CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE presents KAREN MASON and LOUIS ROSEN in "AGES SINCE THE LAST TIME" for TWO SHOWS, 5/11-12
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CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE

PRESENTS

BROADWAY AND CONCERT STAR
KAREN MASON

AND AWARD-WINNING SONGWRITER AND PERFORMER
LOUIS ROSEN

IN THEIR SPECIAL EVENING

"AGES SINCE THE LAST TIME"

TWO SHOWS – MAY 11 AND 12

LIVESTREAM OPTIONS AVAILABLE

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York's newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present Broadway and concert star Karen Mason and award-winning songwriter and performer Louis Rosen in "Ages Since the Last Time" for two performances, Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, both at 7:00 PM. The pair reunites for a celebration of almost 50 years of collaboration and friendship, with two evenings of Louis' songs and a few selections by their dear mutual friend, Karen's original musical director, the late Brian Lasser. Tickets are $25-$40, in addition to a service charge and a two-item food and beverage minimum. A livestream option is available for both shows at $20 each. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street.

Karen Mason was seen playing Mrs. Marsh on Ryan Murphy's "Halston" on Netflix. On tour, 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; "Monotony" singer and Mazeppa in Jerome Robbins' Broadway. In regional theater, Karen starred in Chasing Rainbows (Paper Mill Playhouse), A Christmas Story as Miss Shields; White Christmas (St. Louis Muni Opera); Side by Side by Sondheim (Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida); Gypsy (Sundance Theatre in California); Company (Huntington Theatre in Boston). Off-Broadway, she won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And the World Goes ‘Round. She is a 14-time MAC Award winner, and was the recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. She also won 3 Bistro Awards. Her eight recordings include the single "It's About Time," written by Paul Rolnick and Shelly Markham; her 2009 MAC Award-winning Right Here/ Right Now, The Sweetest of Nights, When the Sun Comes Out, Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!, Better Days (featuring the 1998 Emmy Award-winning song "Hold Me"); and Not So Simply Broadway. Also, Wonderland (original cast); the film Jeffrey (Varese Sarabande); Wonderful Town (JAY Records); the cast album of And the World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor).

Louis Rosen is a composer, lyricist, author, performer and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition. His thirteen albums of songs and music are: The Pearl Octet – Riversongs Nonet (2024), Love and Ashes (2023), Music for Guitar (2022); It Is Still Dark: Three Suites (2022); I Don't Know Anything (2020); Phenomenal Woman: The Maya Angelou Songs (2018); Dust to Dust Blues (2017); Act One – Piano Music from the Theater (2017); Dream Suite (on poems by Langston Hughes - 2016); Time Was (2013); The Ache of Possibility (2009); One Ounce of Truth: The Nikki Giovanni Songs (2008); and South Side Stories (2006). Music for the theater includes Book of the Night (Goodman Theater, Chicago) and A Child's Garden (Off-Broadway); 30 scores for plays at theaters on Broadway, Off-Broadway and around the country, and twelve concert suites drawn from these scores. As a performer, Louis has headlined New York City venues including Joe's Pub, Birdland, Iridium, Birdland Theater, and The Great Hall of Cooper Union; nightclubs and concert halls across the country; and as far away as the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe. He is also the author of the memoir/oral narrative, The South Side: The Racial Transformation of an American Neighborhood (Ivan R. Dee, Chicago). Other award highlights include the NEA New American Works Grant; and the 2nd Gilman & Gonzalez Falla Musical Theater Award. www.louisrosen.com .

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CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE, highlighting a diverse range of musical genres, is a welcome addition to the list of high-end venues on the New York performance scene, deftly balancing a glamourous interior, traditional hospitality, and top musical talent. The current lineup features a dazzling array from the worlds of pop, folk, country, soul, jazz, and much more. Providing a wide variety of upscale American menu items, with distinguished wine and bespoke cocktails, audiences will experience some of the best touring performers in the world, alongside local emerging artists. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE melds the ambiance of a classic supper club with the acoustics of a serious listening room and a contemporary spin appealing to several generations of music lovers.

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE opens the doors to hospitality, entertainment, and enjoyment every night, featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting, a 10-seat in-theatre bar, lofted VIP mezzanine for private groups, and table seating for the perfect date night. The ever-changing menu and entertainment schedule means guests never have the same night twice. CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE is located at 152 West 26th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), downstairs inside the Hilton New York Fashion District. Purchase tickets at chelseatableandstage.com @chelseatableandstage


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UPCOMING MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS AT
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE

Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
LAURA ANGLADE QUARTET
The Laura Anglade quartet, including Ms. Anglade on vocals, Ben Rosenblum on piano and accordion, Marty Jaffe on bass, and Ben Zweig on drums, draws their repertoire from the Great American Songbook and French classics made famous by Michel Legrand, Barbara, Charles Trenet, and more.

