RICHARD SKIPPER AS 'CAROL CHANNING' Extends Off-Broadway, Begins 1/31

Richard_Skipper_as_Carol_Channing_In_Concert_20010101Critically-Acclaimed Engagement Extends Off-Broadway Run @ St. Luke's Theatre

Open-Ended Run Starts Monday January 31st In Celebration Of Carol Channing's 90th Birthday

"The first time EVER I have been shown with such love, respect, and polish. Richard Skipper is a true musical comedy star! He is FABULOUS as me!"
--Carol Channing

New York City can say "HELLO, ‘Carol Channing'!" just in time to celebrate the Broadway
legend's 90th birthday! Richard Skipper, the award-winning celebrity tribute artist,
performs Richard Skipper AS "Carol Channing" IN CONCERT in an open-ended
Off-Broadway run. The musical production is directed by Mark Robert Gordon and produced
by The Camelback Kid (TCK) (in association with Elegant Diamond Productions and
Edmund Gaynes). The show premiered in a limited engagement from late-December through
mid-January, and has been extended due to its critical acclaim and popular success.
Performances are at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, in Manhattan's Theater District.
The open-ended Off-Broadway run starts Monday January 31st to honor Carol Channing's 90th
birthday on that date!

Richard Skipper AS "Carol Channing" IN CONCERT celebrates the career and
persona of the unique theatrical legend. Accompanied by a three-piece band, Skipper blends
Channing's standards with original material and other familiar songs sung to spot-on
Channing-on-Broadway perfection. The musical evening surveys Channing's life with many
stops along the way for Skipper's unique--and riotous--"ad-lib" interactions with the audience.

Richard Skipper makes his Off-Broadway theatrical debut with this musical production.
Outside the legit theater, he is best known from his multi-award wining cabaret career, and he
is a four-time recipient of the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) Award and winner of
a Bistro Award. He was named as one of the Top Ten Cabaret Performers by Cabaret Hotline
and as one of the Top of the Century Premiere Cabaret Acts by Cabaret Scenes Magazine.

•"Dynamic...An affectionate, terrifically entertaining portrait."-NEW YORK POST
•"Richard Skipper is riveting as Carol Channing...I could watch this performance forever!"
-Joe Franklin (Bloomberg Radio)
•"Brilliant...A real tribute!"-THE BOSTON GLOBE
•"Skipper is no zircon...He is a diamond worthy of Tiffany's & Cartier's."
-HARTFORD COURANT
•"Touching and enjoyable" - BROADWAYWORLD.COM
•"An evening of pure entertainment" -- THEATERMANIA
•"Solid entertainment and laughter that sparkles."-TIMES SQUARE CHRONICLES

Carol Channing made her New York debut in Blitzsteins' No For An Answer and is the
winner of three Tony Awards: Best Actress in a Musical (for her legendary portrayal of
"Dolly Levi" in Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!), a Special Award, and Lifetime Achievement.
Other notable Broadway credits include: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Show Girl
(Tony nomination), Lorelei (Tony nomination), The Vamp (Tony nomination), and The Vamp.
Among her numerous TV and Film successes was the madcap "Muzzy" in Thoroughly Modern
Millie, which earned her an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe Award.

Director Mark Robert Gordon has served 16 years as the Founding Artistic Director of
Off-Broadway's Do Gooder Productions (2½ Jews, On Deaf Ears), co-starred in a dozen
Off-Broadway plays (Grandma Sylvia's Funeral, The Magic Formula, the dreamer examines
his pillow), directed New York premieres by noted playwrights, and is the author of multiple
plays. Later this season he will perform in the Off-Broadway premiere of his one-man play
about Alexander Hamilton, "H": Hamilton or Honour.

THE CAMELBACK KID (TCK), headquartered in Phoenix, is an entertainment producer of
theater, cabaret, TV, and film projects. TCK's New York City production roster for 2011
includes the Broadway production of Gilligan's Island: The Musical, the Off-Broadway
premieres of "H": Hamilton or Honour, it ain't all confetti! (Hollywood icon Rip Taylor's solo
play), Some Greeks Are NOT In The Restaurant Business, and TV Unplugged! (an audience
interactive live celebration of television featuring a rotating cast of TV stars). TCK is one of
the producers of the film 21/2 Jews, adapted from the one-time long-running Off-Broadway play
of the same title. TCK serves as the Director of Theatrical Programming at multiple
performance venues in New York City and South Florida.

The production will help raise public awareness and funds for the benefit of THE DR. CAROL
CHANNING & Harry Kullijian FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS. The Foundation is
dedicated to building a nationwide awareness campaign heralding the benefits of arts in the
curriculum of public schools and providing musical instruments for low income school districts
via the funding of scholarships for students and teachers in the arts.

Richard Skipper AS "Carol Channing" IN CONCERT will perform
Mondays at 8pm and Wednesdays at 3pm starting January 31st. Performances are at
St. Luke's Theatre (308 W. 46th Street, between Eighth & Ninth Avenue in Manhattan).

{Note: There will not be a performance on Monday February 14th.}
{Note: Additional performances as part of the prior limited engagement remain scheduled for
Wednesday January 26 that 2pm & 8pm.}

Tickets are available in-person at the St. Luke's box office or through TeleCharge (www.Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200).

Further information is available at www.AsCarol.com.

Tickets are $41.50-$66.50 (premium seats are $76.50).

Running time is 90 minutes (no intermission).

The show is suitable for all ages.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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