After acclaimed concerts from Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth Oct. 11-12, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series continues Oct. 17 (8 and 10 PM) with concerts from Broadway husband-and-wife team Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley.
The Broadway couple will premiere an evening of duets that includes "Love Call," "People Will Say We’re in Love," "Just in Time" and "All the Wasted Time" as well as medleys by Irving Berlin and Stephen Sondheim. Recent Mamma Mia! star Karen Mason will perform selections from her newest CD, "When the Sun Comes Out," on Oct. 18 (8 and 10:30 PM), and Putting it Together's John Barrowman will offer an evening of Broadway and popular standards on Oct. 19 (8 and 10 PM).
Jason Danieley was most recently on Broadway as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, a role he repeated on the London stage. For his Broadway debut in the revival of Candide, he received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination. Danieley's other theatrical credits include the City Center Encores! production of Strike Up the Band as well as Off Broadway runs in Dream True and Floyd Collins.
A three-time Tony Award nominee for her performances in Kiss Me, Kate; Ragtime; and Passion, Mazzie's other theatrical credits include Into the Woods, Big River, The World Goes 'Round, the City Center Encores! production of Out of this World and Off-Broadway's The Trojan Women: A Love Story, where she met husband Danieley. Mazzie also recently concluded a run in the London production of Kiss Me, Kate, where she earned an Olivier Award nomination for her work.
Karen Mason just completed an acclaimed run in the hit musical Mamma Mia!. 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. Her solo recordings are numerous and include "When the Sun Comes Out," "Not So Simply Broadway" and "Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!" John Barrowman, who portrayed Bobby in this summer's Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company, starred on Broadway in the Sondheim revue Putting It Together and also made a guest appearance in the New York company of Sunset Boulevard, repeating his London role of Joe Gillis. Barrowman's other West End theatrical credits include Grease!, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera, The Fix, Miss Saigon and Beauty and the Beast. He also starred on two U.S. television programs, "Central Park West" and "Titans."
The Oct. 17-19 concerts will be held at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (165 W. 65th Street, Rose Building, 10th Floor) at Lincoln Center. Tickets are priced at $30 and $45; call (212) 721-6500 for reservations. Visit www.lincolncenter.org for more information.
—By Andrew Gans