Friday, May 3 at 7:00 PM
ROSEMARY LOAR
"Vagabond Heart" – Album Release Concert
Broadway (Sunset Boulevard, Chess), cabaret and recording artist Rosemary Loar revisits her love of jazz in her newest and most musically ambitious show yet which launches her 12th album: Vagabond Heart. This is an evening of out-of-the-box arrangements and hilarious and heartbreaking stories of where and how the music was chosen and inspired. She sings well-known standards, original compositions, and classic Broadway songs, each with a twist. The show will be directed by Barry Kleinbort, with music direction Frank Ponzio on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Vito Lesczak on drums.

Sunday, April 14 at 7:00 PM
KLEA BLACKHURST
"Autumn in New York – Vernon Duke's Broadway"
Vernon Duke was the creator of such indisputable standards as "April in Paris" and "Autumn in New York." His legacy as a Broadway composer ultimately rests on 1940's Cabin in the Sky, but there are countless musical treasures written throughout his career – songs from Banjo Eyes, starring Eddie Cantor and Dancing in the Streets, starring Mary Martin. There's even a curious meeting at the intersection of Vernon Duke and Ethel Merman – Sadie Thompson. Blackhurst has created a lively show devoted to possibly the only composer to dine regularly with Prokofiev and Gershwin. The show features arrangements by music director Michael Rice.

Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 PM
KLEA BLACKHURST
"One of the Girls: The Words and Music of Jerry Herman"
Considered one of Herman's premier interpreters, Blackhurst officially became one of "Jerry's Girls" when she starred in the 50th anniversary production of Hello, Dolly! at Goodspeed Opera House. They were introduced years before, when Jerry heard her sing one of the cut Dolly songs written for Ethel Merman. He immediately invited her to sing with the London Philharmonic at the Palladium and she's been singing his songs with symphony orchestras across the country ever since. "One of the Girls" focuses on the powerful, loving and memorable women in Jerry's life: both real, like his mother Ruth, who taught him that you could throw a party because "It's Today," and characters like Mame, who encouraged us to "Open a New Window"; Dolly Levi, who decided to rejoin the human race "Before the Parade Passes By"; and Zaza, who bravely declared, "I Am What I Am."

Sunday, May 19 at 7:00 PM
HEATHER PARCELLS and DIANE PHELAN
"A Friendship Unhinged"
*Livestream Available*
Two of Broadway's wittiest leading ladies, Heather Parcells (Judy Turner in A Chorus Line ) and Diane Phelan (Cinderella in Into the Woods) take you on a duet-driven romp through the sweet dissonance of enduring friendship. Having met as mere babes on the 1st National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, the duo harmonize their way through the inescapable lunacy that accompanies a lasting friendship. The show is directed by Joe Langworth, with music direction by Dan Lipton, and music arrangements by Richard Rockage.

Friday, June 16 at 9:30 PM
RANDY EDELMAN
*Livestream Available*
Composer, conductor, and musician Randy Edelman will celebrate the soundscape of his career through a dazzling piano concert. He transports his audience with arrangements of his movie scores from Last of the Mohicans to My Cousin Vinny, and beyond. Randy will also be sharing his hit songs that have been recorded by popular artists including Barry Manilow, Patti LaBelle, Olivia Newton-John, Nelly, and others. Edelman has composed over 100 popular films including Gettysburg, 27 Dresses, Ghostbusters II, Kindergarten Cop, Twins, among others. He also created musical themes for the Olympics, ESPN, and NASA. He has shared stages with the Carpenters, Frank Zappa, Anthrax, Sister Sledge, and others. He has also written songs for Barry Manilow ("Weekend in New England), Patti LaBelle ("Isn't it a Shame"), Blood Sweat and Tears ("Blue Street"), Kool & the Gang ("Amore, Amore"), Nelly ("My Place"), and more.

Friday, June 21 at 9:30 PM
NICK ZIOBRO
"Without a Song"
*Livestream Available*
Once known as The Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador, Nick Ziobro returns to NYC with an all-new show. Featuring music from Cole Porter to Carole King, as well as some artists you never thought you'd see coming, travel across time with heartfelt vocals and stories through the best songs from the last century. With a band of legendary New York musicians led by the incomparable Tedd Firth, Nick's passion for this music will only be matched by the incredible players onstage with him. Come and see why The Daily Beast asked, "Is Nick Ziobro the next Frank Sinatra?"
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