On Stage Now: Good People

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In Good People, a new play on Broadway, a charming but manipulative woman falls on hard times, and turns to a successful old friend for help. David Lindsay-Abaire tells Kurt Andersen how he had to return to his roots and the characters he grew up with in working class South Boston in order to write the play.

 

 

Bonus audio: David Lindsay-Abaire tells Kurt about his collaboration with Sam Raimi for a film prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slideshow: Scenes from Good People

Music Playlist

  1. Sotheby's

    Artist: Anton Sanko
    Album: Rabbit Hole (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Label: Lions Gate Records Inc
  2. Good People

    Artist: Jack Johnson
    Album: In Between Dreams
    Label: Umvd Labels
  3. Endless Highway

    Artist: Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Album: I've Got That Old Feeling
    Label: Rounder
  4. There's No Business LIke Show Business

    Artist: Cast Recording 1999
    Album: Annie Get Your Gun
    Label: Angel Records
  5. Imperial March

    Artist: Marching Illini - The University of Illinois Marching Band

Becky Ann Baker (left), Frances McDormand (center), and Estelle Parsons (right) in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People."

( Joan Marcus )

Frances McDormand (left) and Tate Donovan (right) in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People." McDormand portrays a single mother who has just been fired from her job. It is set in the white, working-class South Boston neighborhood of the playwright’s youth.

( Joan Marcus )

Frances McDormand (left) and Renée Elise Goldsberry (right) in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People."

( Joan Marcus )
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