MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ANNOUNCES
TO JOIN FRANCES McDORMAND
IN DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE’S
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY TO PREVIEW TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8;
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 3
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce that acclaimed stage and screen actor 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 to be directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.
Donovan is an acclaimed actor, known for his performances on “Damages,” and “The O.C.” Donovan returns to MTC having made his Off-Broadway debut in the original 1990 production of Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan. Other notable theatrical credits include: David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole at the Geffen Playhouse, on Broadway in Amy’s View, opposite Judi Dench, and Off-Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero.
GOOD PEOPLE will play at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Previews for the limited engagement will begin on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 with an opening night of Thursday, March 3. Donovan joins previously announced Frances McDormand.
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, 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 (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.
With his signature humorous glow, 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.
GOOD PEOPLE was commissioned through MTC’s Bank of America Commissioning Program.
Special funding for GOOD PEOPLE was provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Additional casting and creative team for GOOD PEOPLE as well as other listings information will be announced in the coming weeks.
Subscriptions to MTC’s 2010-2011 season are available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com
Single tickets to all of MTC’s 2010-2011 productions will be available at a later date.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, MTC has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past three decades, MTC productions have earned a total of 17 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and an Off-Broadway theatre at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Time Stands Still; The Royal Family; Ruined; The American Plan; Come Back, Little Sheba; Blackbird; Translations; Shining City; Rabbit Hole; Doubt; Proof; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Love! Valour! Compassion!; A Small Family Business; Sylvia; Putting It Together; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Crimes of the Heart; and Ain’t Misbehavin.’
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TATE DONOVAN (Mike). Broadway: Amy’s View; Picnic (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Lobby Hero (Playwrights Horizons); The American Plan (MTC). Other theatre includes: Rabbit Hole (Geffen); Under the Blue Sky; Once in a Lifetime and 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; Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills; Good Night, and Good Luck (SAG Award Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture); The Lather Effect; Pacifier; Swordfish; Get Well Soon; G-Men; Drop Back Ten; Murder at 1600; Holy Matrimony; Hercules; The Only Thrill; Ethan Frome; Equinox; Inside Monkey Zetterland (Independent Spirit Award Nomination, Best Supporting Actor); Love Potion #9; Little Noises; Memphis Belle; Dead Bang; Clean and Sober; Space Camp; No Small Affair. Television credits include: “Weeds;” “No Ordinary Family;” “Medium;” “Nip/Tuck;” “Damages;” “Law & Order: CI;” “Painkiller Jane;” “Silver Bells;” “The O.C.;” “Trinity;” “Friends;” “Ally McBeal;” “Partners;” “America’s Dream: The Long Black Song;” “Rising Son;” “Vietnam War Stories” (ACE Award Nominee, Best Actor in a Dramatic Series); “Nutcracker;” “A Case of Deadly Force;” “Into Thin Air.” Directing credits include: “Weeds;” “Medium;” “Nip/Tuck;” “Damages;” “The O.C.”