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Ep294 - Marilu Henner & Caroline Aaron: Two Madwomen of the West

The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales

Ep294 - Marilu Henner & Caroline Aaron: Two Madwomen of the West

A dynamic duo with impressive acting credits, Marilu Henner and Caroline Aaron discuss their friendship, careers, and their play "Madwomen of the West." The two fondly share their strong and enduring friendship, how they met, and their mutual respect and support for each other despite their differences They also talk about their current play, "Madwomen of the West", the relationship they have with the other actresses, its success in Los Angeles, and bringing the show to New York.

45 mins
11/17/23

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A dynamic duo with impressive acting credits, Marilu Henner and Caroline Aaron discuss their friendship, careers, and their play "Madwomen of the West." The two fondly share their strong and enduring friendship, how they met, and their mutual respect and support for each other despite their differences They also talk about their current play, "Madwomen of the West", the relationship they have with the other actresses, its success in Los Angeles, and bringing the show to New York. The two look back on how they got into theatre and what made them fall in love with performing. Marilu discusses her early struggles in auditions and how she learned to embrace her uniqueness, encouraging aspiring artists to celebrate what makes them special instead of conforming to expectations. She also talks about her highly superior autobiographical memory and the book she wrote about it. Caroline, on the other hand, opens up about being driven by early experiences with death, emphasizing the value of cherishing life and leaving a positive impact.

Marilu Henner has been in seven Broadway shows, and two classic sitcoms, namely “Taxi” and “Evening Shade”. She has five Golden Globe nominations, is a New York Times bestselling author of 10 books, and is one of 12 people documented with highly superior autobiographical memory.


Caroline Aaron gained prominence in the 1980s with roles in films directed by Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, and Nora Ephron. Her television career includes recurring roles in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Transparent”, and “The Leftovers”. A seasoned theater actress, Caroline has performed on Broadway and in numerous off-Broadway and regional productions.


Marilu and Caroline are both currently starring in the new off-Broadway comedy, “Madwomen of the West”.

Connect with Marilu and Caroline:

  • Instagram: @therealmarilu, @therealcarolineaaron
  • Twitter: @TheRealMarilu, @therealcarolineaaron

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