Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – will present the debut of Reeve Carney on Thursday, May 3 at 9:30 PM. He is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Gray in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” Riff Raff in Fox TV’s Rocky Horror Picture Show reimagining, as well as originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor and U2’s Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Featuring selections from his five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted, as well a few surprises from the Broadway canon and the Great American Songbook, Reeve delivers a one-man-show that feels more like an invitation only after-party than traditional concert performance.
A lifelong musician, Reeve had worked with director Julie Taymor, on the film, The Tempest. Reeve’s latest album, Youth is Wasted, was recorded primarily in his New York apartment. During his demanding Spider-Man schedule, it was impossible to get back and forth to the studio, so Reeve decided to build his own studio–right in his living room. His bizarre Broadway hours also made teaming up with other musicians all but impossible, so Reeve took matters into his own hands, literally, playing every single instrument himself. Thus, the album has a homespun quality, a la Paul McCartney’s Ram–which just so happens to be Reeve’s all-time favorite album.
In an upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic, Reeve will play the late singer, marrying his love of music and acting.
Reeve becoming a performer was all but a foregone conclusion: almost everybody in his family works in the arts. His great-uncle was actor Art Carney. His jewelry designer mother has a degree from Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music, his father wrote jingles. From early childhood. Reeve sang on his father’s jingles. And at age 10, he was already recording with Michael Jackson on HIStory. Reeve spent much of his high school years hanging out at blues clubs around Los Angeles, playing with musicians over twice his age–and getting a better music education than any class could provide. His dedication paid off, and, after graduating from Hamilton High School Academy of Music, he got into USC’s Thornton School of Music, but left after a year to pursue his music in earnest.
Reeve Carney will perform at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) on Thursday, May 3 at 9:30 PM. The cover charge is $30-35 with $75 premium tickets available. There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.
THE GREEN ROOM 42 recently celebrated its one year anniversary as the theater district’s premiere destination for live music and events. The 140-seat space lets audiences experience shows up close and personal. During the shows, guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes alongside signature cocktails, craft beer and wine with no food/drink minimum. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42.
ALSO COMING UP AT GREEN ROOM 42
AMY JO JACKSON
“I Want To Be Your Man”
Friday, April 13 at 9:30 PM
Amy Jo Jackson – actor, singer, and notable Tall Person – makes her Green Room 42 debut in I Want To Be Your Man. Comprised entirely of music that was originally performed by men, Amy Jo escorts you through a night of songs that span eras, genres, and gender identities for a playfully subversive romp through masculinity in pop culture. This Amazonian chanteuse always brings the party, so get ready for an epic night of badassery and powerhouse vocals courtesy of one emphatically nasty woman.
“DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER”
in Concert starring ED DIXON
Music by CHARLES STROUSE and lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER
Monday, April 16 at 7:00 PM
Alan Jay Lerner and Charles Strouse’s short-lived musical Dance A Little Closer, inspired by Robert E. Sherwood’s Idiot’s Delight, is approaching its 35th anniversary. Featuring an outstanding score by the composer of Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Rags and more, Dance A Little Closer struggled to find its footwork and closed on its opening night. In this abridged version highlighting the show’s sweeping score, audiences will have the rare opportunity to turn back the clocks and relive this little-known musical. The concert will star Drama Desk Award-winner Ed Dixon (Georgie, Sunday In The Park With George, Les Miserables and more) in the role originated by his lifelong friend and colleague George Rose. The evening is presented by the team behind the popular Second Act Series, Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan, who brought Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, 70, Girls, 70, Nick & Nora, Shelter starring Jon Cryer, Charlotte Sweet, Bring Back Birdie, Henry, Sweet Henry, and Eating Raoul back to New York.
“In The Meantime”
Saturday, April 21 at 7:00 PM
Marissa Miller, of Wicked and The Green Room 42’s resident vintage female vocal trio America’s Sweethearts, returns to with a sparkling new solo show. In her trademark bombshell style, she combines soaring vocals with zany comedy reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Celebrating the chutes and ladders of life, Marissa channels the icons she grew up adoring, performing songs made famous by Carol Burnett, Ella Fitzgerald, Debbie Reynolds, Judy Garland and Kristin Chenoweth, with selections from contemporary musical theatre to boot. Marissa will captivate you with an atmosphere of classic old-fashioned charm and quirky spirit.
“Broadway Jazz Session”
with special guest JULIA MURNEY, BRITTAIN ASHFORD, REMA WEBB and more
Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 PM
Composer of In Transit on Broadway brings his live jazz show to the stage in his Green Room 42 return hit. This is a night of great songs, Broadway classics, and special guests Julia Murney, Brittain Ashford and Rema Webb.
