REEVE CARNEY – of “PENNY DREADFUL,” “SPIDER-MAN” and more – returns to THE GREEN ROOM 42
FEATURING SONGS FROM HIS LATEST ALBUM
“YOUTH IS WASTED” BEFORE STARRING IN THE LONDON PRODUCTION OF THE BROADWAY-BOUND MUSICAL “HADESTOWN”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
THE GREEN ROOM 42 – Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – will present the return of Reeve Carney on Wednesday, September 12 at 9:30 PM before he heads to London to star in the acclaimed Broadway-bound musical Hadestown at the National Theatre. Reeve 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.
REEVE CARNEY originated the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the record-breaking Broadway musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. A lifelong musician, Reeve jumped at the opportunity to perform a score by U2’s Bono and The Edge–not to mention re-team with director Julie Taymor, who he’d worked with in her film, The Tempest. In 2013, however, Reeve finally hung up his Spidey suit and headed to Dublin for Showtime’s buzzed-about new John Logan/Sam Mendes series, “Penny Dreadful,” in which he plays reckless hedonist Dorian Gray.
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 Wednesday, September 12 at 9:30 PM. The cover charge is $30-$75. 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 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 THE GREEN ROOM 42
“Broadway Jazz Session”
with special guests TELLY LEUNG and JOANNA ALEXIS JONES (Hamilton)
Sunday, August 12 at 7:00 PM
“A fresh perspective on the Great White Way.” — The Broadway Blog
Russ Kaplan, composer of In Transit, and his ferocious eight-piece band return to The Green Room 42 for their bi-monthly series. Along with guest vocalists Telly Leung (Aladdin) and Joanna Alexis Jones (Hamilton), Kaplan and friends ransack the Broadway songbook for radical twists on your favorite showtunes, from Hello, Dolly! to The Band’s Visit and everything in between. Russ Kaplan’s Broadway Jazz Session offers, swingin’, funky and soulful takes on songs you only think you know! The band features Brian Adler on percussion, Eric Biondo on trumpet, Moppa Elliott on bass, Tom Gavin on guitar, Russ Kaplan on piano, Christof Knoche on alto sax, bass clarinet and flute, Kyle Saulnier on baritone & tenor sax and flute, and Wayan Zoey on drums.
Broadway Sings Unplugged:
Monday, August 13 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM
The team behind the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series is thrilled to bring the first concert of their year-long residency to The Green Room 42! The series will feature acoustic, “unplugged” versions of the brand new arrangements that were written for the original series at the Highline Ballroom, which was dubbed “sheer brilliance” by the New York Times. Broadway Sings Unplugged: Whitney Houston will feature Broadway favorites Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), Amber Iman (Hamilton), Corey Mach (Kinky Boots), and more to be announced shortly. Unplugged is produced and directed by Corey Mach, with music direction and arrangements by Joshua Stephen Kartes. Join us to hear this iconic music sung in a fresh, new way by the best that Broadway has to offer, backed by an acoustic band.
Thursday, August 16 at 7:00 PM
ELEW’s His performance “Rockjazz” fuses his classically trained piano skills with modern pop and rock music generating a new genre. After performing for Barack and Michelle Obama at The White House alongside Esperanza Spalding, on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent” and on National Public Radio, ELEW brings “Rockjazz” back to New York at The Green Room 42 for a one night only performance. ELEW began his career as a jazz pianist Eric Lewis, performing alongside Wynton Marsalis and Elvin Jones. A decade into his career he re-emerged as ELEW and creating “Rockjazz.” He has performed at the behest of Google, Fendi, Disney, Mercedes Benz, Donna Karan, Salesforce, and various Royal Families. His creativity and passion have propelled him to new endeavors in his career; that range from developing and composing for films, writing screenplays, directing, DJ-ing, to speaking engagements for Fortune 100 companies and luxury brands. His work on films can be heard on The Great Debaters, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. Most recently, he scored the feature film Revival! featuring Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chaka Khan. A winner of the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition, he recently collaborated with Lil Wayne, performed with Sting, The Roots, and Natalie Cole, in addition to opening on tour for Josh Groban.
Billboard hit singer and songwriter with first NYC residency
celebrating his new album “Angel City”
Friday, August 17 at 7:00 PM
Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM (ADDED SHOW)
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.
Saturday, August 18 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 a encore performance of her sold-out show. Featuring everything from pop and rock hits to musical theatre standards, Ripley takes the audience on an evening of storytelling and song.
