Frances McDormand will topline the Broadway staging of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People,” the Manhattan Theater Club production that begins perfs in February.
Actress will play Margie, an unemployed South Boston woman who pins her hopes on an old flame.
Daniel Sullivan helms the world premiere. He also directed the MTC production of “Rabbit Hole,” the Lindsay-Abaire play for which the scribe (“Shrek the Musical”) picked up the Pulitzer Prize.
McDormand, whose most recent Gotham stage stint was in the Wooster Group’s Off Broadway revival of “North Atlantic” earlier this year, last appeared on the Main Stem in the 2008 production of “The Country Girl.” Upcoming pics for the thesp include “Transformers 3” and “This Must Be the Place.”
“Good People” kicks off previews Feb. 8 ahead of a March 3 opening at MTC’s Broadway venue, the Samuel J. Friedman Theater.