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'Good People' named Best Play by NY Drama Critics' Circle

Posted by Don Aucoin  May 10, 2011 11:02 AM

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     "Good People,'' a drama by South Boston native David Lindsay-Abaire that is set in Southie and Chestnut Hill, has been named Best Play of 2010-2011 by the New York Drama Critics' Circle.

      The play revolves around Margie, a struggling single mother (Frances McDormand) who looks up Mike, her old boyfriend (Tate Donovan), now a prosperous endocrinologist living in Chestnut Hill with his young wife and their child. Margie and Mike are soon locked  in a battle of wills and competing memories of the past.

      "Good People,'' a Manhattan Theatre Club production that is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in New York through May 29, has also been nominated for a Tony Award in the best play category. A link to my March 4 Globe review of "Good People'' is at the end of this item.

     The Critics' Circle named Jez Butterworth's "Jerusalem'' Best Foreign Play, and picked "The Book of Mormon'' (which earned 14 Tony nominations) as Best Musical.




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