The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Cast Close Out Paleyfest at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood 2023!
By Sara Clark
Picture of the cast of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel at Paleyfest 2023.
Dolby Theater, Los Angeles - Day three of Paleyfest continues with the "TheMarvelous Mrs. Maisel," which is coming to a conclusion after five laughter-filled seasons.
For those unfamiliar or without an Amazon Prime membership, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel follows the story of Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), whose life in the Manhattan Upper West Side goes from the typical 1950’s housewife routine to stand-up comedy. The push to the stage is ignited when her comedically untalented husband, Joel Maisel (Michael Zegan) leaves her for his secretary after bombing the Gaslight club. Miriam Maisel gets intoxicated after the news and returns to the Gaslight to vent her frustration in a drunken stand-up routine. Even in a nightgown, the manager of the Gaslight, Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein) knows talent when she sees it. Meyerson knows with a bit of training, Maisel will become a star, and she takes her under her wing. With a witty tongue and fabulous wardrobe, Maisel navigates her new career while facing opposition from established comic Sophie Lennon (Jane Lynch) and the struggles of balancing her personal life with the comic life.
The series also takes moments to focus on the supporting cast, even showing Joel Maisel’s opening up The Button Club and getting into a relationship with the daughter of his Chinese landlord, Mei Lin (Stephanie Hsu). His relationship with Lin is encouraged by his parents, Moshie Maisel (Kevin Pollack) and Shirley Maisel (Caroline Aaron) who want to see their son married. Midge’s parents, Rose Weissman (Marin Hinkle) and Abe Weissman (Tony Shalhoub) also get the spotlight on them throughout the series. Rose, like Midge, also ventures into the working world by starting a career in matchmaking. Abe meanwhile leaves his comfy position as a mathematics professor and researcher at Bell Labs to pursue his passion as a critic for The Village Voice. All the stories are united by a common theme: pursuit. Despite societal pressures and uphill battles, all the characters in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel still bravely go forth and refuse to let their dreams die in the shadows. Risking reputation and breaking expectations to be truly happy with life with a bit of humor along the way is probably what has kept the show on Amazon’s top list.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has charmed audiences since season one, and with the show’s upcoming season fiv