Mason, whose newest show is entitled "The Winner Takes It All," will play the King Kong Room Sept. 15 and Oct. 13 and 20. Show time is 7 PM. Backed by musical director Christopher Denny on piano, Mason's program salutes songs from movies on the big and small screen that the singer actress watched as a child. The centerpiece of her concert is a tribute to such film stars as Doris Day, Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland. Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Secret Love," "People," "Get Happy" and the Beatles' "Just to Dance With You." Barry Kleinbort directs.
Karen Mason starred as Tanya in the hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Winter Garden Theatre. She also received much praise for her performance as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, where she was standby for Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige. Mason's other Broadway credits include Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Torch Song Trilogy. She appeared in the Off Broadway revue And the World Goes 'Round, and she is one of the top draws on the cabaret scene.
There is a $25 cover and a $15 food-drink minimum for all shows. The King Kong Room is located in Manhattan at 240 West 47th Street. For reservations, call (212) 921-1904.