Good for Otto

The New Group continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season with the New York premiere of Tony Award winner David Rabe's Good for Otto.

The stellar cast includes Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, F. Murray Abraham, and Rhea Perlman.

Performances are staged at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, within the Pershing Square Signature Center.

(Photos by Monique Carboni)

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Running time: 
3hrs (including 1 intermission)
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About Good for Otto:

Through the microcosm of a rural Connecticut mental health center, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe conjures a whole American community on the edge. Like their patients and their families, Dr. Michaels, his colleague Evangeline and the clinic itself teeter between breakdown and survival, wielding dedication and humanity against the cunning, inventive adversary of mental illness, to hold onto the need to fight – and to live. Inspired by a real clinic, Rabe finds humor and compassion in a raft of richly drawn characters adrift in a society and a system stretched beyond capacity.

David Rabe
The New Group
Scott Elliott
Jeff Croiter
Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen
Derek McLane
Jeff Mahshie
Cast list:
Ed Harris (as Dr. Michaels), Amy Madigan (as Evangeline), F. Murray Abraham (as Barnard), Rileigh McDonald (as Frannie), Rhea Perlman (as Nora), Michael Rabe (as Jimmy), Kate Buddeke (as Jane), Laura Esterman (as Mrs. Garland), Nancy Giles (as Marci), Lily Gladstone (as Denise), Charlotte Hope (as Mom), Mark Linn-Baker (as Timothy), Kenny Mellman (as Jerome), and Maulik Pancholy (as Alex)
Good for Otto Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 20, 2018
Opening date: 
March 8, 2018
April 15, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Pershing Square Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Our Good for Otto Review

Strength in numbers seems to be the motto for The New Group this season. First, they assembled a 17 member ensemble that brought Jerry Springer - The Opera back to life. And now they have gathered a star studded cast of 14 to take a whack at David Rabe’s 2015 drama, Good for Otto. There are numerous sparkling performances to be found here, but unfortunately they often get lost in a work that... Read more