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Fun Home’s Emily Skeggs Is About To Show Off Her Shakespearean Jazz Roots

Fun Home’s Emily Skeggs Is About To Show Off Her Shakespearean Jazz Roots

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – has announced the return of “The Shakespearean Jazz Show” featuringFun Home star and Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs and the Nine Worthies jazz ensemble in the exciting and original “The Shakespearean Jazz show” for two nights on Friday, February 2 and Friday, February 9.The show is directed by Emily Grill, produced by Ari Conte and Emily Grill, and features original music by Patrick Greeley.

“The Shakespearean Jazz Show” is a wildly entertaining and one of a kind evening that re-contextualizes Shakespeare’s work in an unexpectedly magical and wholly engaging way. The Nine Worthies, the talented troupe of performers who drew their name from William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, feature Adrian Aielleo on guitar and mandolin, guest artists P.J. Duffy on bass, and Alex Bender on Trumpet, composer Patrick Greeley on piano and clarinet, Adam Salameh on percussion,  and Sheldon Brown, Daniel Irwin, Jenna Rogalski and Tony Award-nominated actress Emily Skeggs on vocals.  

A rave review of “The Shakespearean Jazz Show” from BroadwayWorld.com praised the show as “a triumphant tour de force that pristinely blends Shakespeare’s poetry with a catchy New Orleans jazz beat” with Cabaret Scenes calling it “an innovative, vibrantly colorful, high energy show…a killer presentation that brought the house down.” The show masterfully marries the words of the bard with the beats of jazz, combining upbeat and exuberant music with the timeless text.  

“The Shakespearean Jazz Show” has previously been seen at ArtsEmerson in Boston, The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University in New Orleans and the New York Musical Festival.

“The Shakespearean Jazz Show” will be performed at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) at 9:30 PM on Friday, February 2 and Friday, February 9. Cover charges are $25 with $50 premium tickets (which include a signed poster and preferred seating). There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will soon celebrate its 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

TASTiSKANK

Featuring SARAH LITZSINGER and KATE REINDERS

Smoke n’ Mirrors

Monday, February 5 at 9:30PM

“If Romy and Michele were witty with a slutty sense of humor and singing voices. A hilarious set of acoustic songs, With some happily award attempts at choreography and furiously funny lyrics, TASTiSKANK’S performance was like an inner monologue musical for bad girls.” — Las Vegas Weekly

Sarah Litzsinger and Kate Reinders team up for their Green Room 42 debut in TASTiSKANK: Smoke ‘n Mirrors. Known for their roles in Something Rotten!, Wicked, Amour, and Beauty and the Beast, Kate and Sarah are two Broadway gals and real-life best friends who teamed up in 2006 to create TASTiSKANK, their singing-songwriting comedy duo. They were voted the 25 Sexiest New Yorkers by the New York Post and have over 1.2 million views of their tune, “The Sex Song” on YouTube. They have performed at Ars Nova, the UCB, Caroline’s, Comix, the TBS Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, and won the 2007 Breakout Award at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.

NICOLE VANESSA ORITZ

Breakout start of Spamilton

A Work Of Heart

Sunday, February 11 at 9:30 PM

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, star and leading lady of the off-Broadway sensation Spamilton, makes her Green Room 42 debut. Known for her soulful and powerhouse vocals, Nicole has established a reputation as the belting queen of cabarets in New York. Featuring music from Hamilton, The Color Purple, and Wicked, as well as classics from Whitney and the other world class divas, Ortiz ignites the room with passion and flair. Come for the belting, stay for the heart.

The Green Room 42’s First Birthday LILLIAS WHITE

Baby-Makin’ Music

Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 PM

The Tony Award winner returns one year after she performed the grand opening of The Green Room 42 for a Valentine’s Day to remember. Her brand new show will feature songs from Broadway, blues, R&B and pop. White’s major Broadway credits include The Life, Cats, Carrie, Once on This Island, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Chicago, and Fela!.

Love songs from the cast of

JERSEY BOYS

Who Loves You

Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM

Cast members of the musical Jersey Boys and their loved ones are proud to bring their celebration of love to the Green Room 42! Directed by Nicolas Dromard, “Who Loves You” is a concert that celebrates music, friendships, relationships and everything in between. Come shake off those winter blues with us and also contribute to a great cause as proceeds from this concert will benefit the Humane Society.

STEPHANIE’S CHILD

Single Ladies

Wednesday, February 14 at 9:00 PM

Three wo(men). Three voices. Three hundred dollars worth of makeup. Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo, and Rosé join forces to become… Stephanie’s Child, New York City’s Premier Drag Pop Vocal Trio, is thrilled to present their first official concert of 2018 in residence at The Green Room 42. Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo, and Rosé have been looking for love in all the wrong places, but this Valentine’s Day, the Grindr Sisters are on a quest to find Mr. Right — so whether you’re celebrating the love of your life or just your own cold, lonely existence, join us for the funniest and most romantic live-sung drag show in all of New York.

THE SKIVVIES

“Hit Singles

Celebrating National Single Appreciation Day

Thursday, February 15 at 9:30 PM

“The Skivvies Rock Their Socks Off (and Other Clothes Too)” – The New York Times 

Known for their hit duo act that has toured the country stripping down music with Broadway guests, Lauren Molina and Nick Cearly are at the forefront of the cabaret industry. With love songs and breakup ballads, The Skivvies will deliver a celebration of singles, on Feb 15th (National Single Appreciation Day.) Don’t cry at home without a Valentine– Eat free chocolate and celebrate the badass that you are! 

ALICE RIPLEY

Ripley Prescription

Saturday, February 24 at 7:00 PM

Alice Ripley – Tony Award winning star of Next To Normal, Sunset Boulevard, American Psycho, The Who’s Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show and more – returns to The Green Room 42 in her brand new show. Featuring everything from pop and rock hits to musical theatre standards, Ripley takes the audience on an evening of storytelling and song.

EVA NOBLEZADA

Girl No More

Monday, February 26 at 7:00 PM

Monday, March 5 at 7:00 PM

Monday, March 12 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.

JENNIFER DIAMOND

Third Time’s the Charm

Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 PM

This musical theatre actress has managed to balance married life in the country and a hectic city schedule, while pursuing that elusive first Broadway Show. Jen has earned her chevrons with productions of LES MISERABLES, Evita, Ruthless!, Into the Woods, Fiddler on the Roof, among them, and has cut her cabaret teeth on previous club appearances at Joe’s Pub and Feinstein’s/54Below. She’s now bringing her latest show with fresh material and continued “Tales of Adventure” to The Green Room 42. Her show is directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. Joseph Thalken is Jen’s Musical Director/Arranger/Accompanist and leads the hot band featuring Perry Cavari and Dick Sarpola.

Please visit TheGreenRoom42.com for additional details and shows

Cabaret

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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