AILI VENHO and JOSHUA HINCK
“Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream”
Sunday, August 19 at 7:00 PM
Aili Venho (50 Shades! The Musical) and Joshua Hinck (Hail Oblivion: A Pirate Fantasia, To Hell and Back) team up for their debut at The Green Room 42 in Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream. It takes two; Venho and Hinck are back in business after the success of their shows City Fairytale and White Elephant. Scott Wasserman (Song Salad, Hamilton’s Beat Master) is putting it together with funky new arrangements of your favorite Sondheim songs complete with a live orchestra. Tease your hair and bust out your sequins – this non-stop dance party will have you saying “God that’s good!”
BERNSTEIN: 100 YEARS
A Centennial Celebration
to benefit The National Museum of American Jewish History
Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 PM
The Green Room 42 and Broadway’s greatest stars are proud to bring a celebration of Leonard Bernstein on the day of his 100th Birthday. Directed by Daniel Dunlow and James Harwood, Bernstein: 100 Years is the musical celebration a century years in the making. Featuring music from his greatest shows such as West Side Story, On The Town, Candide, and more, Bernstein: 100 Years opens a generation’s hearts and ears to a legend of music. Join us and your support helps to fund the National Museum of American Jewish History. Casting willl be announced soon.
The solo concert debut of the Tony Award nominee from “Hello, Dolly!” and “Disaster!”
Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 PM
Stigma is night to celebrate the crazy in all of us, with laughs, tears, and rock-n-roll/ Join Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard in her debut NYC solo show covering some of her favorite artists. Stigma is conceived by Jennifer Simard and directed by Thomas Caruso. Steve Marzullo serves and musical director and arranger with Lael Van Keuren and Maggie McDowell on backup vocals.
ELLYN MARIE MARSH
From Kinky Boots and Pretty Woman: The Musical
Monday, September 17 at 9:30 PM
After a sold out show at Joe’s Pub, March brings back her acclaimed show “I’m Sorry… What?” Everyone has had a break up. Everyone has been cheated on. And everyone will feel a lot better about their love life after they’ve heard what happened in Ellyn’s. So join her and some friends for songs and stories about the “unique” end to her recent relationship in a show that would be criminal to miss. Because when someone tries to ruin your life, the only thing you can do is write a show about it. The show is directed by Richard Amelious with musical direction by Drew Wutke.
Celebrating 50 Years of the “FUNNY GIRL” movie
Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 PM
“Almost as luminous as Streisand herself..a remarkably fluid voice… A star of cult status has been born!” — Sydney Morning Herald
Steven Brinberg makes his debut at The Green Room 42 with the latest edition of Simply Barbra his acclaimed homage to the legendary Barbra Streisand which he has performed all over the world. This show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of the film Funny Girl, which premiered on Sept. 19, 1968 not far from The Green Room at the Criterion Theatre on Broadway. In addition to songs from Funny Girl by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill expect other Streisand hits and surprises. www.simplybarbra.com ;
THE RAT PACK UNDEAD
“A-LIVE in Concert”
Sunday, September 23 at 3:00 PM
Friday, October 5 at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 24 at 2:00 PM
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. are back from the Dead, as literally undead crooners, in the show that critics have raved blew them away and left them wanting more! Now in its 5th year in New York City, The Boys are back on 42nd Street making their undead debut at The Green Room 42. Adding a spookish spin to their biggest hits, you’ll hear all of your favorite Rat Pack hits with an “undead” twist. More comical than creepy, more entertaining than eerie, the Rat Pack Undead is Halloween fun for all ages. The show is created and produced by Cooper Jordan, with musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray, choreography by Avital Asuleen, and parody lyrics by Cooper Jordan and Grant Bowen.
A Musical Homage to the World War II Era and Big Band
Friday, September 28 at 7:00 PM
Friday, October 26 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 24 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 22 at 7:00 PM
America’s Sweethearts is proud to bring their celebration of vintage music to The Green Room 42. Directed by Carly Kincannon, “Sing Sing Sing” pays homage to the WWII era and big band music, not to mention The Sweets’ inspiration, The Andrews Sisters. Featuring songs such as “Bei Mir Bist du Schoen,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” “Sing Sing Sing” is sure to have you dancing in the aisles and singing along so join us for a night full of toe-tappin’ nostalgia.
“Live(S) in New York”
Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 1 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.
