Actor John Benjamin Hickey has claimed that the pop icon was in the audience for a production of Cabaret in 1998, which he starred in alongside Richardson and Alan Cumming.
“One night in the audience Madonna was there, and we were all so excited that she was there,” Hickey told US talk show Watch What Happens with Andy Cohen. “There were lights on the audience, and Madonna proceeded to sit and braid her hair through the entire performance.”
He continued: “I didn’t really give a s***, I didn’t care one way or the other. [But] our leading lady Natasha Richardson came backstage with steam coming out of her ears. ‘How dare she?’”
“She was absolutely right,” Hickey added. “If you’re gonna come to the theatre, don’t sit and braid your hair, have some manners, especially if you know all eyes are on you.”
Earlier this year, while appearing on the Talk Art podcast, Cumming claimed that he reminded Madonna of the incident after they became friends.
“She talked about coming to see me in Cabaret and I said, ‘I remember you were braiding your hair’,” Cumming said. “She was like, ‘Was I? That’s incredibly rude.’ And I went, ‘Yes, it was rude.’”
From The Independent / Yahoo! News