Mary Cleere Haran will kick off the New Jersey theatre's Cabaret Series, playing Oct. 21 at 7:30 PM in the Berlind Theatre. Described by The New York Times as "the most literate chanteuse of her generation," Haran has performed in some of the top cabaret venues around the country as well as in the original Broadway cast of The 1940's Radio Hour and the Off-Broadway companies of The Heebie Jeebies and Hollywood Opera. Her numerous recordings include "There's a Small Hotel: Live at the Algonquin," "This Heart of Mine: Classic Movie Songs of the 40s," "This Funny World: Lyrics by Hart" and "Pennies From Heaven."
Karen Mason, who was most recently on Broadway in the original cast of Mamma Mia!, will play the Berlind Dec. 16 at 7:30 PM. Mason, whose Broadway resume also includes Sunset Boulevard, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Torch Song Trilogy, recently released her latest solo recording, "The Sweetest of Nights."
Theatre couple Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will bring their acclaimed concert act, "Opposite You," to the Berlind Jan. 27, 2007, at 7:30 PM. Mazzie is a three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion, while Danieley's Main Stem credits include The Fully Monty and Candide.
The McCarter's cabaret season will end with legendary performer Barbara Cook, who is scheduled for an April 21 concert in the Matthews Theatre. Show time is 8 PM. Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category.
The McCarter Theatre is located in Princeton, NJ, at 91 University Place. Theatre subscriptions are available by calling (609) 258-2787. For more information visit www.mccarter.org.