She’s Mrs. Rogers. But Joanne Rogers Has ‘Always Been Her Own Person.’

In “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” there is one scene where Mister Rogers’s piano playing is upstaged.Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks, is seated at a piano in the living room of his apartment in Pittsburgh, and his wife, Joanne Rogers (played by Maryann Plunkett), is at a separate piano beside him. The couple plays a lively duet, and Mrs. Rogers, her hair in loose white curls, is clearly in control, shouting “turn!” as a signal for when her husband should flip the page of his sheet music.

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