Bruce Vilanch, Host Of Others, Celebrate Carol Channing’s 90th Tonight

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Bruce Vilanch, Davis Gaines, Carole Cook, JoAnne Worley Celebrate Carol Channing‘s 90th Feb. 21
By Andrew Gans
February 21, 2011

A special edition of The Actors Fund’s Musical Monday series will be held Feb. 21 in the lobby of Los Angeles’ Pantages Theatre to celebrate the 90th birthday of Broadway legend Carol Channing.

Bruce Vilanch emcees the event, which also features the talents of Davis Gaines, Rose Marie, Mary Jo Catlett, Patricia Morison, Congreswoman Jackie Speier and former Hello, Dolly! stars Carole Cook and JoAnne Worley.

The artists, according to press notes, will “come together to honor Broadway’s original Dolly with memories, humorous storytelling and, of course, several of her signature tunes.”

Produced by John Bowab and Martin Wiviott, the evening begins at 7:30 PM with a cocktail reception followed by the 8:30 PM performance. Dessert and coffee will conclude the night.

Proceeds will go towards The Dr. Channing/Kullijian Foundation for the Arts and The Actors Fund’s comprehensive programs and services.

The Pantages Theater Lobby is located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles. For tickets, priced $125, call (323) 933-9266, ext. 34.