Monday, January 26, 2009

Autographed Luba Mason Krazy Love CD Giveaway!

For those of you familiar with Luba Mason through her work as Heddy LaRue from the 1995 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (appearing on the cast album), Mason’s latest CD—Krazy Love—will seem quite the departure. As Heddy LaRue, Mason was the cure for the common secretary, the empty-headed sexpot who had her claws in boss J.B. Biggley and almost ruined things between Matthew Broderick’s J. Pierrepont Finch and Megan Mullally’s Rosemary Pilkington. Her tracks on the OBCR are in a rich, squeaky character voice.

Mason’s Broadway credits, however, show her depth as a singer and actor. Her debut had been in The Will Roger Follies, which was followed by Sunset Boulevard. After H2S, she appeared opposite Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades (who is now her husband) in Paul Simon’s controversial The Capeman, then as the big-voiced Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde. As if jumping from dancing, character, and singing parts wasn’t enough, Mason’s last appearance on Broadway was as triple-threat Velma Kelly in the popular revival of Chicago.

Krazy Love drops January 27, 2009, and it is a departure for Mason’s Broadway fans as she explores a Brazilian-tinged jazz side to her talents in an album that is largely of her own writing. Soon, I’ll be reviewing Mason’s latest work, but until then, you, dear reader, have a chance to win one of two autographed Krazy Love CDs courtesy of Miles High Productions.

How to Enter
No need to sign up for any annoying newsletters or to create some stupid password you’ll never remember. To win one of two autographed copies of Luba Mason’s Krazy Love CD, just write a paragraph telling me about your favorite Broadway memory.

I’ve often written on here about my favorite Broadway (or Broadway tour) memories—seeing Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! or almost crying during “It’s Your Wedding Day” in The Wedding Singer. Tell me what your favorite experience was and then explain how that show, performance, song, or whatever affected you in a paragraph.

The two winning entries will be edited for content and clarity and posted next week. Enter by Friday, January 30, 2009, by emailing me at Send me your paragraph and your first name, and if you are a winner, I will email you on Monday to get your address for mailing you your autographed Krazy Love CD. Then, look for my review of the CD early next week.

the Broadway Mouth
January 26, 2009

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