City Center Celebrates Carol Channing's 75th Anniversary of Stage Debut with Podcast

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New York City Center is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Carol Channing's New York stage debut with a podcast entitled "Carol Channing on Auditions, Communists, and Her Stage Debut."
Carol Channing stars in the Opening Number
Carol Channing stars in the Opening Number

The podcast coincides with Channing's stage debut, which occurred Jan. 5, 1941, in a City Center production of No for an Answer.

City Center describes Marc Blitzstein's No for an Answer as a "'militant operetta' about love, murder, and unionization set in a Greek luncheonette… The audience sat in folding chairs, the stage was bare, and Blitzstein himself played the piano."

Listen to Channing's memories of the production — and hear two songs performed by the original cast — below:


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