Janine LaManna to Make New York Solo Concert Debut With BLACK & GOLD at The Green Room 42

The show includes career highlights from musicals such as Seussical, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Look of Love, in addition to pop standards

By: May. 16, 2023
Janine LaManna to Make New York Solo Concert Debut With BLACK & GOLD at The Green Room 42
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THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present the New York solo concert debut of beloved Broadway veteran Janine LaManna in "Black & Gold" for two shows on Saturday, June 10 and Monday, June 26, both at 7:00 PM. From her breakout role as Gertrude McFuzz in Broadway's Seussical, through notable appearances in Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Look of Love, and more, to her recent Off-Broadway triumph in Kander & Ebb's Woman of the Year, she shares some of her most memorable moments on stage and off. The show includes career highlights from musicals such as Seussical, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Look of Love, in addition to pop standards like "The Man That Got Away," "Blues in the Night," and "Fever." Come discover what "Black & Gold" really means to her unique journey in life. She reunites with Seussical's Steve Marzullo, who serves as the show's musical director. The show also features Ray Marchica on drums and Jeff Lopez on bass.

Janine LaManna

was last seen on Broadway as Janet Van De Graaff in the Tony Award-winning hit, The Drowsy Chaperone. Preceding this sensational production, she played the role of Nickie in the revival of Sweet Charity, starring Christina Applegate. But it was Janine's portrayal of Gertrude McFuzz in the Broadway musical Seussical, that earned her a Drama Desk nomination for "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" and a Grammy nomination for the original cast album. Other Broadway credits include Lois Lane in Kiss Me, Kate; The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach and Hal David; Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime; and Swing! Her national tour credits include Velma Kelly in Chicago and standing in for Chita Rivera in Kiss of the Spider Woman. She also appeared with the New York Philharmonic in Lincoln Center's production of Candide as Paquette, which aired on PBS Great Performances.

Janine was the first actor to play Carmen Sandiego on the PBS series, "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" Her other TV and film credits include: Two Weeks Notice, "Devious Maids" and several appearances on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," NBC's "Today," The Tony Awards, CTV and CNN. Select Off-Broadway credits include: Woman of the Year, Enter Laughing, and High Spirits. Her regional credits include: The Prom (WPPAC), Noises Off (Cape Playhouse), Sweet Potato Queens (2019 Broadway World Award winner, New Stage), Evita (Pioneer) and Aida (IRNE Nomination, North Shore Theater). Janine has had the honor of working with some of the greatest songwriters of our time, including Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Frank Wildhorn, and Walter Marks. In 2007, after she was featured on CNN for her roles as a Broadway star and military wife and mother, Janine sang at the White House for National Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

Steve Marzullo

boasts New York credits including: music direction for the original Broadway casts of Disaster! and Once On This Island; associate conductor for Mamma Mia!, Seussical, Grease (1994 Revival), Saturday Night, Floyd Collins, and A Little Night Music (E.L.T.); pianist/keyboards for Ragtime (Original Broadway Cast), Sweeney Todd (1989 Revival), Smile, and Olympus On My Mind; as well as the concert versions of Dreamgirls, Funny Girl, Chess, On the 20th Century, They're Playing Our Song, and Company (original 1970 cast). He was pianist for the Disney films Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, in addition to Fox's Anastasia. Steve has music directed and arranged solo albums for Andrea Burns (A Deeper Shade of Red) and Andrea McArdle (70's and Sunny). His composer credits include: Songs From an Unmade Bed (New York Theater Workshop), The Audience (Transport Group), and for Audra McDonald: "Burning the Sauce" (Seven Deadly Sins), "Some Days," and "I Hid My Love" (Nonesuch Records). His songs have been recorded on solo albums by Stephanie J. Block, Andrea Burns, Andrea McArdle, Matt Zarley, and Rebecca Luker. He has two albums released of his music, Show Some Beauty and Kiss Me While We Have the Chance, which feature vocals by Judy Blazer, Ann Harada, Julia Murney, Heidi Blickenstaff, Annie Golden, Terri Klausner and others.

Janine LaManna will perform "Black & Gold" on Saturday, June 10 and Monday, June 26, both at 7:00 PM at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel). The cover charge ranges from $50-$70. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - founded in 2017, and located in the heart of the theatre district in Yotel Times Square - is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club. Hailed by The New York Times as "Broadway's Off-Night Hotspot," our curated nightlife experience features your favorite Broadway stars in live performance, and a delicious menu of food and drink. The Green Room 42 opens the doors of hospitality to the nightclub stage while providing value and accessibility to the New York theatre community. Past shows have featured artists such as Josh Groban, Tina Fey, Katharine McPhee, Sara Bareilles, Kathleen Turner, Alice Ripley, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Lillias White, Frances Ruffelle, Frankie Grande, David Phelps, and over 5,000 others. The Green Room 42 has become a cornerstone of the Broadway community, redefining the cabaret industry, and all it's missing is YOU. Sit back, have a drink, and relax, because we've got your evening all planned in Broadway's off-night hotspot.

