Monday, April 7, 2014
(VIDEO) JOHN CULLUM ON MADELINE KAHN
Em admits she was jealous of Kahn, back in the days when John was rehearsing with Madeline for the musical, "On the Twentieth Century," in which they both starred.
John admits he loved Madeline's artistry and her personality. He describes how her artistic instincts inspired him.
John and Em discuss why Kahn left the show. Her operatic approach to singing and performing conflicted with what Hal Prince wanted.
Was she fired or did she quit?
Certainly Judy Kaye in the leading role delighted the critics, and Hal Prince.
Even so, both John and Em continue to admire Madeline and wish there were full-length recordings of her extraordinary performance in "On the Twentieth Century."