PHOTO CALL: David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People Opens on Broadway
By Matthew Blank
Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire's humor-laced drama about a paycheck-to-paycheck single mom reaching out to an old flame, who is now a success, opened on Broadway March 3. Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan play the opposite sides of the class divide.
Lindsay-Abaire, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Rabbit Hole, reunites with Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan for the story that's set in working-class South Boston, called "Southie" by the locals, where the playwright grew up.
The Manhattan Theatre Club production began performances Feb. 8 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Here is a look at the opening night:
Here's how MTC bills Good People: "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."
Read Playbill.com's Brief Encounter interview with the playwright. In addition to Academy Award winner McDormand ("Fargo," Wooster Group's North Atlantic) and Donovan (Lobby Hero, "Damages," "The O.C."), the company includes 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).
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.
For more information on MTC, ease visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
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