Martha Plimpton News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1970 (45)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Female
ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!Photo Coverage: Ladies Rule on the Red Carpet for the 7th Annual Lilly Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 24, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, were presented yesterday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). This year's honorees included: Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller,Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones,Rehana Lew Mirza, the women of Waking the Feminists, Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, RodriguezThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th AnniversaryCity of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Phylicia Rashad, Christine Baranski & Many More Set for The Public Theater's 2016 GalaMeryl Streep, Phylicia Rashad, Christine Baranski & Many More Set for The Public Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that The Public Theater's Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE, will take place on Monday, June 6 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will PresentJessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy & More Added to 2016 Lilly Awards Honoree List; Lupita Nyong'o, Gloria Steinem & More Will Present
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, have added honorees to the special awards ceremony, including Tony Award-winner and 2016 Tony Award nominee Jessie Mueller, Kathy Najimy, Genne Murphy, Candis Jones, Rehana Lew Mirza, and the women of Waking the Feminists. They join previously announced honorees include Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton, Kate Whoriskey, and Mia Katigbak. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW - Week of 5/16 on ABCScoop: THE CHEW - Week of 5/16 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW - Week of 5/16, airing on ABC (more...)

Martha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to HostMartha Plimpton & More to be Honored at Women of Achievement Awards; Lisa Lampanelli to Host
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Women's Project Theater (WP Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Maureen Moynihan, has announced the 31st ANNUAL WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GALA. (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, May 24, 2016Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, May 24, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 24, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS BenefitPhoto Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 2nd, The 52nd Street Project held their annual benefit, LAUGHING MATTERS, Kids' Stand-up, Adults Deliver at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The raucous sold-out event hosted by comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, was The Project's most successful to date with over 350 people in attendance, raising funds for the Project's academic and artistic mentoring programming. The Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, May 17, 2016Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, May 17, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 17, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cecily Strong, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton & More Perform at A is For's BROADWAY ACTS FOR WOMEN BenefitPhoto Flash: Cecily Strong, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Martha Plimpton & More Perform at A is For's BROADWAY ACTS FOR WOMEN Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Last evening, Reproductive rights advocacy organization A is For held their second annual Broadway Acts for Women at 54 Below in New York. The event hosted by SNL's Cecily Strong, raised over 50k with the money distributed this year among Jane's Due Process, Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund and Physicians for Reproductive Health. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/27/2016 - 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/27/2016 - 'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY' Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Jessica Lange, opens on Broadway, plus ANYTHING GOES bows at Goodspeed and Helen Mirren chats Shakespeare at the NYPL! (more...)

Danai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly AwardsDanai Gurira, Martha Plimpton & More Will be Honored at 7th Annual Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 7th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, will this year honor playwright Danai Gurira, actor Martha Plimpton, director Kate Whoriskey, actor Mia Katigbak, and more to be announced. The Lilly Awards will be presented Monday, May 23, at the Signature Theatre (480 West 42nd St). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED with Eric Stonestreet, Bernadette Peters & More!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED with Eric Stonestreet, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, directed by Tony nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect, Sisters). FULLY COMMITTED began performances on April 1 and just opened last night, April 25, 2016 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, May 10, 2016Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, May 10, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 10, 2016! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 25-May 1, Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, The Skivvies, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 25-May 1, Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Something Really Rotten: Cut Songs From the Show with the Original Cast; Jay Armstrong Johnson at 54 Below; The Skivvies; The Tyler Mount Vlog Live! with Matt Doyle, Lesli Margherita & Kara Lindsay; and Broadway Acts for Women, with Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lena Hall, and more.  (more...)

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