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UPCOMING MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS AT THE GREEN ROOM 42

Mondays at 8:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:30 PM

"DRUNK MUSICALS"

The cast includes Roe Hartrampf (Broadway's Diana: The Musical, Netflix's "Emily in Paris"), Kaylee MacKnight (the show's co-creator/producer), Julie James (Sirius XM Radio's "On Broadway"), Nick Cearly (The Skivvies, "Out 100"), Emma Degerstedt (Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous"), Dean Cestari (Off-Broadway's' "Stranger Sings!") and Billie Aken-Tyers (Titanique) will join the cast. This fun, 90-minute interactive evening, for audiences 21 and over, takes musical highlights from your favorite musicals and sets them to a parody script, telling the story of each show (while poking fun at it) so even your favorite non-Broadway lover will understand the premise. The actors are challenged to perform while the audience has the ability to send them shots. The sobriety of these actors is completely in the audience's hands. Drunk Musicals features parodies of Wicked, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Little Shop of Horrors, and many more. Half scripted, half improv, you will never see the same show twice.

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM through June 27

Lady Bunny

"Don't Bring the Kids"

EXTENDED!

Drag royalty Lady Bunny will present an hour of jokes and demented song parodies. The internationally known drag icon, comedian, recording artist and jet-set DJ is as famous for her big-banged bouffant and her notoriously naughty wit as for her ability to get a dancefloor jumping. A Manhattan gal since the early 80s, Lady Bunny shares Atlanta roots with fellow drag star and former roommate, RuPaul, and is most famous for co-founding and emceeing Wigstock, the annual New York City Labor Day outdoor drag festival that ran for nearly 20 years. She tours constantly, taking her bawdy brand of humor to audiences from Cincinnati to Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, London, Marrakesh and Sydney. Bunny has been lucky enough to share the stage or screen with many of her idols including Patti LaBelle, Joan Rivers, Bea Arthur, Charo, Lynda Carter, and Christina Aguilera at Radio City Music Hall. One-woman show titles like "That Ain't No Lady!," "Trans-Jester," "Pig in a Wig," and most recently, "Cuntageous," offer a hint as to what to expect. From riotously risqué to vividly vulgar, Bunny gleefully delivers full-strength, downright dirty, gobsmackingly un-P.C. adult humor. Lady Bunny can be seen in films and television, most recently in Wig, the HBO Wigstock documentary made with Neil Patrick Harris, and the feature film Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate. She was the "Dean of Drag" on three seasons of "RuPaul's Drag U," has been roasted by Joan Rivers, roasted Pam on "The Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson," and emceed the LGBT prom in one of the most popular episodes of "Sex and the City."

Saturday, May 20 and Sunday May 21 at 7:00 PM

Danielle Ferland

"Sing for Your Ghosts" - Solo Concert Debut

*Livestream Available*

Danielle Ferland, from the original cast of Broadway's Into the Woods, grew up on stage. She made her Broadway debut at age 12 and spent her formative years entertaining packed audiences instead of going to the junior prom. Through stories and songs, Ferland explores the conundrum of perception versus reality, and reveals what it's like to always be singing for your supper. From backstage with Sondheim, to family drama, to farm animals, join Ferland for a jaunt of self-discovery, laughter and of course, music. The show is written by Danielle Ferland and Abby Sher, directed by Darren Katz, and features musical direction by Brian Nash.

Saturday, May 27 at 9:30 PM

Natalie Joy Johnson

*Livestream Available*

Miss Natalie (Natalie Joy Johnson) is celebrating her 45th birthday with her annual birthday show. Alongside musical soulmate Brian Nash, and joined by special guests, Natalie celebrates the fact that she will not be having knee surgery the following morning. Natalie was recently seen as Suzy Solidor at LaJolla Playhouse in the west coast premiere of the new musical Lempicka. Her other stage credits include Pat in Kinky Boots (Broadway), Enid (Broadway) and Paulette (First National Tour) in Legally Blonde, Cori in Southern Comfort (Barrington Stage) and Nadia in Bare: A Pop Opera (2004). Her TV appearances include "High Maintenance" (HBO), and "Difficult People" (Hulu). Natalie is an accomplished cabaret artist, selling out shows all over NYC, performing internationally, and creating two multi-year residencies at clubs. Her singles "Gorgine" and "Get Into It... Queen" are available wherever you stream music, and the videos live on YouTube.

Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 PM

GR42 Drag Series

Flotilla DeBarge

*Livestream Available*

Join singer/actor and Bistro Award winner for Consummate Drag Artistry Flotilla DeBarge for an unforgettable evening of song and comedy. Singing a variety of songs from Kander and Ebb, Bill Withers to Tina Turner. She is sassy, hilarious and definitely old school show biz. She won't disappoint so grab your tickets and Experience the Flo.

Friday, June 2 at 7:00 PM

John Hill

"Wellness Check"

SiriusXM host and Broadway star John Hill brings his hit solo show "Wellness Check with John Hill" to New York for the first time. The evening is a joyfully tragic step-by-step instruction manual for anyone looking to escape cults and/or codependent trauma, basically a musical TED Talk for psychopaths.

