Good People extends for a second time

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) have announced a second extension for their world premiere production of Good People, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, now running through to 29 May 2011.

Directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, Good People opened at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 3 Mar 2011, following previews from 8 Feb 2011. The play was originally scheduled to play a limited engagement through to 24 Apr 2011.

Due to the extension of Good People, MTC as announced a revised schedule for the new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning Master Class, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, featuring Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess and Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly.

Originally schuled to play at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from 24 May - 24 Jul 2011, opening on 21 Jun 2011, Master Class will now play from 14 Jun - 14 Aug 2011, opening on 7 Jul 2011.

Good People opened to mostly excellent reviews: Very fine new play (NY Times); Poignant, brave and almost subversive (NY Post); More of a thesis than a drama (Back Stage); Bristles with edgy truth (NY1)

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.

Pulitzer Prize winner Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

The production stars Frances McDormand (Margie Walsh), Tate Donovan (Mike), Becky Ann Baker (Jean), Patrick Carroll (Stevie), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Kate) and Estelle Parsons (Dottie).

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).

Together, David Lindsay-Abaire and MTC have brought four new plays to the New York stage. Their most recent collaboration with director Daniel Sullivan, 'Rabbit Hole,' earned a Tony Award and garnered Lindsay-Abaire the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Becky Ann Baker (Jean), Estelle Parsons (Dottie) and Frances McDormand (Margie Walsh) More Production Photographs

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