Madeline Kahn News

Date Of Birth:
September 29, 1942
Date Of Death:
December 03, 1999 (57)
Birth Place:
Boston, MA
Gender:
Female
The Academy Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of 'Young Frankenstein' With Mel Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 40th anniversary screening of 'Young Frankenstein' with special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and executive producer Michael Gruskoff on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Film historian Leonard Maltin will introduce the comedy classic and host a live onstage discussion with Brooks, Leachman, Garr and Gruskoff. (more...)

TNC to Stage OUT THE WINDOW and RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, and The After Dinner Opera Company present two new American operatic musical adaptations from classical works, Seymour Barab's operatic parody Out the Window based upon Georges Feydeux's farce 'Par La Fenetre;' and Rappaccini's Daughter, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's gothic short story, with libretto by Linsey Abrams and music by Michael Cohen. Lissa Moira directs. (more...)

Avon Players Announces its 2014-2015 Season
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 25, 2014

Avon Players continues its sixty-seven year tradition of offering high quality productions at affordable prices with a season that will delight audiences of all tastes and may evoke some fond memories of favorites from the silver screen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ian Finkel Partners with More4Many for Book Launch!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 21, 2014

Regarded as the World's Greatest Xylophone virtuoso, Ian Finkel (www.ianfinkel.com) expands his creative reach by partnering with More4Many books as they publish three works of fiction. The partnership was celebrated on Tuesday, May 20 at the Davis Room at The Warwick Hotel (65 West 54 Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2014

It's been over 36 years since the show debuted on Broadway, and below, we bring you a video flashback of the original cast in action, including: John Cullum, Imogene Coca, Kevin Kline, and Madeline Kahn- who was replaced by Judy Kaye soon after the show opened. (more...)

Mel Brooks: 'Politically correct is absolutely wrong.'
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2014

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks sat down with Yahoo! Movies. Brooks considers Blazing Saddles to be his masterpiece and says that it is the funniest movie ever made, regardless of the fact that it is only number 6 on AFI's list. However, Brooks insists that Blazing Saddles would never be able to be made today. (more...)

40th Anniversary Edition of BLAZING SADDLES Comes to Blu-ray Today
by Movies News Desk - May 06, 2014

Today, May 6, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will commemorate the four-decade birthday of the great comedy classic Blazing Saddles, by releasing a new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks & More Join 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, (more...)

40th Anniversary Edition of BLAZING SADDLES Coming to Blu-ray 5/6
by Movies News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

On May 6, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will commemorate the four-decade birthday of the great comedy classic Blazing Saddles, by releasing a new 40th Anniversary Blu-ray (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kristin Chenoweth on San Antonio, Dream Projects, and Her Oscar Pick
by Erin Privratsky - Jan 24, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony-winning actress from Broadway's WICKED and PROMISES, PROMISES and television's 'Pushing Daisies' and 'GCB' (along with many guest appearances, including an Emmy-winning guest spot on 'Glee') is making her long-awaited San Antonio concert debut on February 15 at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

Let's 'B' Reel Screens CLUE at Seacoast Rep Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's latest screening for Let's 'B' Reel will be the 1985 'whodunit' Clue tonight, November 25, 2013. (more...)

Review Roundup: Frankenstein Junior ritorna al Brancaccio!
by Nino Prattico - Nov 20, 2013

"Potrebbe andar peggio… potrebbe piovere" e, di fatto, diluviava ieri sul tanto atteso ritorno a Roma di Frankenstein Junior, accolto calorosamente da un pubblico numeroso ed elettrizzato che ha letteralmente invaso il Teatro Brancaccio. Frankenstein Junior (titolo originale Young Frankenstein) e un musical del 2007, trasposizione teatrale dell'omonimo film di Mel Brooks con musiche e liriche dello stesso Brooks, libretto di Brooks e Thomas Meehan e regia originale di Susan Stroman. La versione italiana, curata dalla Compagnia della Rancia, si avvale della regia di Saverio Marconi e Marco Iacomelli e di un cast capitanato da Giampiero Ingrassia (Frederick Frankenstein), Mauro Simone (Igor), Valentina Gullace (Inga), Giulia Ottonello (Elizabeth) e Altea Russo (Frau Blucher). Seguono Fabrizio Corucci (la Creatura), Felice Casciano (Ispettore Kemp), Roberto Colombo (Victor Frankenstein), Davide Nebbia (Abelardo), Michele Renzullo (Ziggy), Giorgio Camandona, Paola Ciccarelli, Anna Bodei e Francesca di Cresce. L'intento di queste pagine e di raccogliere i pareri della critica, pressoche concorde, relativi a questo spettacolo dal suo debutto nella passata stagione ad oggi. (more...)

Let's 'B' Reel to Screen CLUE at Seacoast Rep, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Seacoast Repertory Theatre has announced its latest screening for Let's 'B' Reel will be the 1985 'whodunit' Clue Monday, November 25, 2013. (more...)

Report: Paul Rudd, Rashida Jones Finalizing Deals for ANT-MAN
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Schmoes Knows, who scooped the recent Tim Burton/BEETLEJUICE sequel news last week, claims that sources have confirmed that Paul Rudd and Rashida Jones are finalizing their deals to lead Edgar Wright's upcoming film, following Henry Pym, 'a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size.' Jones would play Janet Van Dyne, later known as The Wasp. (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Paul Rudd Frontrunners for ANT-MAN
by Movies News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

Sources have confirmed that the duo will be meeting with Marvel execs and Wright an additional time before any deal is offered. The publication also reports that an additional actor may also be approached, though a name was not given. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nicole Parker Talks About How It Feels to Play Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL
by Don Grigware - Sep 17, 2013

Actress Nicole Parker is onstage two more weekends as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl in Fullerton, through September 22 and in Redondo through September 29. (more...)

Music Box Theatre to Host a Variety of Screenings, Interactive Productions this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Chicago's Music Box Theatre will host a variety of screenings throughout the fall, as well as interactive productions. (more...)

World Exclusive Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth Shines at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2013

A meteor hit the stage at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend for two consecutive performances. Accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the evening's program also boasted conductor Kevin Stites and a cast featuring Jennifer Diamond, Constantine Germanacos and Johnny Stellard. (more...)

Peter Gallagher to Star Opposite Kristin Chenoweth in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Today in the NY Post, Michael Riedel writes 'Chenoweth has another show in her future - a revival of Cy Coleman's 1978 operetta "On the Twentieth Century," which she hopes to do with Peter Gallagher. She'd play Lily Garland, the temperamental movie star (Madeline Kahn in the original). It's a perfect role for her, and she generated good buzz when she appeared in a reading at the Roundabout a couple of years ago.' (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of The Muppet Movie Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2013

The Rainbow Connection is going digital, as Walt Disney Records celebrates the upcoming 35th Anniversary of the classic frogs-to-riches story, 'The Muppet Movie,' with the re-release of its Grammy-winning soundtrack album. (more...)

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