Vice."

Brad Fleischer: Broadway: 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' and 'Coram Boy.' Off-Broadway: 'Streamers.' Film: "Leverage," TV: "Nurse Jackie."

Karl Glusman is making his Broadway debut. Film: "The Iconographer."

Jonathan Hadary. Broadway 'Awake and Sing!,' 'All Shook Up,' 'Spamalot,' 'The Best Man' (2000), 'Guys and Dolls' (1992), Gypsy' (1989 Tony nomination), 'As Is,' 'Torch Song Trilogy' (original) and 'Gemini.' Off-Broadway: 'Angels in America,' 'The Starry Messenger,' 'A Bad Friend,' 'The Winter's Tale,' 'Defying Gravity' and 'As Is' (Obie Award). Film: "Intolerable Cruelty," "Love the Hard Way," "A Simple Wish" and "As Is." TV: "The Heart, She Holler."

Daniel Jenkins. Broadway: 'Billy Elliot: The Musical,' 'Mary Poppins,'' Big River' (2003 Tony nomination), 'Wrong Mountain,' 'Big,' 'Angels in America,' and 'Big River' (1985). Off-Broadway: 'Sex Lives of Our Parents,' 'Love Child,' 'Spinning Into Butter,' 'Dream True: My Life with Vernon Dixon' and 'The Maiden's Prayer.' Film: "Infested," "Saturday's," "The Knife and Gun Club," "In Country," "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial," "Florida Straits," "Five Corners," "What Comes Around" and "O.C. and Stiggs." TV: "Parking Wars," "Going to Extremes" and "Tanner '88."

Danny Mastrogiorgio. Broadway: 'Contact' and 'Wait Until Dark.' Off-Broadway: 'Burning,' 'Stunning,' 'Sailor's Song,' 'Wintertime' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona.' Film: "Contact" and "Dead Broke." TV: "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Prime Suspect USA," "Person of Interest," "Law & Order" and "The Book of Daniel."

Dion Mucciacito is making his Broadway debut. Off-Broadway: 'Apple Cove' and 'Age of Iron.'

Seth Numrich. Broadway: 'War Horse' and 'The Merchant of Venice.' Off-Broadway: 'On the Levee' and 'Iphigenia 2.0.' Film: "Private Romeo" and "How to Kill a Mockingbird." TV: "Gravity."

Lucas Caleb Rooney. Broadway: 'The Country Girl' and 'Henry IV.' Off-Broadway: 'Regrets,' 'Measure for Measure,' 'All's Well That Ends Well,' 'The Orphans' Home Cycle' and 'Yellow Face.' Film: "On Broadway" and "One Last Thing." TV: "Person of Interest" and "One Life to Live."

Tony Shalhoub. Broadway: 'Lend Me a Tenor,''Conversations with My Father' (Tony nomination), 'The Heidi Chronicles' and 'The Odd Couple.' Off-Broadway: 'The Scene,' 'For Dear Life,' 'Rameau's Nephew,' 'Zero Positive' and 'Henry IV Part I.' Film: "Friday Night Dinner," "Pain and Gain," "The Adventures of Beatle Boyin," "Hemingway & Gellhorn," "Feed the Fish," "AmericanEast," "1408," "The Great New Wonderful," "The Last Shot," "Against the Ropes," "Men in Black II," "Life or Something Like It," "Made-Up," "Impostor," "Thir13en Ghosts," "The Man Who Wasn't There," "Spy Kids," "The Heart Department," "Galaxy Quest," "That Championship Season," "The Tic Code," "A Civil Action," "The Siege," "Paulie," "Men in Black," "Big Night," "I.Q.," "Barton Fink," TV: Shalhoub is most probably best known for his role as "Adrian Monk" in the TV series "Monk" for which he won three Emmy Awards. Other TV credits include "QuickBite," "Stark Raving Mad" and "Wings."

Yvonne Strahovski is making her Broadway debut. Film: "I, Frankenstein," "The Guilt Trip," "Killer Elite," "Matching Jack," "I Love You Too," "The Canyon" and "Gone." TV: "Dexter," "Chuck" and "Headland."

David Wohl. Broadway: 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Dinner at Eight' and 'The Man Who Had All the Luck.' Off-Broadway: 'Don Juan,' 'Isn't It Romantic,' 'Basement Tapes' and 'The Buddy System.' Film: "Thinking with Richard," "The Wackness," "All Lies End in Murder," "The Mantis Murder," "She Led Two Lives," "Hot Shots! Part Deux," "Death Merchants," "In the Best Interest of the Child," "A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story," "Hero in the Family," "Beer" and "D.A.R.Y.L." TV: "White Collar," "Suits," "Hey Arnold!," "Brooklyn Bridge" and "Family Ties."

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 directed LCT's 2006 Tony Award winning production of Odets' 'Awake and Sing!.' His other productions for LCT, where he is Resident Director, include this 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.' Next season he will direct the MET's new production of 'L'Elisir d'Amore.'

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