Acclaimed vocalist, recording artist and actress Karen Mason heads into Chicago to perform her new one-woman show The Secrets Of The Ancient Divas before heading to Broadway to star as Mrs. Danvers in the upcoming musical Rebecca. Mason will be appearing at Davenport's, 1383 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, the city's premier venue for intimate, live performances, will take place Wednesday, June 13 – Monday, June 18.
Her new show The Secrets Of The Ancient Divas is a homage to the great ladies of song from the past from one of the great ladies of song today. Among the songs and performers Karen pays tribute to is Barbra Streisand (People), Doris Day (Secret Love), Eydie Gorme (If He Walked Into My Life) and Bette Midler (From A Distance). These songs provide a showcase for Karen's dynamic vocals and musical versatility.
The multi-MAC and Backstage Magazine Bistro Award winner, most recent CD release, Right Here/Right Now, also received a MAC Award for Album of the Year.
This will be Mason's final Chicago performance before heading to Broadway in the forthcoming musical remake of the Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar-winning classic Rebecca. Mason will be portraying Mrs Danvers, a role created on screen by the legendary Dame Judith Anderson. Mason other notable roles include that of Velma Von Tussle in the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash hit Hairspray and she originated the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia!, for which she was awarded a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress. Karen also replaced Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Sunset Boulevard. As well as receiving the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And The World Goes Round.
Karen's recordings are available on the web at karenmason.com, amazon.com and iTunes.
Show times are at 8pm 7pm for the Sunday, June 17th performance. There is a $35 cover charge/2 drink minimum. Due to the high demand for this special event, reservations are recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online at www.davenportspianobar.com.