Martha Plimpton has long impressed audiences with her skills as a dramatic actress, especially with her recent Tony Award-nominated performances in The Coast of Utopia (for which she won the Drama Desk Award) and Top Girls. But she's showing both her fans and critics yet another side of her extraordinary talent as unhappy chorus girl Gladys Bumps in the Roundabout Theater Company's revival of Rodgers & Hart's classic musical Pal Joey at Studio 54. TheaterMania spoke to Plimpton early in the show's rehearsal process about this fascinating character, and here are both her trenchant comments and some recent performance footage that shows what all the fuss is about!
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