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Golden Boy



A rousing musical play adapted from Clifford Odets’ classic drama, beginning and ending with the rhythmic, breathing exhaust of the prizefight ring. Sammy Davis had the lead role of Joe Wellington, a young black man from Harlem trying to rise up out of the ghetto to fame in the brutal world of boxing. But he makes one mistake: falling in love with his manager’s girl, Lorna, a seen-it-all white woman whom he loves not wisely but all too well. Songs in this outstanding score include “I Wanna Be With You”, “This Is the Life”, “Night Song”, and “Colorful”.

Character Breakdown

Joe Bonapart
Bernie Dodd
Lorna Moon