Martha Plimpton: Growing Up On Stage

Interview + Performance

Friday, February 25, 2011

Martha Plimpton, Greene Space Martha Plimpton in WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (Stephanie F. Black)

Martha Plimpton may be the hardest working woman in show business. In the last year she's had recurring roles in television series, had a run on Broadway, and sold out a cabaret show at Lincoln Center. Plimpton's been on stage since she was 8 years old, and she shares her thoughts on how that helped — or hindered — her growing up. Plus: Plimpton performs Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road."







Martha Plimpton performs "Thunder Road."

    Music Playlist
  • Thunder Road
    Composer: Bruce Springsteen
    Artist: Martha Plimpton
    Label: Peformed Live in WNYC's Jerome L. Greene Performance Space


Martha Plimpton

Comments [2]

Dan Heyman

I am embarassed to say that I have never paid much attention to Springsteen. Although I have heard "Thunder Road" many times (as background noise, without ever listening to the lyrics), Ms. Plimpton's powerful, heartfelt rendition of the song was my introduction to the song and its beauty. I will not miss her next cabaret show.

Feb. 27 2011 03:37 PM
Peter Barrington

Truly amazing. I heard this on the radio while driving (the BEST place to hear Springsteen!) but I wasn't expecting it. It came as a complete suprize to me when she sang this during the interview and it hit me like a ton of bricks. A tragedy had just happened to me and some of my friends and her version of my all-time favorite Boss song was what I needed to get past the grief of loosing a friend. What she says in the interview about the "sweetness" of the song is definitely true, and she brings it all out so beautifully.
Thank you Martha and thank you NPR

Feb. 27 2011 01:45 PM

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