Karen Mason Is Comin' to Town with Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Dec. 13

News   Karen Mason Is Comin' to Town with Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Dec. 13
Theatre and cabaret star Karen Mason brings her acclaimed holiday concert to Birdland Dec. 13.
Karen Mason
Karen Mason

The performer, most recently on Broadway in Mamma Mia!, will present Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! at 7 PM at the famed jazz club. Accompanied by musical director Christopher Denny on piano and Bob Renino on bass, Mason will offer renditions of such holiday fare as "I'll Be Home For Christmas," "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," "Silent Night," "Joy to the World" and Joni Mitchell's "River." Barry Kleinbort directs. A live recording of Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! was made at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. The complete track listing for the disc — available at karenmason.com — follows:
"What the World Needs Now"/"We Need a Little Christmas"/"It's Today"/ "We're So Glad You're Here"
"Merry Christmas"/"Sleigh Ride"
"Christmas Waltz"/"Christmas Song"
"Not This Christmas"
"Winter Wonderland"/"Let It Snow"
"Joy To The World"/"River"
"We Need A Little Christmas" (reprise)
"Santa Claus Is Coming To town"
"Toyland"/"I Wont Grow Up"
"My Favorite Things"/"Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep"
"I Eat"
"I'll Be Home for Christmas"
"Silent Night"
"We Three Kings"
"Another Year"
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

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!"

Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $30 cover and a $10 food-drink minimum; call (212) 581-3080 for reservations.

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