Customer reviews for Golden Boy  
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

All that glitters is anything but gold(en) -- a dud!, Jan 08, 2013
reviewer: Ronald Micci from Rutherford, New Jersey USA
Caught "Golden Boy" at the Belasco on December 23.
Well staged, well acted, and Tony Shalhoub is
wonderful. The Australian actress who plays Lorna
Moon is also worth mentioning. But the play is an
absolute stinker. You can't do much with a play
when the material is so weak. It's clunky,
contrived, dated, with zilch characterizations.
Why the producers chose to revive one of Odets'
weakest works is a mystery to me. And be
forewarned -- the seats at the Belasco are so
cramped and jammed together that your knees are
perpetually thrust into your chest. Terrible. Seth
Numrich as Joe Bonaparte comes across as
unappealing, and doesn't remotely resemble
anyone's conception of a prize fighter cum
violinist. Or violinist cum prize fighter. This
may not be entirely his fault, anointed new
darling of Broadway though he is, for as the
script is written, he's neither fish nor fowl. We
never actually get to see him box, and his love of
the violin is expressed only briefly as several
strains of offstage music wafting from the wings.
This violates the first principle of playwriting -
- show me, don't tell me. The endeavor is a waste
of Tony Shalhoub's talents. He doesn't get much
stage time, although what time he does get he
invests with gorgeous nuance, outclassing the rest
of the field. Well, anyway, you can't say you
weren't forewarned.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:

great entertainment, Dec 10, 2012
reviewer: PB from New York, New York
Well produced and strongly cast. The cast is even
more impressive considering the number of important
roles in the play. Tony S and Seth N nail their
lead parts. Another favorite was Brad F as Pepper
White. Pepper's character cracked me up and clearly
illustrated one side of the choice Joe is faced
with. I thought Brad did a fantastic job presenting
both the humor and the seriousness of Pepper's role.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

so ambitious almost seems not american, Nov 28, 2012
reviewer: Sara Erlandson from New York, New York
I see only a few pieces a year. I am so glad I picked this. The play
is timely. And it is as ambitious a production as Ihave ever seen on
a Broadway stage. The cast is superb. The staging wonderful. It
has left me having discussions with my children and with my
friends as to what is the definition of success, what does it mean to
be responsible to yourself, and how do you live in a society that
values the accumulation of wealth most highly. I loved the set
changes. I loved the questions posed. Will go again when the
performances become even richer.


9 of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Run to get tickets, Nov 15, 2012
reviewer: Ruthie from New York, New York
I have seen the show before..and have seen the movie too. This is
the best production of Golden Boy that I have ever seen.. It is the
best drama I have seen on Broadway in a very long time.. and I have
seen a great many plays over a great number of years.

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