Tribute to Tony Bennett Comes to the Green Room 42 This Summer

Performances are Sundays July 21 & August 4 at 1pm and Wednesdays July 24 & August 7 at 7pm. 

By: Mar. 08, 2024
Tribute to Tony Bennett Comes to the Green Room 42 This Summer
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The Green Room 42 will present Nelson Aspen & Allyson Briggs in "Tony Bennett: A Tribute," Sundays July 21 & August 4 at 1pm and Wednesdays July 24 & August 7 at 7pm.  The engagement marks the one year anniversary of Tony Bennett's passing and the 97th anniversary of his birth.  Join them for this very special show to honor and celebrate his life and legacy.  

Seats from $25 with no food or beverage minimum. Tickets and more information are available at   The August 4th performance will livestream with tickets for purchase until one hour before showtime.  

Veteran cabaret artist, author and award winning journalist Nelson Aspen, who has sold out his unique shows from NYC to Hollywood and from the Sydney Opera House to London's West End and received 3 Broadway World Cabaret Award nominations in 2023, has a unique history with Tony Bennett.  In 2012, after meeting the legendary crooner a few times around Manhattan, Aspen was invited to Bennett's home overlooking Central Park to do a TV segment on his impressive work as a painter.  The two spent several hours together, leaving Aspen forever dazzled by not only the star's talents, but insight, humility and hospitality.

"Tony Bennett: A Tribute" will feature clips from Aspen's time with the artist born Anthony Dominick Benedetto, reflections on Bennett's humanitarian work, career highlights and support of young musicians.  And, of course, plenty of songs from The Great American Songbook that Tony Bennett infused with his signature style.

"The hardest part of putting this show together," Aspen explains, "was choosing which songs to perform.  His catalogue of material is so vast and his performances so instantly recognizable, I had to be very discerning about how to best honor this icon."

Just as Tony Bennett was famous for his duets with other singing stars, most notably female artists like Diana KrallAmy WinehouseJudy GarlandBarbra Streisand and Lady Gaga, Aspen will be joined onstage by Allyson Briggs, bandleader of Fleur Seule who has created an eclectic cocktail of high-class music, topped with the glamour of a bygone era.  From Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Rainbow Room and Birdland Jazz Club, she delights audiences around the world with unmatched range and versatility.  Together, Aspen and Briggs reimagine some of those musical moments as they have in previous engagements at NYC's Green Room 42 and Triad Theater, bringing the duets of Tony Bennett and his musical collaborators to life!

Briggs notes, "Tony Bennett chose purposeful collaborations to compliment and sometimes contrast his signature style and his openness to explore new genres allowed him to remain relevant and fresh his entire career."

Aspen promises it will be an intimate way for audiences to remember Bennett's artistry, life and legacy.  "Everyone has a story about Tony and his generosity of spirit, whether they ever got the privilege to meet him or not.  Now we can all come together and share that."

THE GREEN ROOM 42 recently celebrated its landmark six-year anniversary as Broadway's premiere destination for live music, nightclub performances, and special events. The space lets audiences experience shows featuring Broadway's biggest names and emerging talent up close and personal like no other space in the world with a hip, funky vibe, and world-class food and beverage served table-side during shows. Over the past five years, the venue has been host to some of the biggest names in show business, like Lillias White, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Tina Fey, Katharine McPhee, Bowen Yang, Bette Midler, Judy Kuhn, & over 5000 others. While sampling the best talent NYC has to offer, guests can enjoy inspired dishes alongside signature cocktails, craft beer, and a curated wine list. Tickets can be purchased at The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue inside YOTEL in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42