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PAL JOEY’S STOCKARD CHANNING IN GOTHAM MAGAZINE

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Broadway production of PAL JOEY is currently playing on Broadway at Studio 54  

Gotham Magazine

January 2009

 

Slaves of New York
They’re actors. They’re stars. They’re enchanted by New York and they’re simply enchanting. And they’re Gotham’s picks for the Great White Way’s brightest stars of 2009.

 

 

 

 

STOCKARD CHANNING: “PAL”-ING AROUND WITH THE BEST

 

YOU CAN USE Stockard Channing as a generational Rorschach test: Audiences “of a certain age” will forever associate her first and foremost with Rizzo, from the 1978 film Grease, the movie that was a blockbuster hit before there was such a thing as a blockbuster hit.

 

Younger viewers know her best as first lady Abigail Bartlet, a role she played opposite Martin Sheen on The West Wing. And today, at 64, after parts in more than 80 films and TV shows, Channing is serenading a new audience-this time as Vera in the Broadway musical Pal Joey. And the fiery Chapin School and Harvard grad still relishes the hard work and grueling hours that Broadway demands.

 

“Theater is where I came from,” says Channing, who made her Broadway debut in 1971 in Two Gentlemen of Verona. “It’s the foundation of everything I do, and so I was happy to come back to musicals and happy to come back to New York.”

 

 

 

Click here to read the full article:

http://www.gotham-magazine.com/GOT_JN09_092_SLA.html

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