Sunday, September 19, 2010
John Cullum and Emily discuss critics -- how rave reviews inhibit you, how bad reviews stay in your head.
John describes how a panning (a long time ago), seriously bothered him but a rave continued to haunt him for years.
They recall an embarrassing but amusing social occasion with Clive Barnes. When Frank Rich was the drama critic for the "NY Times," John remembers the opening night terror in the hearts of cast and producer, because Rich often "killed" plays.
It's not surprising that Emily, J.C. and their actor son, JD, have developed "The Cullum Family way" of handling all reviews.