Good People 2011

Opened: March 3, 2011
Closing: May 29, 2011

Good People - 2011 - Broadway History , Info & More

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 Lindsay-Abaire the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Now, he returns to MTC, along with RABBIT HOLE director and Tony Award® winner Daniel Sullivan, to premiere his newest work, the timely and powerful 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 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.



With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

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Onstage riches from poor folks in 'People'
9 / 10

Under Daniel Sullivan's sensitive direction, the cast -- including the wryly sharp Estelle Parsons and Becky Ann Baker as Margie's landlady and best friend, respectively -- gives us fully rounded characters that never fall into caricature. Indeed, the play is often very funny, but never at the expense of its ill-starred characters. It's that generosity that makes 'Good People' a good show.

You'd be fortunate to meet 'Good People'
8 / 10

Rabbit Hole, which he adapted for a 2010 film, focused on an attractive, accomplished couple whose seemingly charmed life was shattered by the accidental death of their 4-year-old son. In contrast, the central figure in Lindsay-Abaire's excellent new play, Good People (* * * ½ out of four), is a woman for whom things can only get better.

GOOD PEOPLE Closes May 29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE, the critically acclaimed new American play directed by Daniel Sullivan, will close on May 29, 2011 after two extensions.

STAGE TUBE: GOOD PEOPLE's Tate Donovan Visits TALK STOOP
by Nicole Rosky - April 14, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE, the critically acclaimed new American play directed by Daniel Sullivan, plays through Sunday, May 29. The production had previously been on sale through Sunday, May 8. In the video below, Tate Donovan visits 'Talk Stoop' to discuss his involvement in the show.

BWW Interviews: GOOD PEOPLE's Estelle Parsons
by Nick Orlando - April 4, 2011

Academy Award-winning actress and Broadway veteran Estelle Parsons is back on Broadway in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. She most recently starred on Broadway in August: Osage County, and then went on to tour with the production. Parsons has received multiple Tony nominations for her work in The Seven Descents of Myrtle, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little, Miss Margarida's Way, and Mornings at Seven.

GOOD PEOPLE Extends Three Weeks Through May 29
by Jessica Lewis - March 22, 2011

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that due to overwhelming demand, a second extension for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE, the critically acclaimed new American play directed by Daniel Sullivan. Tickets to the limited engagement are now on sale through Sunday, May 29. The production had previously been on sale through Sunday, May 8.

GOOD PEOPLE Cast To Appear On WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2011

GOOD PEOPLE playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and Tate Donovan and Estelle Parsons, who are currently appearing in the critically acclaimed play, will appear on WNYC Radio's "The Leonard Lopate Show" tomorrow, Thursday, March 10 from 12:00pm - 12:40pm

GOOD PEOPLE Cast To Appear On WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show
by Gabrielle Sierra - March 9, 2011

GOOD PEOPLE playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and Tate Donovan and Estelle Parsons, who are currently appearing in the critically acclaimed play, will appear on WNYC Radio's "The Leonard Lopate Show" tomorrow, Thursday, March 10 from 12:00pm - 12:40pm

Photo Coverage: GOOD PEOPLE Opens on Broadway - Arrivals
by Walter McBride - March 4, 2011

ard winner Daniel Sullivan opened yesterday, March 3 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out arrival photos from opening night below!

Photo Coverage: MTC's GOOD PEOPLE Opens on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - March 4, 2011

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of GOOD PEOPLE, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan opened yesterday, March 3 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out photos from opening night below!

STAGE TUBE: Scenes from MTC's GOOD PEOPLE - First Look!
by Nicole Rosky - March 3, 2011

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of GOOD PEOPLE, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan opens today, March 3 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Check out clips from the shw below!

MTC's GOOD PEOPLE Opens Tonight
by Gabrielle Sierra - March 3, 2011

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of GOOD PEOPLE, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan opens today, March 3 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Manhattan Theatre Club's GOOD PEOPLE Extends Through May 8th
by Kelsey Denette - February 22, 2011

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce the Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere of GOOD PEOPLE, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, now in previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street), has been extended due to popular demand.

GOOD PEOPLE's Donovan And Abaire Guest On MSNBC
by Gabrielle Sierra - February 17, 2011

GOOD PEOPLE's Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and actor Tate Donovan will appear on tomorrow's edition of MSNBC's "The Dylan Ratigan Show" to discuss the world premiere play which is now in previews at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Photo Flash: A First Look at Manhattan Theatre Club's GOOD PEOPLE
by Kelsey Denette - February 16, 2011

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of GOOD PEOPLE, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan began performances February 8th in preparation for a Thursday, March 3 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

GOOD PEOPLE Begins Performances Today
by Gabrielle Sierra - February 8, 2011

The Manhattan Theatre Club world premiere production of GOOD PEOPLE, a new American play by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan begins performances today in preparation for a Thursday, March 3 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

Good People FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Good People has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 2011 and West End which opened in 2014.
Good People has received several nominations for prestigious awards. It was nominated for Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, it was nominated for Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards, with the nomination going to David Lindsay-Abaire. The play also received a nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, with the nomination going to Daniel Sullivan. Finally, Good People was nominated for Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Good People has won several awards in the Broadway industry. It received the Best Play award from the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, it won the Outstanding Play award from the Drama Desk Awards for David Lindsay-Abaire. The show also received the Outstanding Director of a Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Daniel Sullivan. Lastly, Good People was recognized with the Outstanding New Broadway Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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