Golden Boy

Musical

Writers: Clifford Odets Charles Strouse Lee Adams

Overview

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Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Drama, Romance
Cast Size
large
Licensor
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Golden Boy is the story of a young African-American man, Joe Wellington, who takes up prize fighting against his father's wishes. Joe ends up becoming a star and various managers and promoters compete for him. Trouble ensues when Joe falls in love with the white girlfriend of his manager, Lorna. After Joe accidentally kills another fighter and Lorna rejects his advances, Joe speeds up his Ferrari and kills himself.

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