Events

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018
    Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmDavenport's Piano Bar, Chicago, IL
    November 7, 8, 10 and 11
    Don’t miss seeing Karen in this special anniversary party that celebrates the legendary club that Karen opened for 20 years ago! Beckie Menzie joins on piano.
  • Mon
    12
    Nov
    2018
    Chicago, IL
    Join Karen in supporting an amazing cause! This year’s Gala will honor the great Betty Buckley and will raise scholarship funds for promising acting students at top drama programs in the Chicagoland area. Karen to perform, along with E. Faye Butler, Heidi Kettenring, Susie McMonagle, Donterrio Johnson, Sophie Grimm, Scott Gryder, and Kimberly Lawson. Get tickets here.
  • Sun
    16
    Dec
    2018
    7:00 pmThe Orinda Theatre, Orinda, CA
    Catch Karen on the west coast in this new venue and ring in the holidays!
  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019
    4:00 pmSt. John Lutheran Church - 81 Christopher Street, New York, NY
    Pax Christi's Peacemaking through the Arts Concert, features Karen along with award-winning singers Karen Akers, Anna Bergman, Celia Berk, Joshua Lance Dixon, Nick Foster, Jeff Harnar, Sally Mayes, and Sidney Myers. Join Karen in supporting Pax Christi's work building peace and promoting social justice!
    For tickets, call 212.420.0250 or click here.
  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmBirdland Jazz Club - 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
    Karen makes her debut at the new (and already legendary!) Birdland Theater (NYC) in a brand new show, FOR THE FIRST TIME (All New! All Exciting! All Memorized!).
  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    7:00 pmSony Hall, New York City

    The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has just announced that its 33rd MAC Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Sony Hall in New York City.

    This year, Karen Mason receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Iconis receives the Board of Directors Award, Ben Cameron and his Broadway Sessions receives the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award, and Midnight at the Never Get receives Show of the Year. Tickets now on sale! Click here.

  • Sat
    13
    Apr
    2019
    1 - 3 p.m.Alice Hammerstein Mathias Rehearsal Studio - 6 Main Street, East Haadam, CT
    Does your child dream of seeing their name in lights? Aspiring young performers 8 years and older are invited to register for Karen’s master class on Saturday, April 13 (additional dates with other artists also available). Karen’s class will coach students on effective vocal performances for the musical theater stage.
  • Fri
    17
    May
    2019
    Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

    After receiving rave reviews in New York, Karen’s new show FOR THE FIRST TIME comes to the Chicagoland area, where Karen will make her debut at Drury Lane’s beautiful and intimate Cabaret Room.

    For tickets and more information, click here.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    Wed
    26
    Jun
    2019
    The Retreat at Herons Landing

    Experience this week-long intensive event for singers in the gorgeous Adirondack mountains! Karen joins Lennie Watts and Carolyn Montgomery to give singers a powerful and restorative opportunity, while allowing performers to revitalize their craft in a spectacular, spa setting. After six nights and five days, performers will return to their daily lives and careers with a refreshed and inspired direction. 

    For more information, click here.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmParamount Theatre, 1200 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    Don’t miss the first complete recreation of Judy Garland’s historical Carnegie Hall concert with full orchestra. This special event, hosted by Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland) and orchestrated by Michael Berkowitz (former musical director for Liza Minnelli) features Karen along with Debbie Gravitte (Tony winner for Jerome Robbins’ Broadway), and Joan Ellison (The Boy from Oz), Gabrielle Stravelli (Bistro Award winner).

    For tickets and more information, click here.

     

  • Mon
    19
    Aug
    2019

    Karen is sleeping out in the streets of NYC to build awareness of teen homelessness. Click here to learn more and support this vital cause!

  • Sun
    25
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019
    Finn’s Cabaret at Barrington Stage Company, The Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
    Karen shares her love of music and songwriters, John Kander & Fred Ebb, in her new show!
  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019
    Papermill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ

    Don't miss the highly anticipated new musical about one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons! Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is the story of how five-year-old Frances Gumm became Judy Garland, chronicling her early career from vaudeville to her rise at MGM, where she wins the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Featuring legendary songs, including “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” and “Everybody Sing,” you'll be experience Judy's early years and her extraordinary rise to fame. For tickets and more information, click here.

