Karen Mason in âSecrets of the Ancient Divasâ

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Karen Mason in “Secrets of the Ancient Divas”

Mon, April 1, 2013

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Birdland NYC

New York, NY


Off Sale

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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Karen Mason in “Secrets of the Ancient Divas”
Karen Mason in âSecrets of the Ancient Divasâ
"Secrets of the Ancient Divas” is a whimsically titled look at a subject Mason holds near and dear to her heart: the iconic singers who have influenced her. In this concert, she will take on the songs of Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Shirley Bassey and Barbra Streisand. Songs will include “The Trolley Song,” “The Way We Were,” and “Goldfinger.” The musical director for the evening will be Christopher Denny, with direction by Barry Kleinbort.

Karen Mason recently starred on Broadway as The Queen of Hearts in Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland, and as Velma Von Tussle in the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash hit Hairspray. Mason originated the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia!, for which she was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Karen also starred as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, a role that she played over 200 times to critical praise and standing ovations on Broadway and in Los Angeles. She had previously won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And The World Goes Round.

Mason’s other New York theatre credits include Jerome Robbins' Broadway (playing Mazeppa and singing "Mr. Monotony"), Play Me A Country Song and Torch Song Trilogy on Broadway; and Off-Broadway in Carnival (1993 Drama Desk Award nominee for playing Rosalie) and Karen Mason Sings Broadway, Beatles and Brian.
In regional theatre, Karen starred in the world premiere of A Christmas Story as Miss Shields, in White Christmas, playing the "Rosemary Clooney" role (St. Louis Muni Opera), Side by Side by Sondheim (Coconut Grove Playhouse), Gypsy (Sundance Theatre), the world premiere musical One Tough Cookie, which she co-produced (Chicago's Apple Tree Theatre), Heartbeats by Amanda McBroom (Goodspeed Opera House) and Company (Boston's Huntington Theatre). Karen also starred in a one-woman musical about Dorothy Parker called You Might as Well Live, which played in New York and Chicago.
Karen is a ten-time MAC Award winner and has won the award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years. She has also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and three Backstage Magazine Bistro Awards. The internationally acclaimed vocalist has performed concerts throughout the world in such countries as Great Britain, Scotland, Sweden, Japan, Spain and Brazil. In New York, she has headlined Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s at The Regency, Rainbow & Stars, The Algonquin, Arci's Place, The Supper Club, The Metroplitan Room, and The Ballroom; The Cinegrill and the UCLA/ASCAP Concert Series in Los Angeles; The Plush Room in San Francisco; and Park West, Davenport’s and The Metropolis in Chicago. Karen has shared concert stages with such musical luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Rosemary Clooney, Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Jerry Herman, and John Kander & Fred Ebb. Her starring symphony concert performances include The New York Pops with Skitch Henderson, The Philly Pops with Peter Nero, The Oklahoma Philharmonic with Joel Levine, the premier performance of The Chicagoland Pops, The Indianapolis Philharmonic and the St. Louis Symphony with John McDaniel.
Venue Information:
Birdland NYC
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036