Entitled Something's Coming: My Musical Journey to Broadway, the evening at the New York Marriott Marquis' Astor Ballroom will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception. Hosted by Pia Lindström, the concert and dinner will follow at 7:30 PM. The one-night-only event will also include the presentation of the 2005 Broadway Beacon Awards, which honor individuals and organizations that support Inside Broadway's mission to bring theatre to the city's children.
A star of the musical theatre and cabaret stage, Karen Mason has appeared on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Torch Song Trilogy. Her Off-Broadway credits include And the World Goes 'Round and Carnival, and she has also been seen on the small screen in "Law & Order" and "As the World Turns." A six-time MAC Award-winning performer, Mason has charmed audiences at Carnegie Hall, Rainbow & Stars, Davenport's and L.A.'s The Cinegrill. Her solo recordings include "When the Sun Comes Out," "Not So Simply Broadway" and "Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!"
The New York Marriott Marquis is located at 1535 Broadway at 45th Street. The evening will be held on the seventh floor. Tickets are priced $350-$10,000. For more information call Jeff Riebe at (212) 245-0710 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.