Good People, the latest work from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, has extended its Broadway engagement an additional two weeks through May 8 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, the Manhattan Theatre Club announced Feb. 22.
Academy Award winner Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan co-star in the work that began previews Feb. 8 and will officially open March 3 under the direction of Daniel Sullivan. Performances were originally scheduled to conclude April 24.
The Friedman Theatre, formerly the Biltmore, was also home to Lindsay-Abaire's acclaimed play Rabbit Hole, which took the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Sullivan also staged that work.
In addition to Donovan ("Damages," "The O.C." Amy's View) and McDormand ("Fargo," North Atlantic), the cast features Oscar winner Estelle Parsons (August: Osage County, "Bonnie and Clyde," "Roseanne"), Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons, Assassins), Patrick Carroll (Broadway debut) and Emmy Award nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry ("One Life to Live," Rent).
Here's how Good People, a drama with humor, is billed by MTC: "Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo… where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills… and where Margie Walsh (McDormand) has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling (Donovan) who has made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out."
The creative team for Good People includes John Lee Beatty (scenic design), David Zinn (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design) and Jill BC DuBoff (sound design).
Sullivan directed Rabbit Hole on Broadway, plus Proof and the current The Merchant of Venice.
Lindsay-Abaire's work includes Shrek The Musical (book and lyrics) and the plays Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others.
Good People tickets are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200, online by visiting www.Telecharge.com, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre box office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57-$121.
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Becky Ann Baker, Estelle Parsons and Frances McDormand