On Stage Now: Good People

Interview

Friday, March 04, 2011

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

Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire
Joan Marcus

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."

Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire
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.

Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire
Joan Marcus

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

    Music Playlist
  1. Sotheby's
    Artist: Anton Sanko
    Album: Rabbit Hole (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  2. Good People
    Artist: Jack Johnson
    Album: In Between Dreams
    Label: Umvd Labels
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Endless Highway
    Artist: Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Album: I've Got That Old Feeling
    Label: Rounder
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. There's No Business LIke Show Business
    Artist: Cast Recording 1999
    Album: Annie Get Your Gun
    Label: Angel Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Imperial March
    Artist: Marching Illini - The University of Illinois Marching Band

Guests:

David Lindsay-Abaire

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