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Former Child Star Melissa Gilbert on Revisiting “Little House”

September 03, 2009

After her television series ended in 1983, “Little House on the Prairie” actress Melissa Gilbert left the frontier life pretty far behind. Now she’s returning to it, both in a newly published memoir (which includes the above stories about celebrities) and a musical adaptation of the series that starts next week at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J.

Gilbert will portray “Ma” in “Little House on the Prairie-The Musical,” a retooled version of the show that ran last year at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. After a five-week run at Paper Mill, the show will begin a 26-city national tour starting next month. Read More