Monday, June 12 at 7:00 PM

"5 QUESTIONS WITH JAMES and JAM - LIVE!"

starring James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison

*Livestream Available*

The two stars of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A Strange Loop bring your favorite theater-themed podcast to life with special Broadway guests, games, songs and, of course, "5 Questions." Previous guests have included Bonnie Milligan, Gavin Creel, BD Wong, Saycon Sengbloh, Alex Brightman and more. The evening will feature music director Drew Wutke. James Jackson, Jr. is an Obie Award-winning New York City actor and performance artist. For over 20 years, this storyteller and his art have made a home at venues like Joe's Pub, DROM, Duane Park, and 54 Below. After years of dance belts, regional theatre, and a few national tours, James' career has led to gracing the prestigious stages of Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. John-Andrew Morrison received a Tony Award nomination, a Lucille Lortel Award and an Obie Award for his work in A Strange Loop. He also was an Outer Critics Circle honoree for his performance in the Off-Broadway premiere of Blues for an Alabama Sky. John-Andrew got to collaborate and bring Boy Steals Train to the Edinburgh Festival, where the show won the Fringe First Award and also the London Stage Award.

Wednesday, June 14 at 7:00 PM

Becca Blackwell

"Back to She"

*Livestream Available*

An evening of stories and songs from the distinctive (and masculine, well, sort of) voice of Becca Blackwell, downtown performance star and beloved schmerm about town. The show is directed by Lee Houck with music director Emily Bate, and features Greg Corbino on piano and TL Thompson on bass.

Friday, June 16 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK

The Unauthorized Parody Musical

What begins as a normal RHONY reunion episode quickly turns upside-down when a mysterious network executive takes over Bravo. Now, the iconic New York housewives must compete against each other for a chance at a spin-off. Set in 2018 amid the nation-dividing conflict between the Skinniest Girl and the Kennedy Princess, this raucous unauthorized parody musical features all your favorite New York housewives past and present, with the women of @RHONYmusical as the ladies and TikTok favorite Rocky Paterra as Andy. Will the townhouse finally be sold? Is Dorobics a valid form of exercise? IS life a cabaret?! Find out June 16th! The evening features Brooke Sweeney, Deborah Berenson, Nina Jayashankar, Kim Onah, Olivia Miller, Rocky Paterra, Tess Davison and Zofia Weretka. The show has book, music, and lyrics by Dylan MarcAurele, who also serves as music director, and is directed by Marc Tumminelli.

Saturday, June 17 at 1:00 PM

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

"Bizarre Brunch"

*Livestream Available*

Laugh along with five-time Emmy nominee Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as she takes a break from "Sesame Street" to entertain adults with "Bizarre Brunch," a hilarious matinee cabaret filled with weird whimsy. Bring your appetite for a musical menu of savory stories, sweet surprises, and a cuisine of quirky characters. Featuring original music, comedy, and classic tunes with a twist. There's always a new ingredient in this heart-filled cabaret series. She will be joined by Michael Hicks on piano and Paul Rudolph on percussion. The show is directed by Jamie Donmoyer. Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is a multi-faceted entertainer, puppeteer, visual and voice-over artist, writer, who grew up creating characters. She is best known for performing Abby Cadabby and Elmo's dog Tango on "Sesame Street." Look for her in the new Disney+ series "Muppets Mayhem." She is co-founder of Humor with a Heart Productions, helping communities navigate life creatively.

Sunday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

Drew Droege and MITCH SILPA

"It's Mitch & Drew... and We've Never Felt Younger!"

*Livestream Available*

1 hour of delicious 2-person queer sketch comedy. Drew Droege is best known for his online Chloe Sevigny parody videos and has performed his solo shows, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns and Happy Birthday, Doug, at SoHo Playhouse. His recent TV credits include "Your Honor," "Bob's Burgers," and "Search Party." Mitch Silpa is an alum of The Groundlings and is best known as flight attendant Steve/Stove in Bridesmaids and his online David Blaine parody videos. His recent TV credits include "All Rise," "Chad," and "Nobodies."

June 22, October 5 and December 7 - Thursdays at 7:00 PM

"LEOLA'S LADY LAND LOUNGE"

Written & performed by Will Nolan

*Livestream Available*
Your favorite BroadwayWorld Award-winning senior citizen-redneck-lesbian welcomes NYC's greatest talent to Leola's Lady Land Lounge, the monthly live talk show. Singers, dancers, actors and artists of all kinds join Leola inside the rainbow-cladded walls of her Lady Land Lounge. It's one part variety show, one part chat show, and oodles of laughs. Plus, there's gonna be snacks and prizes. And sometimes prizes that are snacks!

Sunday, June 25 at 9:30 PM and Sunday, July 2 at 7:00 PM

Liz McCartney

"One Fine Day"

*Livestream Available*

This show will present the very professional life of Liz McCartney told through story and an occasionally true song, with James Horan at the piano and maybe a surprise guest or two. Liz McCartney is currently appearing in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, her 14th Broadway show. Others include: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Annie, South Pacific, Mamma Mia!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dance of the Vampires, Sunday in the Park with George, My Fair Lady, and Taboo. On tour and regionally she has performed in Wicked, Sweeney Todd, Souvenir, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella and Into the Woods.




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