Carol Channing returns to New York with The First Eighty Years Are The Hardest, an unplugged evening that follows a simple format, as the legendary performer offers ninety minutes or more of memories, humorous storytelling and, of course, several of her signature tunes, including "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," " Little Girl From Little Rock" and, of course, the title song from Hello, Dolly! that brings the audience up close and personal with the Ultimate Broadway Baby.
"The audience jumped to its feet more than once. We were watching a master performer ... has more to give than most performers half her age or younger." -- New York Times
"The audience clearly was there to worship, and Channing did not disappoint." -- The Associated Press