Amongst the many prospects NYC had to offer, Hanna found Rochelle.
Rochelle Seldin grew up in the suburban serenity of Red Bank, New Jersey. Her uncanny ability to switch from atomic belt to operatic soprano eventually brought her to Broadway, where she appeared in the chorus of They’re Playing Our Song. She followed this with national tours and several stints in summer stock. One night, a friend took her to The Duplex for a cocktail. Karen was at the piano playing show tunes, and the connection was almost immediate. Rochelle became a regular and was soon hired as a singing waitress. While Rochelle continued to work in the arts, she and Karen developed a large and enthusiastic weekly following that packed the Duplex every weekend, with throngs singing show tunes until the wee-hours.