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Golden Boy NYC Reviews and Tickets

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

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)

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.

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.

Critic Reviews (2)

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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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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