The Green Room 42 to Present NYC Debut of MEDEA, THE MUSICAL

Limited Engagement: January 12-15.

By: Dec. 08, 2023

The Green Room 42 to Present NYC Debut of MEDEA, THE MUSICAL

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present the New York debut of Medea, the Musical for a special four-show engagement from Friday, January 12 to Monday, January 15. Winner of six Bay Area Critics Circle Awards including “Best Musical,” the LA Weekly Award for “Best Musical,” and the GLAAD Media Award for “Best Theatre,” the show is a backstage musical about a gay man who falls in love with a woman even as the show they're acting in spirals out of control. Medea, the Musical is written and directed by John Fisher, produced by Jon Zimmerman, with general management by Tom D'Angora. Mason Griffin serves as music director with Maria Lagranje as assistant director.

Medea, the Musical won rave reviews for its various productions: “Bold! Outrageous! Funny! And totally unapologetic!” (San Francisco Weekly), “Riotous slapstick! A smart as it is sassy, as hip as it is hyper, and wondrously provocative in just about every sense of the word!” (San Francisco Examiner), “A dazzling display of chutzpah!” (San Francisco Bay Guardian), “Deliriously funny! The most fun you can have in a San Francisco theatre!” (Bay Area Reporter), “Manages to combine provocative thinking and exuberant theatrics!” (The Wall Street Journal), “Tastelessly amusing!” (Los Angeles Times).

 

The New York cast features Hunter Hope Barnett, Casey Borghesi, Dylan Charles Goike, Margaret Holscher, Mike Kinzer, James A. Pierce III, Stone Mountain, and Darius Quinston Mullens.

  

John Fisher's solo-show A History of World War II enjoyed an eight-month run at The Marsh, after playing two successful runs in Manhattan (United Solo Festival/Theatre Row – “Best Actor” Award) and another in Los Angeles (The Broadwater.) He has been honored with two Will Glickman Playwright Awards, the GLAAD Media Award, the Theatre Bay Area Award, the two Cable Car Awards, the The Bay Guardian Goldie Award, the BackStage West Garland Award, and seven Critics' Circle Awards. John's plays include the award-winning Action Hero, Shakespeare Goes to War, To Sleep and Dream, Combat!, Queer Theory, and Medea, the Musical. They have been performed in NYC, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, and across the country. In 2021, John took up residency in NYC where he has enjoyed extended runs at Pangea, The Tank, ArtsonSite, the LGBTQ Center, and Theatre Row. www.JohnFisher.biz.

 

Medea, the Musical will be performed on Friday, January 12 and Saturday, January 13 at 9:30 PM, Sunday, January 14 and Monday, January 15, 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 $20-$50. A livestream option is available for $20. 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" and praised by Time Out New York for “Best Cabaret Show 2023” (Mamie Parris in Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride), 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, Candace Bushnell, Alice Ripley, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Lillias White, Frances Ruffelle, Judy Kuhn, Melissa Errico, Sally Mayes, Frankie Grande, Lady Bunny, Mink Stole, Ginger Minj, 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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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2023 CALENDAR AT

THE GREEN ROOM 42

     

Monday, December 11 at 9:30 PM, Friday, January 19 and Thursday, February 8 at 7:00 PM

Mamie Parris

“Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride”

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Mamie Parris, star of Broadway's Cats, School of Rock and more, brings you for the Andrew Lloyd Webber evening you didn't know you needed – or maybe it's the Andrew Lloyd Webber evening you've been waiting for. Now is your chance to think back on those playlists you belted along with in high school, surrender to the music of the night, and let the memory live again. Mamie Parris, who starred as Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Cats for 14 acclaimed months, wraps her impressive vocal cords around such fan favorites as “Rainbow High,” “Tell Me on a Sunday,” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye.” She also includes her own number from School of Rock, “Give Up Your Dreams,” and more surprising choices ranging from “Chanson d'Enfance” to “Starlight Express.” Conceived and directed by Ben Rimalower (“Countess and Friends,” “Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches”) with musical direction and arrangements by Brian J. Nash (Natalie Joy Johnson, LuAnn de Lesseps), “Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride” promises something for everyone and more than just a little touch of star quality.

Friday, December 15 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, Saturday, December 16 at 1:00 PM

An Irreverent Tribute to 

“The Muppet Christmas Carol”

‘Tis the season to be jolly and joyous! Come relive your childhood joy while you down a cocktail (or three or four) as we gather musicians and actors from the Broadway community to celebrate the music and the story of 1992's “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” Broadway actor Geoffrey Allen Murphy (To Kill a Mockingbird, The Nance, War Horse) hosts an exciting evening of music, comedy, and mayhem with a team of insanely talented Broadway friends. This is an evening of humor and song for the more mature Muppet fans out there, so best to leave the kiddies at home.

Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 PM

Paige Turner

“Slay Ride!”

The NYC drag darling Paige Turner returns in her all-new holiday special. This oversized Barbie wants a lot this Christmas and is here to slay. ‘Tis the season to be greedy, be a misfit and get your stocking stuffed, while celebrating the true meaning of Christmas Paige Turner style. This holly jolly evening of mayhem and foolishness will definitely put you in the holiday spirit! The show features all-live songs from some of your favorite Christmas albums including: Bing Crosby, Barbra Streisand, and Mariah Carey. Original music by Billy Recce as well as over-the-top parodies of “Feliz Navidad,” “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” and many more with videos and lots of presents just waiting to be unwrapped. The show features special guest Lamar.

Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 13 at 1:00 PM

Felicia Finley

“Backwoods to Broadway”

Broadway's blonde bombshell, Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer, Mamma Mia!, The Life) is premiering her new show, “Backwoods to Broadway.” Growing up in the backwoods of North Carolina and Louisiana, Felicia shares her story on how she got to Broadway and how Patsy Cline inspired her every step of the way. In a show that is packed with songs made famous by Patsy and the songs from Felicia's illustrious career, this show will have you laughing, crying, singing and pondering the question, “How can you push a rope?” The evening will feature Michael McBride on piano.

Saturday, February 10 at 9:30 PM; Sunday, February 11 and Monday, February 12 at 7:00 PM

Ginger Minj and GIDGET GALORE

“The Broads Way”

Directly from their sold-out run in Provincetown, join Ginger Minj (“RuPaul's Drag Race,” Hocus Pocus 2, Netflix's Dumplin') and her drag sister, Gidget Galore (OutTV's “Sew Fierce”) in a trip down the Great White Way as they bring you on a musical journey of some of Broadway's biggest shows. This show was called “The best drag show to hit Provincetown in decades” this past summer by Provincetown Magazine.

Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at 7:00 PM

An Evening with

Mink Stole and Peaches Christ

An intimate, revelatory, and heartfelt cabaret show starring living legend and cult film icon Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, But I'm A Cheerleader) alongside San Francisco drag impresario, filmmaker Peaches Christ (All About Evil, Hulu's “Drag Me to Dinner”). Mink and Peaches have been close friends for over two decades and they would like you to join them for an evening of storytelling, film clips, and live song in a wildly entertaining and uncensored exposé that is as hilarious as it is revealing. If you're a fan of John Waters' films, Divine, drag history, or cult movies, you don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event.




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