The Green Room 42 is getting to be the place to discover really talented artists. Who knew I would be treated to one of the best rock concerts of my life, with some Broadway and the Great American Songbook standards thrown in. I am now a fan of their latest discovery Reeve Carney, who was making his debut. Carney is best known for his portrayal of Dorian Gray in Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” Riff Raff in Fox TV’s Rocky Horror Picture Show and originating the role of Peter Parker in Julie Taymor and U2’s Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. Make no mistake, this man is a musical idiot savant. Singing on perfect pitch, playing an array of instruments and taking melodies to really interesting places, watching Carney was like being in musical nirvana.
Starting off with a surprising version of “Whatever Lola Wants” from Damn Yankees, Carney let his audience know that he is a musical theatre lover at heart. Sexy and stripped down this was a fabulous way to showcase his talents.
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow” became a profound want and blend of instruments and want.
A huge fan of South Pacific we got “Carefully Taught” and a mash-up of “There She Goes/Bali Ha’i/Up Above The Weather”.
Spiderman fans got the title song “Boy Falls From The Sky”
Carney appears in an upcoming Jeff Buckley biopic, playing the late singer, marrying his love of music and acting.
I was so impressed, that I took a lot of video. Get ready to see how insanely talented this man truly is.
As always Daniel Dunlow’s lighting was exquisite and set the tone.
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.