Carol Channing
Carol Channing
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Beloved actress and comedienne Carol Channing will return to the stage in New York City for a one-night event at Town Hall on January 20. Channing will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's Hello, Dolly!, in which she starred.

Tony Award-nominated performance artist Justin Vivian Bond will host the event, which will be produced by Daniel Nardicio. The evening will include video footage from Channing's career as well as filmed tributes from her celebrity admirers.

Channing last appeared on Broadway in the 1995 revival of Hello, Dolly!. Her many stage credits also include Lorelei, Wonderful Town, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.