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Reeve Carney Takes The Green Room 42 By Storm Part 1

Reeve Carney Takes The Green Room 42 By Storm Part 1

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.

“Intention,”” Father’s House,”” Resurrection,”” There She Goes/Bali Ha’i/Up Above The Weather,”” Looking Glass,”” CheckMate and “Testify” were from his  five-time Independent Music Award-winning album, Youth Is Wasted. 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.
“Mr. Green,”” Amelie,”” There She Goes” and “Testify” were from his debut album Carney: Mr. Green Column 1.

“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”

His encore was a thrilling mash-up of songs from Jesus Christ Superstar. After hearing this electric version I really want to know why he was not cast in the NBC version. Carney can sing the hell out of all of the songs, with a deep emotional context. He has become apart of Hadestown and now I really want to see what they have done.

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 The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42.


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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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