All-Star Tribute Set For Carol Channing

How I wish I could be there! The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, will celebrate the 95th birthday of Tony winner Carol Channing March 5, 2016, at 8 PM with an evening titled “Carol Channing’s 95th Birthday: In Celebration of a Broadway Legend.” The one-night-only tribute concert will feature the talents of Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Florence Henderson, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Lily Tomlin and more. The evening will include live performances and taped tributes from an array of show-business luminaries, as well as video clips of many of Channing’s career milestones. It’s impossible to choose a favorite Carol Channing story. One of mine: Carol was in the stall of the ladies room of a Broadway theater. After she had finished her business, a woman in the adjacent stall overheard Carol say: “Corn? When did I have corn?”

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