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Saturday, December 28, 2013

The 2014 Hello Dolly 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mark your calendars" writes Richard Skipper.  The Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

"I'm thrilled to be bringing together Nicole Barth, Ron Young  (both dancers in the original Company and Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher (Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company) and others all together on one stage!" 

Members of the original cast of Dolly will be together for the first time in 50 years on Saturday, January 18.

You can contact: Richard Skipper Celebrates:  845-365-0720, or

Richard Skipper Celebrates…The Fiftieth Anniversary of Hello, Dolly!
Jan 18, 1:30pm LOCAL 802 MUSICIAN'S HALL - NY SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, 322 West 48th Street, NYC
Richard Skipper will be kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hello, Dolly with members of the original Broadway cast! Flea market: 12:30 - 2:00- Great place to find music sheets, tapes, CD's etc. Members may bring their CD's to sell at the CD table.

For information on this, write to Program: 2:00 - 3:00P with cast members from the original Broadway cast! (Scheduled: Nicole Barth (Original cast), Paul Berne (dancer, Original Company), Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher (Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company), Wayne Clark (first National Company with Carol Channing), John Anthony Gilvey: Author, Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical (click here), David Hartman (Rudolph and Stage Manager: Original Company), Charles Karel (Original cast), Jan LaPrad (Original Company dancer), Joan “Buttons” Leonard (original company), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl 1977 tour and Broadway Revival, director 1996 Broadway tour and Revival), Ron Young (dancer original cast). Non-member guest fee $10. Membership only $50 per year/single (9 great Programs and a monthly Newsletter). BECOME A MEMBER!

Carol Channing will also be appearing at Town Hall on Monday, January 20, 2014 with host Justin Bond:

There will be two special performance’s of Peggy Herman’s hit show, Herman Sings Herman.
Peggy Herman will be joined by Jerry Lanning (Patrick, Mame 1966) and Tony Sheldon on Saturday night, January 18 Herman Sings Herman. Lee Roy Reams (whom I had the pleasure to meet and sit with at Melissa Manchester's act at BB King's last Spring) is Peggy’s guest on the evening of the 19th show at 7pm. (Both Shows at The Laurie Beechman Theater.)

Hello, Dolly! was first produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, winning a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 35 years. The show album, Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theater hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into a 1969 film that was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Please contact Richard Skipper Celebrates…845-365-0720 for press inquiries.

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