Broadway legend Carol Channing will return to the New York stage on January 20 for a celebration of the 50th anniversary of her biggest hit, Hello, Dolly! According to The New York Times, the 92-year-old actress will be interviewed by Broadway vet Justin Vivian Bond on stage at Town Hall in an evening that will include celebrity tributes and film clips from Channing’s career.
Featuring a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly! began previews at the St. James Theatre on January 15, 1964, and opened the following night. The show took home 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress for Channing, and ran on Broadway until December 1970. Channing reprised her performance as matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in Broadway revivals that opened in 1978 and 1995.
The Town Hall evening is being produced by Daniel Nardicio, who presented an event featuring Channing and Bond at the Ice Palace in Fire Island’s Cherry Grove in August.