“Live(S) in New York”
Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 20 at 7:00 PM
Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle is back in town with her stunning solo performance, an intimate evening of song that whispers seductive secrets, lays bare the naked truth and explodes with the one of a kind bottle rocket charisma that’s kept “Frankie’s” ardent fans coming back for more since she created the iconic role of Eponine in Les Miserables and turned “On My Own” into one of Broadway’s most beloved standards. This evening is a wildly entertaining ride straight through the core of the most tender heart, fiery passion and loose comic confidence of a seasoned performer at the height of her game. Frankie has made five solo albums and has performed countless West End shows including her most recent critically acclaimed performance as Queenie in the U.K. Premiere of Michael LaChiusa’s infamous The Wild Party. The show is co-created by Frances Ruffelle and Gwyneth Herbert, with Musical arrangements by Gwyneth Herbert with additional arrangements by Jude Obermuller and David Barber.
Michael Kushner in
“MOO WITH ME”
Sunday, April 29 at 7:00 PM
Michael Kushner, theatre photographer, actor, and founding member of Musical Theatre Factory, returns to The Green Room 42 in Moo With Me, a comedy (he hopes) exploring the meeting of Michael’s lifelong idol, Idina Menzel. Moo With Me is the story everyone (again, he hopes) can relate to about hard work, perseverance, celebrity crushes, and the perfect, dream come true moment.
As Varla Jean, Jeffery Roberson has filled cabarets and concert halls across the world including the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the New York Public Theater, London’s Soho Theatre, LA’s Renberg Theatre, and countless theatres in the gay sea-side village of Provincetown. Jeffery wrote and starred in the short Improve Your History with Varla Jean: Stonewall, for the launch of the MTV’s television network Logo and was also seen in their “One Night Standup: Dragtastic” special. Jeffery has starred as Varla in numerous TV and stage roles as well, with highlights that include “Project Runway,” “Ugly Betty,” and the film Girls Will be Girls. Paying tribute to the inspiring women who have inspired her to think about becoming inspirational, BigGayHudsonValley.com has teamed up with Varla Jean Merman to bring “Wonder Merman” to NYC for this special one night only show.
“Girl No More”
Monday, May 14 at 7:00 PM
Monday, May 28 at 7:00 PM
The Tony Award nominated star of Broadway’s Miss Saigon bring back her show which has been extended regularly since it first debuted in the fall of 2017. The evening takes the audience through an evening of pop ballads, jazz standards and musical theater favorites, including songs made famous by Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra. In this intimate evening of music with a wonderfully colorful set list, Eva sings from her heart and reveals a side of her story you’ve never heard.
Friday, May 18 at 9:30 PM
Thomas March, poet, performer and author of the newly-released collection Aftermath, makes his Green Room 42 debut in After Aftermath. No ordinary book launch, this will be a night of music, comedy, and spoken word celebrating the collection’s most important themes—longing, loss, and love. With friends from the worlds of cabaret, musical theatre, stand-up comedy—and a few surprises—Tom brings poetry and the performing arts together for an evening that promises to be both heartbreaking and hilarious. It might be the best variety-show-inspired-by-a-book you’ll see this year.
from The Great Comet and Porgy & Bess
“Heavy is The Head”
Saturday, May 19 at 9:30 PM
Sumayya Ali, featured in the original Broadway cast of Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812, Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer, and the Broadway revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess makes her Green Room 42 debut in “Heavy is The Head.” Join Sumayya in this spell binding evening as she explores exoteric and esoteric identity and purpose through her original compositions as well as juxtaposing electronica, classical and rock/soul into some favorite Broadway, jazz and pop standards. Come discover the magical transforming elements of music which are buried inside of yourself. With these gifts comes responsibility. “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.”
Billboard hit singer and songwriter with first NYC residency
Friday, May 18 at 7:00 PM
Friday, June 22 at 7:00 PM
Friday, July 20 at 7:00 PM
Friday, August 17 at 7:00 PM
Spencer Day, the unique #1 Billboard charting jazz singer and songwriter who has appeared at venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl, makes his Green Room 42 debut for his first ever New York Residency. This provides Day with unique opportunity to showcase his humor as well a wide range of his diverse and eclectic original songs, along with interpretations of classic songs ranging from Cole Porter to David Bowie. He brings plenty of spontaneity that feels new and fresh while simultaneously embracing the classic mood of a bygone era.
“The Color Ginger”
Monday, June 25 at 9:30 PM
Max Chernin (Bright Star, Sunday In The Park With George) makes his debut at The Green Room 42 in “The Color Ginger.” Fellow redhead Ryan Fielding Garrett (Kinky Boots, The Man In The Ceiling) joins Max in exploring the ghosts of his past, the delight of the present, and the uncertainty of his future. Songs, stories, historical evidence….bring your sunscreen, and come see this Broadway ginger shine bright!