Becky Ann Baker, Estelle Parsons, Renée Goldsberry Join World-Premiere Cast of Broadway's Good People

News   Becky Ann Baker, Estelle Parsons, Renée Goldsberry Join World-Premiere Cast of Broadway's Good People
Complete casting for the Broadway world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People has been announced by Manhattan Theatre Club. Oscar winner Estelle Parsons is among those joining Tate Donovan and Frances McDormand.

Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons.
Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Daniel Sullivan directs the Boston-set play, to start previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Feb. 8, 2011, toward a March 3 opening.

The previously announced Donovan ("Damages," Amy's View) and Academy Award winner McDormand ("Fargo," North Atlantic) will be joined by Becky Ann Baker (All My Sons, Assassins), Patrick Carroll (Broadway debut), Emmy Award nominee Renée Elise Goldsberry ("One Life to Live," Rent) and Oscar winner Estelle Parsons (August: Osage County, "Bonnie and Clyde," "Roseanne").

David Lindsay-Abaire won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Rabbit Hole, the film version of which gets released in December.

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, or by visiting the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office (261 West 47th Street). Ticket prices are $57–$121.

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