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Good People - Tate Donovan joins cast

Tate Donovan will return to Broadway in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Good People, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire ('Rabbit Hole') to be directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan ('Proof').

Good People opens at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on 3 Mar 2011, following previews from 8 Feb 2011, for a limited engagement.

Donovan last appeared on BRoadway when he starred as 'Dominic Tyghe' in 'Amy's View,' opposite Judi Dench, he made his Broadway debut in 1994 starring as 'Alan Seymour' in 'Picnic.' The actor is best known for his TV roles as "Tom Shayes" in "Damages" and as "Jimmy Cooper" in the American teen drama television series "The O.C."

Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, along with "Rabbit Hole" director and Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, return to MTC to premiere his newest work, Good People.

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 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.

In Good People Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

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

Additional casting and creative team for Good People as well as other listings information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tate Conovan (Mike). Broadway: 'Amy's View' and 'Picnic.' Off-Broadway: 'Lobby Hero' (Playwrights Horizons), 'The American Plan' (MTC). Other theatre includes: 'Rabbit Hole' (Geffen), 'Under the Blue Sky,' 'Once in a Lifetime,' 'The Glass Menagerie,' (Williamstown), 'Ruffian on the Stair' (Long Wharf), 'The Rhythm of Torn Stars' (Pacific Theater Ensemble), 'Bent' (Coast Playhouse), 'The Trill' (Mark Taper Forum). Film credits include: "Below the Belt," "American Primitive," "Shooter," "Neal Cassady," Television credits include: "Weeds," "No Ordinary Family," "Medium," "Nip/Tuck," "Damages," "Law & Order: CI," "Painkiller Jane," "Silver Bells," "The O.C." and "Trinity."

Tate Donovan

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