Carol Channing News

Date of Birth: January 31, 1921 (95)
Birth Place: Seattle, WA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Interview: Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'BWW Interview: Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'
by Kathy Strain - Jul 21, 2016

As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.' (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release PartyRobert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

BWW Previews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Brighton ArmoryBWW Previews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Brighton Armory
by Chris Arneson - Jul 13, 2016

The Platte Valley Players of Brighton, Colorado are presenting the wild and raucous musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Volume 1 by Gerard Alessandrini at The Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton, Colorado, July 15, 16, 22 and 23 (more...)

Rumor Patrol: Cindy Adams Says Carol Channing Possible for HELLO, DOLLY Revival!?Rumor Patrol: Cindy Adams Says Carol Channing Possible for HELLO, DOLLY Revival!?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Despite firm denials from both press rep Rick Miramontez and producer Scott Rudin, as well as the star's age (95), the NY Post's Cindy Adams insists she has heard rumors that Carol Channing could be up for playing the matinee 'Dolly' (more...)

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Dolly Levi Makes a Match for SacramentoBWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Dolly Levi Makes a Match for Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 30, 2016

It only takes a moment to fall in love with the feel-good melodies and delightful characters of "Hello, Dolly!," the musical that gave film and Broadway star Carol Channing her signature role. Matchmaker Dolly Levi can be played a number of ways, which ensures every production remain refreshing and different. Barbara Streisand, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and Sally Struthers have all taken on the title character. Sacramento's Music Circus brings in the lesser known, but amiable Lynne Wintersteller, now through Sunday in its second show of the summer. (more...)

OPEN A NEW WINDOW: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN Set for Alma Theater, 7/21OPEN A NEW WINDOW: THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN Set for Alma Theater, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cain Park and the Musical Theater Project have come together to present Open A New Window: The Songs of Jerry Herman on July 21 in the Alma Theater. This event is hosted by The Musical Theater Project's Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier featuring Caitlin Hyland and Joe Monaghan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride BenefitSTAGE TUBE: Daniel Quadrino and Company Sing 'Imagine' at 2016 Broadway Sings for Pride Benefit
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2016

Award-winning non-for-profit Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) held their 6th annual PRIDE benefit concert on Monday, June 20, 2016. To start the night, Daniel Quadrino, from Broadway's Wicked and Newsies, sang 'Imagine' to reflect on the tragedy that happened in Orlando. He was joined onstage by members of the New York community, to echo the sentiment that New York stands behind Orlando and that art can be used to inspire and change minds. Scroll down for a video of the performance! (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It RealBWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns & Daniel Dae Kim Honored at the Beacon AwardsPhoto Coverage: Andrea Burns & Daniel Dae Kim Honored at the Beacon Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 21, 2016

Inside Broadway honored  Andrea Burns & Daniel Dae Kim at the Beacon Awards and BroadwayWorld was there. Michael Presser's organization celebrated TV & Broadway star Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O on CBS, currently starring on Broadway as the King of Siam in The King & I thru 6/26) and Broadway actress Andrea Burns (currently appearing in On Your Feet) at their annual awards gala at the Marriott Essex House.  The Beacon Award is presented to individuals in the theatre & Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing audiences for live theatre and understanding the importance of Arts and Education in the lives of New York City's young people. (more...)

Musicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins TomorrowMusicals at Richter's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 32nd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, kicks off the summer June 10 with a visit from irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi in Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's classic 'Hello, Dolly!' playing through June 25. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury, performances take place outdoors under the stars today through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, June 16 and 23. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ragtag Theatre Company's THE COMMEDIA CINDERELLAPhoto Flash: First Look at Ragtag Theatre Company's THE COMMEDIA CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Ragtag Theatre Company, is a Commedia dell' Arte troupe residing at The Soho Playhouse dedicated to creating fresh and unique live LGBTQ theatre designed specifically for the entire family. Think DRAG for kids. In short, they do fairytales. But not yo mama's fairytales -- they do fractured fairytales that spoof and riff off of pop culture... (much like Animaniacs or Shrek), and they do it all in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, which is an early style of Italian street theatre that incorporates big funny characters, improvisation, and direct audience involvement all in one. All of the company's shows are audience interactive and the kids integrated into every performance. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/31/2016 - 6/7/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 5/31/2016 - 6/7/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/31/2016 - 6/7/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill Playhouse
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

Millburn, New Jersey's Playhouse since 1938 receives this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award. (more...)

Marilyn Monroe's Iconic GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES to Air on Reel 13 This JuneMarilyn Monroe's Iconic GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES to Air on Reel 13 This June
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The musical comedy Gentleman Prefer Blondes is featured in the abbreviated June lineup on Reel 13.  (more...)

Daniel Dae Kim & Andrea Burns to be Honored at Beacon AwardsDaniel Dae Kim & Andrea Burns to be Honored at Beacon Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Inside Broadway's Exec. Director Michael Presser has announced that on Monday, June 20 at The JW Marriott Essex House (160 Central Park South), the organization will honor TV & Broadway star Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O on CBS, currently starring on Broadway as the King of Siam in The King & I thru 6/26) and Broadway actress Andrea Burns (currently appearing in On Your Feet) at their annual Beacon Awards, presented to individuals in the theatre & Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing audiences for live theatre and understanding the importance of Arts and Education in the lives of New York City's young people. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella with Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, and Rachel Bay Jones; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends; Victoria Cook at 54 Below; Women in the World of Sondheim: Katie Welsh and Emily Whitaker. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOESAndrea McArdle & Sally Struthers Will Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse sets sail with the delightful, Tony Award-winning Anything Goes June 15 to July 9. This splendid madcap musical comedy stars Broadway's Andrea McArdle as Reno Sweeney and features two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as Evangeline Harcourt. The pair are currently leading ANYTHING GOES at Gateway Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Lesli Margherita & More Will Unite to Celebrate NYC PrideBebe Neuwirth, Lesli Margherita & More Will Unite to Celebrate NYC Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks.  Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the EngemanBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 1, 2016

Closing out a spectacular 9th season at Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre is a first-rate incarnation of the Tony winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. Is this show done consistently? Perhaps. But let me tell you everything about this production, running through July 10th, is absolutely top-notch and certainly a must-see for this season. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Honored as 'Star Of The Decade' at 1970 Tony AwardsVIDEO: Barbra Streisand Honored as 'Star Of The Decade' at 1970 Tony Awards
by Michael Dale - Jun 1, 2016

This year Barbra Streisand will appear on the Tony Award telecast for the first time since winning a special honor. (more...)

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