Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Carol Channing

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Broadway is remembering Tony-winning actress Carol Channing. The marquee lights of each Broadway theater will dim at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 16) to honor Channing, who died Tuesday (Jan. 15) at her house in Rancho Mirage, California, at age 97. The Broadway League says the date marks the anniversary of the 1964 opening of Hello Dolly!

Channing delighted American audiences in over 5,000 performances because the scheming matchmaker Dolly Levi. Her efficiency earned her a Tony Award for finest actress.

Broadway League chairman Thomas Schumacher says to see Channing “maintain an viewers in her thrall was a grasp class in star energy.” Besides Hello, Dolly!, Channing starred in different Broadway reveals, however none with equal magnetism.

Channing acquired a particular Tony in 1968 and a Tony for lifetime achievement in 1995.