Madeline Kahn News

 

Madeline Kahn News

Date of Birth: September 29, 1942
Date of Death: December 03, 1999 (57)
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Gender: Female
Ann Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This MonthAnn Harada and More Set for Madeline Kahn Tribute at the Met Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

On Saturday, September 12, 2015, William V. Madison, author of Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life (University Press of Mississippi, 2015), will host a musical tribute to the late singing actress as part of Metropolitan Room's GONE TOO SOON series, produced by Joseph Macchia. Directed by Peter Napolitano, THE MUSIC OF MADELINE KAHN will feature several friends & colleagues of the comic legend, including her co-stars from Richard Rodgers' Two by Two, Walter Willison and Joan Copeland, with Lawrence Leritz, guest star on 'Cosby'. They will be joined by performers from theatre, cabaret & opera who have been inspired by Kahn, including Ann Harada (Avenue Q, "Smash"). Jeff Cubeta serves as music director.  (more...)

New Madeline Kahn Biography in the WorksNew Madeline Kahn Biography in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Stage and film actress MADELINE KAHN is the subject of a new biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi), by William V. Madison. The biography explores both the career & personal life of the award-winning actress. (more...)

AT LONG LAST LOVE Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/18AT LONG LAST LOVE Soundtrack Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/18
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 4, 2015

A Cole Porter revue comes to CD! (more...)

Michael Urie, Sara Chase & More Join CLUE Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3Michael Urie, Sara Chase & More Join CLUE Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 4, 2015

The stars come out to tribute to the iconic film! (more...)

Whoddunit?! CLUE Set For Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3Whoddunit?! CLUE Set For Tribute Event At 54 Below, 9/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

Pay tribute to the iconic film! (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Klein, Martin Charnin & More Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book ShopPhoto Flash: Robert Klein, Martin Charnin & More Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

New York City's Drama Book Shop hosted a panel discussion on the life & career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress on June 11, 2015. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of a new biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi) by William V. Madison, moderated the panel. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/11/2015 - TAJ, CONSENT, POLITICS, DREAM Open Off-Broadway!WAKE UP with BWW 6/11/2015 - TAJ, CONSENT, POLITICS, DREAM Open Off-Broadway!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 11, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's an off-Broadway extravaganza with four openings tonight! (more...)

Q&A With Christina Bianco - Barbra, Cumberbatch, PARTY OF ONE And More!Q&A With Christina Bianco - Barbra, Cumberbatch, PARTY OF ONE And More!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 9, 2015

We talk to the actress, singer and impressionist about her recent trip to the UK... (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Amanda Green On ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Amanda Green On ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 9, 2015

Today we continue the brand new 5 SONGS BY... series with an intriguing and informative new entry with a bit of a twist, legendary Golden Age songwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green penned a sparkling score for their multi-award-winning 1978 musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and Green's own accomplished daughter, Amanda Green, supplied new lyrics and approved some useful tweaks to the score that have been implemented for the brand new Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Jazz Age tuner and she opens up about the process in an exclusive chat, highlighting some of her contributions as well as shedding a light on some of her own favorite moments in the acclaimed and adventurous operetta-based show. (more...)

Robert Klein, Martin Charnin, Scott Ellis and More to Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop, 6/11Robert Klein, Martin Charnin, Scott Ellis and More to Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

New York City's Drama Book Shop will host a panel discussion on the life & career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress, at 6pm on June 11, 2015. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of a new biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi) by William V. Madison, who will moderate the panel. (more...)

PODCAST: Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth & More Featured in Tony Actress RoundtablePODCAST: Helen Mirren, Kristin Chenoweth & More Featured in Tony Actress Roundtable
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2015

Earlier this month, Tony nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Kelli O'Hara, Chita Rivera and Ruth Wilson sat down with THR's Scott Feinberg to discuss their lives, career and roles (more...)

It's Alive! Mel Brooks to Reimagine YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the West EndIt's Alive! Mel Brooks to Reimagine YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the West End
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Mel Brooks is reimagining the musical adaptation of his film YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN for the London stage. The musical will be making its West End debut (no word yet on when) with help from original Broadway helmer and THE PRODUCERS colleague Susan Stroman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURYBWW Interview: Mary Louise Wilson Boards THE 20TH CENTURY
by Naomi Serviss - May 7, 2015

Wilson plays a straight-laced goofball with a supposedly flush checkbook in Scott Ellis's revival of the screwball comedy. (more...)

Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!Madeline Kahn Biography, BEING THE MUSIC, Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Best known for her Oscar-nominated roles in the smash hits Paper Moon and Blazing Saddles, Madeline Kahn (1942-99) was one of the most popular comedians of her time - and one of the least understood. In private, she was as reserved and refined as her characters were bold and bawdy. Almost a Method actor in her approach, she took her work seriously, and when crewmembers and audiences laughed, she asked why - as if they were laughing at her - and all her life she remained unsure of her gifts. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 season officially begins May 15, 2015, with the New York premiere of Small World by Frederick Stroppel, directed by artistic director Joe Brancato. (more...)

JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie SeriesJAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Closes On Broadway After 9 PerformancesTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Closes On Broadway After 9 Performances
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2015

Today we are revisiting a famed and fabulous Stephen Sondheim flop. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Free Community EventsTribeca Film Festival Announces Free Community Events
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced the return of their signature free community events: the Tribeca Drive-In (April 16-18), Family Festival Street Fair (April 25), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (April 25), and Tribeca Family Screenings (April 19 and 25). This year's Festival will also feature the return of the Tribeca Kids Access reporter program. (more...)

On the 20th Century opens on BroadwayOn the 20th Century opens on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 19, 2015

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BWW Reviews:  Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBWW Reviews: Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2015

A mediocre production of a great musical is highlighted by Kristin Chenoweth's superlative turn. (more...)

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