Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Carol Channing (kinda) Headed To Broadway (sorta)
The legendary Carol Channing (in a manner of speaking) is headed back to Broadway (or close enough, anyway).
Let me explain.
RICHARD SKIPPER is CAROL CHANNING in "Carol Channing" in Concert, a show that celebrates the career and persona of the unique theatrical legend.
Skipper is an award-winning "Carol Channing" tribute artist and he is accompanied by a three-piece band as he blends Channing's standards with original material and other familiar songs sung in a spot-on Channing-on-Broadway recreation.
The musical production surveys Channing's life with many stops along the way for Skipper's unique--and riotous--"ad-lib" interactions with the audience.
Skipper is a 4-time recipient of the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret) Award, a Back Stage Bistro Award, and a Cloney Award in Las Vegas for best performer. He was named as one of the Top Ten Cabaret Performers by Cabaret Hotline and as one of the Top of the Century Premiere Cabaret Acts by Cabaret Scenes Magazine. The show is directed by Mark Robert Gordon and produced by The Camelback Kid.
Here's what Carol Channing has to say about the show: "The first time EVER I have been shown with such love, respect and polish! Richard Skipper is a true musical theater star! He is FABULOUS as me!"
The show is now in previews and is scheduled to open January 12.
Click here for ticket information.