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MrMidwest
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:30am
In honor of Ms. Kuhn returning to the New York stage, here's a thread to celebrate her tremendous talent. Please share your favorite clips, photos, and memories of seeing her perform.

Nobody's Side from Chess in Concert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x_z6sv_tqU

Someone Else's Story:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADgU7_n_TMI

I Know Him So Well:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzFMo0oRRLw

Meadowlark from The Baker's Wife:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12t2NcOK0bg

Vanilla Ice Cream from She Loves Me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0K1By1P8G4Y

Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkCSdRj95os

Too Much in Love to Care from Sunset Boulevard:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEN2jkQblYc

Webber Medley w/ Audra & Marin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hViI7ioC-5c
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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madbrian
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:41am
Here she is singing Tonight with Larry Kert
With Kert
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
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Reginald Tresilian
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:50am
I remember when "Pocahontas" first came out, there was a screening in Central Park. And on GMA that morning, Judy was appearing live to sing "Colors of the Wind."

While she sang (brilliantly--and it was 8:00 in the morning!)they showed clips from the film, then ended with a nice closeup of Judy. And then the camera pulled back to a long shot of the park.

And just as they were going to commercial, you could hear Judy, unaware that her mike was still on, saying "Oh . . . my . . . GOD!"

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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:51am
I've listened to 'Colors of the Wind' and 'Just Around the River Bend' since I was little and I still do to this day. Her voice is beautiful.

Updated On: 4/20/12 at 10:51 AM
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once a month
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:54am
Enjoyed her in Chess and Les Mis and I adored the ALW medley with Audra and Marin. Her reign as QUEEN OF THE GLUMS continues with Passion.
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henrikegerman
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:55am
And then there is her marvelous Styne c.d.! I really wish she had stayed with She Loves Me or at least that I had seen her in it.
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 10:59am
I love that CD, henrik; my favorite track is "Who Are You Now?"

I was lucky enough to see her in "Les Miz," "Rags," and "She Loves Me." I was surprised at how deft she was with the comedy. It was a lovely performance.
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PalJoey
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 11:28am
And don't forget her "Rags"!

http://youtu.be/fuuMIa3fMxw
yr pal,
joey




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henrikegerman
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 11:54am
Reginald, I heard she was a superb Amalia and I've also heard she's very nice. I saw her in Les Miz and Chess. And thinking of her returning to NY, I'm reminded that I saw Judy in Encores' delightful Strike Up the Band (very funny David Ives adaptation), with Bosco, Cheno, Danieley and Lynn Redgrave, all sensational. Judy's "The Man I Love" and "Soon" were, as one would expect, exquisite. Unfortunately, I don't believe it was ever recorded.

re: the Styne c.d. - I love her "Who Are You Now?" and I'm crazy about her "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry."

As I write I'm listening to Serious Playground, her Laura Nyro c.d.. Never heard it before. It's gorgeous.





Updated On: 4/20/12 at 11:54 AM
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morosco
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 02:09pm
First time I experienced her voice was on that Tony broadcast when she sang RAGS. I remember being blown away.

Some singers can't help but reveal how hard they are working when they sing. Judy makes it all look and sound effortless.
bk
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 06:38pm
Judy is as good as it gets - a superb interpreter of song and a terrific actress. Funnily, when I agreed to make the She Loves Me album it was because of her. Then I was told she wouldn't be staying (she would go to LA to do Sunset Blvd.) and I still tried to do it with her, but everyone felt we should have the cast that was doing the show on Broadway, and that's what happened.

I'd already worked with her several times by then, and I felt bad that she hadn't gotten to do the She Loves Me CD, so while she was out here doing Sunset, we made the Jule Styne album.

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Reginald Tresilian
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 07:30pm
bk, it's a wonderful album, start to finish. So congratulations--and thanks!
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twinbelters
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 09:25pm
I love her like pancakes, and was fortunate to see her twice in As Thousands Cheer. So glad to hear she's back on stage.
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PalJoey
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/20/12 at 11:45pm
I love that Jule Styne CD.
yr pal,
joey




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henrikegerman
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/21/12 at 09:13am
Did anyone see her as Olga in Bartlett Sher's Three Sisters in L.A.? As I recall, she got great reviews.
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followspot
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/21/12 at 10:15am
Looking forward to her Fosca. :)

"Tracy... Hold Mama's waffles."
Updated On: 4/21/12 at 10:15 AM
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My Oh My
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/21/12 at 08:09pm
So glad I caught her twice as Betty Schaffer in the Los Angeles production of Sunset Boulevard. I was already very familiar with her work and was /still am a huge fan of her Cosette in Les Miserables, and that was just from the cast recording since I've never seen her do the role live onstage. She has one of those voices that make you want to sing along!

Did anyone see her when she took over as Fantine in the so-so Les Mis 'revival'/ extended 3rd national tour engagement?



Recreation of original John Cameron orchestration to "On My Own" by yours truly. Click player below to hear.
Updated On: 4/21/12 at 08:09 PM
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jakebloke
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/21/12 at 11:35pm
I saw her play Fosca at the Kennedy Center a few years ago. I thought she was brilliant. She added just a touch of humor to the character.....very different than Donna Murphy.
Owen22
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/22/12 at 12:07am
I saw her in Sher's "Three Sisters", she was wonderful...but, unless I'm getting really old...I remember seeing it in Seattle...
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henrikegerman
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/22/12 at 09:53am
Ah, thanks. I may have been wrong about it being in L.A..
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tazber
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/22/12 at 06:38pm
I love her too. She's also wonderful on the Metropolis recording (although the recording itself is very poor quality).

Also, I recommend seeking out the King David recording. Her solo, Never Again, is beautiful.

Time After Time is my favorite from the Styne cd.
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EponineAmneris
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/22/12 at 08:35pm
I have always been a very big fan of hers.

Cosette, Florence... Two of my fave.

She is an amazing performer.
"TO LOVE ANOTHER PERSON IS TO SEE THE FACE OF GOD"- LES MISERABLES--- "THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF PEOPLE KNOWN AS SHOW PEOPLE... WE'RE BORN EVERY NIGHT AT HALF HOUR CALL!"--- CURTAINS
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TheatreFreak05
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/22/12 at 11:44pm
Great to hear so much love for Judy! In my opinion she's one of the most underrated broadway actresses ever. Will always be my favorite Florence :)
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/23/12 at 08:36am
I really love that performance of Nobody's Side from the Chess concert. It's better than the version on the recording, imo.
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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MrMidwest
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/25/12 at 11:44am
I didn't see Kuhn as Fantine, unfortunately, but here she is singing I Dreamed a Dream at the White House in 1988:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYEJqZQOsHg
"The gods who nurse this universe think little of mortals' cares. They sit in crowds on exclusive clouds and laugh at our love affairs. I might have had a real romance if they'd given me a chance. I loved him, but he didn't love me. I wanted him, but he didn't want me. Then the gods had a spree and indulged in another whim. Now he loves me, but I don't love him." - Cole Porter
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Judy Kuhn Love Thread
Posted: 4/25/12 at 12:52pm
She has one of my favorite voices ever, I mean ever! And her range is huge, both as a singer and an actress.

Rosa Bud
Bella
Cosette
Florence
Maria/Futura
Amalia
Betty Schaeffer
Fantine

Bella and Cosette couldnt be more different in both character and vocal range...in one season.

Now, I need her to add another character to that list:

Mrs. Danvers!!!
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