Golden Boy NYC Reviews and Tickets

71%
(8 Reviews)
Positive
63%
Mixed
37%
Negative
0%
Members say
Great writing, Dated, Slow, Ambitious, Great staging

About the Show

StoPD (Support and Training to Overcome Parkinson’s Disease) presents a revival of Odets' drama about an aspiring violinist who is given the chance of a lifetime when a prizefight producer offers to sponsor the him as a boxer.

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Member Reviews (8)

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435 Reviews | 61 Followers
77
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Slow

See it if You have patience, First act a little too slow/long.

Don't see it if You’re averse to venturing to Dumbo even to see a classic of American theatre.

244 Reviews | 101 Followers
74
Slow, Great staging, Great, live music!, Dated

See it if you're a fan of Odets; enjoy occasion to hear beautiful, live solo violin accompaniment; and ready for 2-1/2 production (w/ break) in Dumbo.

Don't see it if you need fast-paced dialogue, compelling characters, or contemporary story (this is set in '37), or a comfie seat.

139 Reviews | 27 Followers
80
Absorbing, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Masterful

See it if You want to experience a well acted masterful story that still has relevance. Cudos to the violinist. Gritty and appropriate set. Good actin

Don't see it if You can’t find your way to Dumbo and don’t like dated yet still relevant dramas.

122 Reviews | 34 Followers
71
Ambitious, Dated, Intense

See it if you are interested in American plays from the 1930s and/or Clifford Odets and his most successful play-& to support a good cause.

Don't see it if melodramas or plays with boxing as a central feature don't interest you (but think about all the plays & movies with boxing out there.) Read more

49 Reviews | 13 Followers
66
Disappointing, Slow, Great writing

See it if You want to support a great cause

Don't see it if Have an attachment to the script and the characters. Read more

36 Reviews | 10 Followers
56
Great staging, Disappointing, Great design, Great writing, lackluster acting

See it if you'd like to see this famous play itself on stage.

Don't see it if you're looking for a show that will sweep you off your feet. Read more

13 Reviews | 16 Followers
60
Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You want to see the revival of a well written play, that gives a voice to people with disabilities.

Don't see it if You've already seen a production of this play before, are not interested in "the price of success" kind of story Read more

4 Reviews | 2 Followers
79
Ambitious, Dated, Thought-provoking

See it if You like stagings of classic American plays; if you like Odets and period pieces; archetypal characters.

Don't see it if You want something new, fresh, original, and fast. Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

T
November 19th, 2017

"The production, co-directed by Aaron Latham and Graydon Gund does not pull any punches. Alex Montaldo is a feisty Joe Bonaparte...Montaldo gives Joe an innocence that is both starry-eyed and street-wise...Shetler, who voices most of the tragic content of the play, is particularly effective...'Golden Boy' is not without humor...If 'Golden Boy' hits the mark artistically, one hopes it also helps in the effort to deliver a knock-out punch to Parkinson’s."
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Times Square Chronicles
November 17th, 2017

"There are several moments that feel misinterpreted to me. The actions and inflections are occasionally counterintuitive to the dialogue they present...The large cast works very well together...The two shining elements of this show are the costume design and the remarkable violinist...It was enticing to hear the music amidst the action of the show. It was a charming production."
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