On May 7, Emmy Award-winning composer Roven will lead Tony winner Channing in an evening of story and song to benefit the Long Island school that provides high quality education to economically disadvantaged young men from the Long Island area. The benefit will be held at Molloy College's Hays Theatre in Rockville Centre. Show time is 7:30 PM. A meet-and-greet session will follow in the college's Anselma Room, and there will also be a silent auction. One of the true superstars of the American musical theatre, Carol Channing published her autobiography — "Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts" — on the Simon & Schuster label. In addition to her many triumphs — including her Tony for Hello, Dolly! and her Academy Award nomination for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" — Channing's tome also details some of the obstacles she endured, including her long-term food addictions, her battle with cancer and her first marriage to a struggling novelist, Ted Naidish. Channing's other Broadway outings include Lend an Ear, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Lorelei.
Glen Roven began his career while in high school as a rehearsal pianist for Stephen Schwartz's Pippin. At 19 he became the conductor for Broadway's Sugar Babies, and since that time he has written, produced and conducted for such artists as Julie Andrews, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Placido Domingo, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Bob Hope, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Lily Tomlin, Shirley MacLaine and Luther Vandross. He is also the recipient of four Emmy Awards.
Remaining tickets are priced $75 for the show and $50 for the meet-and-greet-Carol after-party. Call (516) 536-2223 for reservations.