Director Bartlett Sher was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently -- along with actors Tony Shaloub and Seth Numrich -- to talk about the Broadway revival of Clifford Odets' classic play, "Golden Boy." He also told us what he's been reading and listening to recently. Find out what Bartlett Sher's a fan of!
Director Bartlett Sher discusses Lincoln Center Theater’s 75th Anniversary production of the Clifford Odets classic “Golden Boy,” along with Seth Numrich, who plays the lead, Joe Bonaparte, and Tony Shaloub, who plays Joe’s Italian uncle. “Golden Boy” is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a young, gifted violinist who is torn between pursuing a career in music and earning big money as a prize fighter. “Golden Boy” is playing at the Belasco Theater.
American tenor Matthew Polenzani discusses his starring role in the Metropolitan Opera’s opening night production of the comedy L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love). He’s joined by Bartlett Sher, who is staging it, his first opening night production. This production brings out a political message about Italian independence in addition to the traditional love story of the libretto. The opera runs through October 13, then returns for two weeks in late January/early February.