The classic musical in concert starring CHRISTINE PEDI
from The Second Act Series
Sunday, September 30 at 7:00 PM
Join us at The Green Room 42 for a rollicking evening featuring the songs of Goldilocks! In an unforgettable celebration of Leroy Anderson, Jean and Walter Kerr, and Jean Ford’s musical, experience this musical like never before! Featuring an all-star cast led by the hilarious Christine Pedi, this concert is produced and directed by the acclaimed Second Act Series: Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan, who brought Dance A Little Closer, Mademoiselle Colombe, Bring Back Birdie, Shelter (starring Jon Cryer), Onward Victoria, The Fix, Henry, Sweet Henry, Charlie and Algernon, 70, Girls, 70, Nick & Nora, Eating Raoul, and more back to New York’s stages.
“I Can’t Trace Time”
from “Hello, Dolly!” on Broadway and more
Sunday, October 7 at 7:00 PM
Andrea Wolff starred as both Ermengarde and Minnie Fay in five productions of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and the First National Tour with Carol Channing. She stole the show as Mammy Yokum in Li’l Abner at Goodspeed Musicals, and in Bottoms Up! at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and internationally, and is a veteran of television variety entertainment. Andrea makes her Green Room 42 debut in I Can’t Trace Time. The show is a ferociously entertaining and passionate look at the arc of life beginning with childhood. Featuring what has now become, in her cabaret evenings, a signature mixture of pop and Broadway – Sia’s “Death by Chocolate” (Sia/Greg Kurstin), “Somewhere Only We Know” (Tim Rice Oxley/Tom Chaplin/Richard Hughes), “Spark of Creation” (Stephen Schwartz), “Be Aware” (Burt Bacharach) as well as unpublished music from Marvin Hamlisch – Andrea Wolff’s I Can’t Trace Time is funny and poignant, featuring a master entertainer who has been widely lauded for her strong comic timing, offbeat and compelling characterizations and superb taste in music. Andrea Wolff is dynamite in a potent, petite and unique package. The show is directed by Dan Ruth with Jude Obermuller serving as Musical Director and Arranger.
Tony Award Nominee from “Miss Saigon”
Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 PM
Because most songs and the best songs in the world, are about love. There will be numbers that range from Sara Bareilles to Irving Berlin to The Eagles. It is an evening of easy, tuneful music to sit back and enjoy. Audiences from a variety of musical tastes will enjoy Willy’s heartfelt interpretations. Willy Falk received a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of “Chris” in the original Broadway production of Miss Saigon. Other Broadway credits include Marilyn: An American Fable, Les Miserables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. He has appeared across the U.S. in A Little Night Music, A Chorus Line, Man of La Mancha, and Evita, among others. In the world of operas and concerts, he has sung with The Colorado Symphony, The Hawaii Opera Theatre, The Shreveport Opera, The Augusta Opera, Opera New Hampshire, The Acadiana Symphony, The National Orchestra of Lyon and the Lyrique-en-Mer Festival in France.
KT SULLIVAN & MARK NADLER
“Almost Like Being in Love: Celebrating 100 Years of Alan Jay Lerner”
Sunday, October 14 at 9:30 PM
KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler is a duo that has been described by Stephen Holden in the New York Times as “Ferociously entertaining!” They are reuniting to celebrate the centenary of Alan Jay Lerner with their new show, Almost Like Being In Love. “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “Gigi” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” are just a few of the dozens of Lerner masterpieces represented in the show which received 5 out of 5 stars in The London Times. They have performed six shows at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel celebrating legendary songwriters, as well as creating nine other shows together including their hit Off-Broadway Gershwin revue American Rhapsody.
“Sings Lena Horne”
Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
“Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne” is a critically-acclaimed show celebrating Lena Horne’s centennial. Her evening includes some of Miss Horne’s well known standards reinterpreted by Vivian’s unique arrangements and vocal stylings with narrative throughout. She will be accompanied by a stellar four piece band including piano, bass, drums and guitar. As we have come to expect from Vivian, this show will be high energy with all of her vocal dynamics, touching on many emotions. Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne debuted in Pittsburgh, PA with Marty Ashby and the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild Orchestra, garnering several standing ovations. Miss Horne had a personal impact on Vivian’s life years ago when Vivian’s career was being managed by Bobby Schiffman and Honi Coles of the Apollo Theater. Come hear how Lena Horne’ s generosity touched Vivian Reed when she started out as a young budding artist.