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Review: ‘Golden Boy’ returns with golden touches

December 7, 2012 • Entertainment


This theater image released by Lincoln Center Theater shows Yvonne Strahovski, left, and Danny Mastrogiorgio in “Golden Boy.” (AP Photo/Lincoln Center Theater, Paul Kolnik)

NEW YORK (AP) — Four months after Mike Tyson muscled his way onto a Broadway stage, the bell has rung for another show featuring a boxer. Guess which is better? It’s not even close.

A dazzling revival of Clifford Odets’ “Golden Boy” opened Thursday, still packing a punch after 75 years. Tyson could do well to watch how to successfully put together a show about the rise and fall of a boxer.

This Lincoln Center Theater production, directed with verve and spark by Bartlett Sher, is appropriately housed at the Belasco Theater, the same place where it premiered in 1937.

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