THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical Star Luba Mason Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Broadway singing actress Luba Mason, who can currently be seen in Theater for the New City's Nicholas Nickleby, A New Musical through May 5 at the Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater.

Luba Mason
Luba Mason

(Clicking on a name bolded in blue will take readers to that actor or show's entry in the Playbill Vault.)

The Magic Show with Doug Henning

"First Broadway show I ever saw and said, 'This is what I want to do when I grow up!!'"

 

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Dancin'

 

"Saw Ann Reinking wrapping her legs and hair around a pole and said, 'I want to be her in a Broadway show!!' Full circle, she coached me into my role as Velma in Chicago."

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Dreamgirls

 

"Thought this show had it all for me: the music, the glam, Michael Bennett, Jennifer Holiday's voice and heartache... mesmerizing for me as a young student."

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Anna Christie

 

" Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson — electricity!!!”

 

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 End of the Rainbow

 

" Tracie Bennett blew me away..."

 

 

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The Normal Heart

"A disturbing reminder... beautifully documented... this play cannot be performed enough.”

 

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Next to Normal

 

“Fresh, risk-taking and Alice Ripley superb.”

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I'll Eat You Last

 

"Well written, entertaining, fun and well-executed by the talented Bette Midler."

 

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Queen Of The Mist

 

" Michael John LaChiusa gets better with age with his beautiful score and storytelling. And, Mary Testa was powerful."

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  Blown Sideways Through Life

 

"This piece told me that everyone has a story that could break your heart.
I am currently writing my one-woman show..."