Welcome to BroadwayWorld's new feature, and first-ever talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits Broadway's best and brightest in their Broadway dressing rooms and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know.
Previous guests include Spidey lovebirds Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano, UK's First Lady of musical Theatre, Elaine Paige, Spring Awakening alum and GLEE favorite Jonathan Groff, Follies star Jan Maxwell, and Godspell's "Jesus", Hunter Parrish. Today, Richie speaks with stage and screen vet Marlo Thomas, who is currently starring on Broadway in Elaine May's George Is Dead, part of the Relatively Speaking trilogy now onstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Click below to revisit highlights from Marlo's prolific career, and learn how "running her own race" in a man's world decades ago got her back to Broadway today.
Marlo Thomas has appeared on Broadway in The Shadow Box, Social Security and Thieves and off-Broadway in The Vagina Monologues, The Guys and The Exonerated. She starred in the national tour of Six Degrees of Separation and her regional theatre appearances include Paper Doll at the Pittsburgh Public Theater, Woman in Mind at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Hartford Stage, The Effect Of Gamma Ray at the Cleveland Playhouse and New Year's Eve at the George Street Playhouse. Among her film credits are Playing Mona Lisa, The Real Blonde, Dust and Stardust, In the Spirit, Thieves, Jenny, and the soon to be released LOL, with Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus. On television she has appeared in more than a dozen movies including Nobody's Child, for which she won the Emmy Award for Best Dramatic Actress. She created the "Free to Be...You and Me" TV specials, books and records, and starred in and produced "That Girl," television's first comedy series about a single, independent woman. She is the author of six bestselling books and has been honored with four Emmy Awards and nine Emmy nominations, the Peabody, the Golden Globe Award, the Grammy Award and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Miss Thomas is the National Outreach Director of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by her father Danny Thomas.
To catch Marlo onstage nightly, visit www.relativelyspeakingbroadway.com.