"Hey, Old Friend!" Carol Channing and Tommy Tune Reunite Onstage in Provincetown Tonight, More Appearances to Follow

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07 Aug 2014

Tommy Tune
Tommy Tune

Carol Channing and Tommy Tune, who together share 12 Tony Awards and decades of show-business experience, appear at Provincetown's Town Hall Aug. 7 at 8 PM.

"An Evening With Carol Channing & Tommy Tune" is presented as part of the Crown and Anchor series.

"The performance will be the first stop for the legendary duo in an evening that chronicles the life and career of Channing, who will speak candidly about her 70 plus years in show business," press notes state. 

The event, which does not include performances, features a conversation between the two show-business veterans, who have known each other for several decades. Tune invited people to submit questions they would like answered via the Internet.

Channing won a Tony Award for her performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, a role she reprised three times on Broadway. Her stage credits also include Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Show Girl and The Vamp. She received an Academy Award nomination for her performance in the film "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and is the subject of a 2011 documentary film, "Carol Channing: Larger Than Life." Channing is also the recipient of a 1968 Special Tony Award and a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award in 1995. 



A nine-time Tony winner, Tune has performed in Seesaw and choreographed A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. His directing credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine and Grand Hotel. He starred in the 1969 film adaptation of "Hello, Dolly!" 

The longtime friendship between the two began when Tune was 17 and was working for Dallas Summer Musicals, where Channing was performing in Show Girl. Channing served as a mentor to Tune and advised him throughout his career.

Channing told the Boston Globe, "Tommy and I have a bond that is very special. We had an immediate connection when we met years ago in Texas. I fell in love with his mother, and Tommy became my spiritual godson."

Call (508) 487-1430 or visit onlyatthecrown.com/events/event.php?id=2818 for more information.