  • Fri
    01
    Nov
    2019
    The Kalamazoo Civic Center, 329 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI

    In this new show, Karen shares her personal connection to the music she has performed on Broadway. From the music of Sondheim, Kander & Ebb, Jule Styne, Frank Wildhorn, and Sheldon Harnick among others, this show will feature uniquely show stopping numbers. For tickets and more information, click here.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019
    Birdland Theatre, 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
  • Sat
    14
    Dec
    2019
    5:30 pmBirdland Jazz Club, 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
  • Mon
    30
    Mar
    2020
    Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 W. 54th St. Cellar, New York, NY
  • Fri
    04
    Sep
    2020
    Sat
    26
    Sep
    2020
    Thursdays at 5 p.m. ESTFacebook Live or YouTube

    Tune in for free and consider giving a tip (so that I can pay those fabulous musicians playing with me)! For those able to provide support, funds will be paid to the musicians performing, as well as to the Actors Fund--an emergency relief campaign providing financial assistance for out-of-work artists in the wake of COVID-19.

    Tune in on YouTube

    Venmo:  @KarenMasonDiva
    Paypal:  paypal.me/karenmasondiva

  • Fri
    11
    Sep
    2020
    1:00 amVirtual -- see link below
    WATCH LIVE (and donate to support the Actors Fund!)
    Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley celebrate MAMMA MIA! Tune in and see Karen (in her silver platform boots) with other original cast members. MAMMA MIA! was one of the first shows to open after 9/11, so let's pay tribute to this day and also have some fun retelling some behind-the-scenes stories.
  • Mon
    14
    Sep
    2020
    11:00 pmVirtual -- see link below
    Award winning cabaret performer and member of the 92Y Music Faculty, Michael Kirk Lane curates this special conversation with Karen about the art form of cabaret in New York City. You don't want to miss it! 
  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2020
    Tue
    29
    Sep
    2020
    7:00 pmBirdland Jazz Club, 315 W. 44th St., New York, NY
  • Thu
    15
    Oct
    2020
    Sun
    18
    Oct
    2020
    Virtual -- see instructions below
    OCT. 15 @ 8PM EASTERN
    OCT. 17 @ 2PM EASTERN
    OCT. 18 @ 3PM EASTERN
    In 1983, Don't Tell Mama opened in New York City. And playing the very first night of the club's opening was Karen. In 2015, Karen returned to the club and played a record-breaking five weeks of sold out shows. This show, named Best Show by award outlets and fans alike, will be streamed at a private screening. Great music, great stories, and a lot of fun! Directed by Barry Kleinbort; Music Direction by Christopher Denny; taped by Michael Lee Stever; and mastered by Paul Rolnick!
    For tickets, please send an email to MasonAtMamas2020@gmail.com including the following:
         1)  Date & time of show you would like to purchase ticket(s) for
         2)  Number of tickets
         3)  A screenshot of paid ticket fee ($15)  (Venmo @karenmasondiva OR  PayPal.me/karenmasondiva)
    After the ticket fee has been received, you will be sent a private link to watch the show a half hour before it is set to premier. And then the party starts!
  • Thu
    05
    Nov
    2020
    7:00 pmMetropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St., Arlington Heights, IL
  • Sat
    15
    May
    2021
    7:00 pm1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street, NYC

    Karen's first LIVE AND IN THE ROOM event in a year and a half! Join her in the historic Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel for a FREE concert. All COVID-19 requirements will be in place (masks, social distancing, etc.).

  • Thu
    20
    May
    2021
    Fri
    21
    May
    2021
    8:00 pm70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938

    Hot off the press! This event is not on the website yet, but more information will soon be available here.

  • Sat
    12
    Jun
    2021
    39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh, NY 12777

    Join me as part of the 75th Anniversary Season at this beautiful venue in the Catskills. This event is not on the website yet, but more information will soon be available here.

  • Sun
    12
    Sep
    2021
    Tue
    14
    Sep
    2021
    Lenox, MA

    Book a stay at this luxury resort and see Karen perform September 12 or 14.

    More information here

  • Sat
    02
    Oct
    2021
    Sharon Playhouse

    Join Karen for a concert that celebrates one of the world's most accomplished orchestrators and composers. Tunick is best known for orchestrating the works of Stephen Sondheim.

  • Thu
    21
    Oct
    2021
    Sun
    24
    Oct
    2021
    Gulfshore Playhouse

    See Karen in the Sunshine State as she takes the stage with Grammy and Emmy Award winning Music Director, John McDaniel.

    Tickets

  • Thu
    04
    Nov
    2021
    Sun
    07
    Nov
    2021
    Davenport's, Chicago

    It will be night of unforgettable music, stories, laughter, and joy, and perhaps a few surprises...because you never know what will happen with this vaccinated gal!

