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Tony Shalhoub Talks Broadway’s ‘Golden Boy’

Wednesday June 19 2024 • 4:27am - 4:27am ET

Tony Shalhoub

WNYC host Leonard Lopate and stars of Lincoln Center Theater’s “Golden Boy” gave us an Inside Look at the Broadway revival that’s being hailed a “knock-out.”

Set in the vivid world of prizefighting’s past, Clifford Odets’ most popular play tells the story of Joe Bonaparte, a promising young violinist who forsakes his family and artistic dreams for the lure of fame and fortune in the ring. The 75th anniversary production is directed by Bartlett Sher (Awake and Sing!), who helms this 75th anniversary production in the same theater in which it premiered.

Step inside the ring with Seth Numrich, who plays Joe; Tony Shalhoub, his immigrant father; and Danny Mastrogiorgio, boxing manager Tom Moody, as they discuss the play, a cast The New York Times calls “superb” and how they prepared for their performances.

Watch the full show above and an excerpt below:

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