New Group artistic director Scott Elliott is surronded by women - or, at least, The Women. Filmdom's Jennifer Tilly and Coolidge came out for the opening of Jessica Goldberg's Good Thing Dec. 16 at the New Group. The two Jennifers were directed by Elliott in the bitchy Claire Booth Luce comedy.
From a spring 2001 Actor's Gang run comes Good Thing, a look at human relationships going and gone wrong. Liz returns from college to find her old high school sweetheart and his wife expecting a child, a joyous occasion, except that he's struggling to keep her off drugs long enough to birth a healthy baby. Meanwhile, her old high school guidance counselor is one step away from divorce. Jo Bonney directs the play, running through Jan. 13 at New Group Theatre at St. Clement's Church.