    Tickets

  • Tue
    16
    Nov
    2021
    Feinstein's/54 Below, New York City

    Rescheduled from March of 2020, Karen will finally get to perform her birthday concert. A very happy un-birthday to Karen...and to YOU!

    Tickets

  • Sat
    11
    Dec
    2021
    The Rrazz Room

    That's right ... the holidays are right around the corner! This is one of Karen's most popular shows and always sells out quickly. Get your tickets now!
    Tickets

  • Fri
    18
    Feb
    2022
    6 p.m. CTWentz Concert Hall, Naperville, IL

    Join Karen for this fundraiser supporting the Academy of the Arts. This is the school’s first gala and will be vital in supporting scholarships, high-level arts training, and academic instruction for the school’s students. In addition to Karen, artistic talent for the fundraiser will include Zonya Love, Cathy Rigby, Julia Murney, Meecah, and Stephen Wallem.

    Purchase tickets

  • Mon
    28
    Mar
    2022
    7 p.m. ETUpstairs at Birdland, New York, NY

    Karen returns to the legendary Birdland for one night only to share her love of songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb. As one of the original stars of the off-Broadway production of AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, Karen has a personal connection to these legends and their music. Join Karen for a night of unforgettable stories, laughter, and music, including “Ring Them Bells,” “My Coloring Book,” and “Go Back Home” in this new show that highlights Karen’s vocal prowess, charisma, and overall versatility. Don’t miss it!

    Purchase tickets

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2022
    3 and 7 p.m.London

    David Friedman and special guests Karen Mason and Alison Jaier

  • Sat
    21
    May
    2022
  • Sun
    29
    May
    2022
  • Thu
    23
    Jun
    2022
    Sun
    26
    Jun
    2022
    Provincetown
    During the week, Karen is teaching a Master Class and doing a workshop on Thursday, June 23. She is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, June 25!

    Learn more

     

  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2022
  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2022
    Sun
    24
    Jul
    2022
    St. Louis, Missouri

    Karen Mason will be teaching teens at the St. Louis Cabaret Conference!

    Overview of Sing Center Stage program

    Learn more and purchase tickets here

  • Mon
    08
    Aug
    2022
  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022
  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2022
    7 p.m. CTArlington Heights, IL

    Purchase tickets here

    Arlington Heights native returns to Metropolis on September 9! Broadway star of LOVE NEVER DIES, MAMMA MIA, WONDERLAND, HAIRSPRAY, and SUNSET BOULEVARD, and recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award, Karen Mason shares her love of the music of songwriters, John Kander & Fred Ebb, in her show: KANDER & EBB ... & ALL THAT JAZZ! As one of the original stars of AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, Mason has a personal connection to these legends and their music. Featuring uniquely showstopping numbers, the show highlights Mason’s vocal prowess, moving charisma, and overall versatility! As Howard Reich of The Chicago Tribune said: Mason produces a depth of sound and brilliance of color that converge in the work of very few singers. She has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Feinstein’s 54 Below, Birdland, and The Drury Lane Oakbrook as well as Royal Albert Hall in London.

  • Tue
    01
    Nov
    2022
    Wed
    02
    Nov
    2022
    7 p.m. ET54 Below

    Tickets and more information

    54 Below is proud to present the return of Karen Mason – in an encore performance of 30… And Counting, her critically acclaimed show honoring her three-decade collaboration with music director Christopher Denny. Mason performed her first concert with Denny on August 5, 1992 and they have continued the working together to this day. A few years later, director Barry Kleinbort was added to the mix, and this triad of talent have been creating brand new arrangements and shows ever since. This evening will highlight some of their favorite arrangements including “Help/Being Alive,” “Watch What Happens/I Will Wait for You,” and “Finding Wonderland,” with many more surprises. Tom Hubbard joins on bass.

    Karen Mason was recently seen playing Mrs. Marsh on Ryan Murphy’s “Halston” on Netflix. On tour, she was last seen as Madame Giry in the North American premiere of Love Never Dies (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic sequel to The Phantom of the Opera). On Broadway, she starred as The Queen of Hearts in Wonderland and originated the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia! (2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress). Her other leading roles include Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway and in Los Angeles for three years; Velma von Tussel in the Broadway company of Hairspray; and “Monotony” singer and Mazeppa in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway.

  • Thu
    17
    Nov
    2022
    Fri
    18
    Nov
    2022
    Helene Galen Performing Arts Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2022
    Bradstan Boutique Hotel, Eldred, NY
  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2022
    Bradstan Boutique Hotel @ The Eldred Preserve, NY

    More details to come!

  • Mon
    19
    Dec
    2022
    Birdland Jazz Club, NYC

    More details to come!