Friday, November 23, 2012
The 1952 revival saw Garfield and Cobb move up to the leads with Jack Klugman, Jack Warden and Joseph Wiseman in the company. The 1939 movie starred William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, Adolph Menjou, Lee J. Cobb and Sam Levene and the 1965 Broadway musical was a vehicle for Sammy Davis, Jr with a Strouse/Adams score
Seth Numrich, Theatre World Award winner for WAR HORSE, is sensational as Joe Bonaparte and the role of his manager's girlfriend Lorna who falls for him is played by Yvonne Strahovski making her Broadway debut. And surprise surprise, she's from Theatre Nepean in Western Sydney!! The Gumleaf Mafia continues its takeover!!
There won't be enough categories at the Tony Awards next year to accommodate the brilliance of Tony Shalhoub as Joe's father, Danny Burstein as his trainer, Danny Mastrogiorgio as his manager and Brad Fleischer as a punch drunk opponent. There isn't a weak link in the company and this will surely prove another smash hit for Mr. Sher. I'll leave everyone else to say "Golden Boy A Knockout!"