NYC: KAREN MASON RETURNS WITH "SECRETS OF THE ANCIENT DIVAS"
The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce the return of Broadway actress and cabaret star Karen Mason, who will be performing a brand new show, "Secrets of the Ancient Divas" on Monday, April 1st at 7:00 pm atBIRDLAND (315 West 44th Street, NYC - 212-581-3080). "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," "The Man That Got Away," 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. There is a $30 cover plus a $10 food/drink minimum.
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