Scobar Entertainment presents Piano Bar Live
Celebrates the Chicago Scene!
Tuesday, March 2 at 7:15 pm EST
BroadwayOnDemand.com & on YouTube Piano Bar Live.
Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, March 2 at 7:15 pm ET, celebrating Chicago piano bar and cabaret, co-hosted by Scott Barbarinoand Russ Goeltenbodt, with guests Mark and Ann Burnell, Karen Mason, Michael McAssey, Beckie Menzie, Judy and Bernie Rice, and Carolyn Wehner.
PBL! is proud to continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar—that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.
Anne Burnell is a founding member of Chicago Cabaret Professionals (CCP) and currently serves as president. Appearances include Epiphany Center for the Arts, WDCB Jazz Salon, Logan Center for the Arts, Auditorium Theatre, Pianoforte, Mabel Mercer Foundation and CSO’s African American Network. Anne directed CCP’s Jazz at the Cabaret at Victory Gardens Theater. Burnell Music streams live on Thursdays; all recordings available on BurnellMusic.com
Mark Burnell trained singers for 10 years at Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his MFA. He has performed in New York, Zurich, Geneva, Paris, Freiburg and Amsterdam. His discography includes Summer Days & Dreamy Nightsand Blues In The Night (with Anne Burnell). Burnell and Anne have streamed weekly online shows since March 2020.
Russ Goeltenbodt has performed sold-out concerts at the Skokie Theatre and Davenport’s, and as regular guest singer at Petterino’s Monday Night Live, has continued with his musical cabaret at Drew’s On Halsted, where he has been Entertainment Director since November 2018. Goeltenbodt, with producer and “Chicago Queen of Cabaret,” Denise Tomasellos have brought back the supper club experience there, which had all but disappeared from the Chicago scene. This is Goeltenbodt’s second appearance on Piano Bar Live! having previously been a guest a little more than a year ago at Brandy’s.
Most people know Karen Mason as an award-winning Broadway star, but in the world of cabaret and piano bars she’s one of our own. Mason has performed at The Duplex on Grove Street where she could be found singing in the piano bar, doing a promo before her show and hanging out afterwards. Chicago native Mason is a 13-time MAC Award-winner (Major Female Vocalist for six years in a row) and was recently the recipient of the 2019 MAC Lifetime Achievement Award. She also won the 2006 Nightlife Award for Major Female Vocalist and has three Bistro Awards. Theatrically, Mason was recently seen as Madame Giry in the North American Premier of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Other roles include starring as The Queen of Hearts in Broadway’s Wonderland, the original Tanya in Abba’s Mamma Mia! (for which she received a 2002 Drama Desk nomination as Best Actress), Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Velma von Tussel in the final Broadway company of Hairspray, Mazeppa in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Rosalie in Carnival (Drama Desk nomination) and many more. Mason won the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in And The World Goes ‘Round and starred Off-Broadway in her own show, Karen Mason Sings Broadway, Beatles & Brian.
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The Piano Bar is that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create as we connect with live music.