Golden Boy: Musical Info & Synopsis


Golden Boy tells the story of Joe Wellington, a young and talented Black boxer who is determined to make it big in life. Set in the racially charged world of the 1960s, Joe excels in the boxing ring, but grapples with romantic relationships, the lure of fame, and his own inner struggles. Golden Boy delves into themes of ambition, race, identity, and the price of success.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1960s / USA (NYC)

Creative Team

Music: Charles Strouse

Lyrics: Lee Adams

Book: Clifford Odets, William Gibson

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1964)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1960s, DramaticGospelJazzSports

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