By GORDON COX
Broadway’s Frances McDormand-toplined production of David Lindsay-Abaire play “Good People” has extended its run by an additional three weeks, pushing back the sked for the next show at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, “Master Class.”
Manhattan Theater Club’s well-received Rialto preem of “Good People,” which opened March 3, will now play through May 29. “Master Class,” with a cast led by Tyne Daly, was originally skedded to begin perfs May 24 for a June 21 opening; the show now will start previews June 14 and open July 7.
MTC had a similarly extended run with “Rabbit Hole,” Lindsay-Abaire’s play that went on to win the Tony and Pulitzer. “Good People” also stars Tate Donovan and Estelle Parsons, among others, in a South Boston-set story about a down-on-her-luck woman who contacts an old friend in search of a job. “Rabbit Hole” director Daniel Sullivan helms.
Sierra Boggess (“The Little Mermaid”) appears opposite Daly in “Master Class,” director Stephen Wadsworth’s revival of the Terrence McNally play. With the new sked, the show is set to end its run at the Friedman on Aug. 14.