Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing to Play Feinstein’s/54 Below | Playbill

Cabaret & Concert News Forbidden Broadway Salutes Carol Channing to Play Feinstein’s/54 Below The celebration of the late Broadway legend will take place March 23.
Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini will celebrate the life of late Tony Award-winning legend Carol Channing March 23 at 7 PM.

Alessandrini will be joined by Christine Pedi and Michael West for the concert that will include Forbidden Broadway’s newest Carol Channing number, “The Spirit of Channing,” described as a “hysterically bizarre and surrealistic number where Carol Channing’s Ghost roams around Broadway today dropping in and joining in on current shows like Hamilton, Anastasia, and Dear Evan Hansen.

Fans can also expect classic Forbidden Broadway diva numbers celebrating Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Chita Rivera, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as a re-creation of Channing’s takeoff on Marlene Dietrich, which prompted Dietrich to storm out of the theatre when Channing first performed it.

The concert is produced by Alessandrini and Robert W. Schneider.

“It’s divinely fitting that Forbidden Broadway, the show that ran over 30 years Off-Broadway presenting over 25 editions, should salute the magical Lady who performed Hello, Dolly! around the world for over 35 years,” Alessandrini said in a statement.

Tickets, beginning at $30, are available at

Celebrating the Life of the Great Carol Channing

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