Seth Numrich, Tony Shalhoub, Yvonne Strahovski Score a Knockout on Opening Night of Broadway's Golden Boy
The starry first night included guests Adam Duritz, Christine Lahti, and Oliver Platt.
It was a golden night for Lincoln Center Theater, which celebrated the opening of its 75th anniversary revival of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy on Thursday, December 6. A post-performance fete followed at the Millennium Broadway. The drama, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, began previews at the Belasco Theatre on November 9.
Seth Numrich (War Horse) leads the company as Joe Bonaparte, the titular Golden Boy, a young man whose choice of a career as a professional boxer leads to his corruption. The principal cast also includes Tony Shalhoub (The Scene) as Mr. Bonaparte, Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) as Lorna Moon, Danny Burstein (Follies) as Tokio, Dagmara Dominczyk (The Violet Hour) as Anna Bonaparte, Michael Aronov (Mauritius) as Siggie, Danny Mastrogiorgio (A Steady Rain) as Tom Moody, Anthony Crivello (Kiss of the Spider Woman) as Eddie Fusseli, Jonathan Hadary (Angels in America) as Mr. Carp, Ned Eisenberg (Awake and Sing!) as Roxy Gottlieb, and Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins) as Barker.
Demosthenes Chrysan, Sean Cullen, Brad Fleischer, Karl Glusman, Dion Mucciacito, Vayu O'Donnell, Lucas Caleb Rooney, and David Wohl complete the cast. The creative team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Catherine Zuber (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg (sound design), B.H. Barry (fight director), Jon Carter (hair and wig design), and Angelina Avallone (make-up and special FX design).
Guests at the performance included Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, Academy Award winner Christine Lahti (God of Carnage), Tony Award winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy), and Tony nominees Thomas Kail (In the Heights), Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins), Oliver Platt (Shining City), and Patrick Wilson (Oklahoma!)