Broadway and recording artist Luba Mason in concert – Times Square Chronicles


From the super cool Brooklyn Soapbox Gallery, stylist and storyteller Luba Mason will appear on June 2 at 8 p.m. for a special live concert. A night with Luba Mason has special guests Sean Harkness on guitar and Samuel Torres on percussion.

Mason’s extensive Broadway career began in 1987, when she made her debut, billed as “Kim Freshwater,” as the sculptural, leather-clad nightclub owner in the short-lived musical. Late night comic. This was followed by his appearance in Sid César & Company in 1989. In 1991, she was part of the original Broadway cast of Tommy Tune’s Tony Award-winning The follies of Will Rogers, first as Ziegfeld Follies second daughter from left, then as an understudy for the main lady “Betty Blake” and the sassy role of “Ziegfeld’s Favorite”. Next came his groundbreaking comedic role as Hedy LaRue in the first revival of How to be successful in business without really trying opposite Matthew Broderick and directed by Des McAnuff. Important roles followed as grieving mother Ms Kresinsky in Paul Simon’s The Capeman, where she met her husband. She replaced Linda Eder as convict Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde and later playing the hardened Velma Kelly opposite Brooke Shields’ Roxy Hart in Chicago. Mason is behind the role of Mrs. Burke in the musical Girl from the north of the country written with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan on Broadway in 2020. Other roles include Joanna in Trevor Nunn’s US premiere of Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close at the Shubert Theater in Los Angeles in 1993. Mason can be heard on the recordings of the Broadway cast of The follies of Will Rogers, How to be successful in business …, The Capeman, Stephen Schwartz’s album and Girl from the north of the country.

Like Velma in Chicago

Luba also appeared in an episode of the Celebrity Special Edition of the beloved TV show. Antiques roadshow and a few months ago she released her 4e studio album Triangle produced by the talented Renato Neto (a longtime collaborator with music icon Prince and keyboardist for over a decade in Prince’s New generation of electricity bandaged). With truly captivating sound, the jazz / pop album showcases Luba’s magnificent vocals alongside bass and vibraphone, forming a unique trio to perform exciting new arrangements from a diverse group of songs by artists like Paul Simon (“50 Ways to Leave Your Lover”), The Beatles (“Ticket To Ride”), Antonio Carlos Jobim (“Waters of March”) and Thelonious Monk (“In Walked Bud”).

There’s also a song from the Tony & Grammy-winning show The group’s visit (“Haled’s Song of Love”), a fascinating take on System of a Down’s song “Toxicity”, and setting the tone perfectly, the album’s opening is “Bach, Stevie Wonder and Janelle Monae “from Sxip Shirey, a love letter to the music of his mind. The album features James Genus on bass (a Saturday Night Live member of the group who toured with Herbie Hancock, Branford Marsalis and Bill Evans) and internationally renowned Joe Locke on Vibraphone (who toured with Rod Stewart).

Girl from the north of the country photo Michael Murphy
Girl from the north of the country photo Michael Murphy

The circle is complete, Luba recorded Triangle at the legendary Power Station studio in New York where Dylan recorded the music in which she performs Girl from the north of the country (For her role, she is also the lead actress / musician in the cast, playing drums on several songs on the show, a skill she learned to do for the role).


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