Ten days before its March 3 opening night, Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere Broadway production of Good People has been given a two-week extension due to popular demand. David Lindsay-Abaire’s play, which stars Oscar winner Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan, began previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on February 8 and will now run through May 8, directed by Daniel Sullivan.
In addition to McDormand and Donovan, Good People stars Oscar winner Estelle Parsons, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Becky Ann Baker and Patrick Carroll.
Good People is set in 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 South Boston might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings?
Next up at the Friedman is MTC's Broadway revival of Terrence McNally's Master Class, starring Tyne Daly and Sierra Boggess, which is currently scheduled to begin previews on May 24.