The Green Room 42
Guest performance by Tony nominee Orfeh .
January 6, 2022 – 7 pm
Back by popular demand: After an unprecedented response, Ben Bogen (Frozen, Jersey Boys) returns to The Green Room 42 on Jan 6th in his one-man concert event TEENAGE DREAM, a show also directed and choreographed by Bogen. The solo show depicts Ben’s adolescent years of navigating first love, awakening, and heartbreak through a music video filter with backup dancers and a 4 piece band. Special guests for the encore performance will be Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman, Saturday Night Fever), Morgan Harrison (Beetlejuice, Mean Girls), Michelle Beth Herman (Les Miserables), T.J. Newton (Spamilton), and Ross Thompson. The TEENAGE DREAM Musical Direction is by Drew Wutke.
“Ben Bogen didn’t just entertain, he illuminated. That’s what theater is meant to do – entertain and illuminate.”
– Broadway World, Stephen Mosher
Regarding the inspiration for his creation, Ben Bogen has offered, “Growing up, I felt connected to the lyrics of female pop icons and the romantic stories they shared, being a young queer teen with a huge secret and a heart that just wanted to love freely. This concert is all about celebrating that part of me that wanted his very own Teenage Dream all those years ago and what I’ve learned 10 years later since coming out of the closet.” The night will include hits by Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift, Kim Petras, Cher, Demi Lovato, and other LGBTQ icons.
Ticket prices for TEENAGE DREAM range from $19.00 to $39.00, including a Live Stream ticket for out of towners and audience members wishing to watch from home. Information and tickets can be accessed at The Green Room 42 website.
While food or beverages service is now provided inside the theatre, the ticket price includes a $10 credit to be spent inside at The Green Room 42 or outdoors at Social Drink & Food, the largest rooftop of any hotel in New York City.
The Green Room 42 COVID-19 Policy:
All guests are required to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the venue; vaccination cards and ID will be checked at the club. For help providing proof of vaccination, we recommend NY State Excelsior Pass, linked here. Staff of The Green Room 42 is required to be masked and are fully vaccinated.
ABOUT THE TEENAGE DREAM CAST
Along with his work on Broadway in FROZEN (Olaf u/s, Weselton u/s) and touring with JERSEY BOYS as a Frankie Valli alternate, Ben Bogen has appeared on TV in the final episode of the hit series POSE on FX, and played one of the leads in his indie feature film debut “Sunday Brunch,” which is now in post-production set to be released in 2022. Other Ben Bogan credits include the world premieres of ONLY HUMAN (Off-Broadway), THE FLAMINGO KID (Hartford Stage), SOUSATZKA (Toronto). Regional: North Carolina Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, and Center REP. Concert/recording highlights: “How to Repair a Mechanical Heart” at Green Room 42, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, and Broadway Sessions on Fire Island. Ben Bogan is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. During the height of the pandemic, Ben taught masterclasses all over the country and was the creative director for the Broadway4biden’s Tik Tok account, for which he was in charge of making musical theatre content in collaboration with Broadway stars to inspire phone banking volunteers. Ben Bogen’s website.
Tony and Grammy Award nominee Orfeh most recently starred as Kit De Luca in Pretty Woman the Musical on Broadway (Broadway.com audience choice award). Other favorite Broadway credits include Paulette in Legally Blonde: The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, Broadway.com Audience Award), Saturday Night Fever, Fascinating Rhythm, Footloose. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Love, Janis. TV/Film: Netflix’s The Good Cop, Sleeping with the Fishes (with Gina Rodgriguez), Across the Universe, Film U, L&O CI, L&O SVU, Sex and the City, Chappelle’s Show. She has performed at Lincoln Center with her husband, Olivier Award winner and Three-time Tony nominee Andy Karl, and at Carnegie Hall with Tituss Burgess. Her extensive recording career includes leading the ’90s pop group Or-N-More and she has performed with many music legends from the O’Jays to Chaka Kahn. Her solo CD, “What Do You Want From Me,” latest singles, “Forget My Name” and “Yesterday / Time After Time / Shallow” and live album “Orfeh & Andy Karl: Legally Bound – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” are available on iTunes. Twitter: @official_orfeh, Instagram: @orfeh.
Morgan Harrison has been seen on Broadway in Beetlejuice and made her Broadway debut in Mean Girls. She has traveled the world performing on national tours, cruise ships, regional work, and can be seen on tv in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Morgan Harrison’s social media handle is@momoinnyc
Ross Thompson was last seen playing the Doctor in Matilda at Northern Stage and as Spot Conlon in Newsies at The Engeman Theatre. Other regional credits include Newsies at The Pioneer Theatre, Fulton, and Maine State Music Theatre, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, 42nd Street, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Into The Woods, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ross Thompson has an Instagram account: @rossthompson6738
Michelle Beth Herman: LES MISERABLES (Factory Girl, Swing), National Tour. IN THE HEIGHTS (Vanessa/Nina) Mason Street Warehouse/TUTS. THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (Suzy), SPAMALOT (Lady of the Lake), New London Barn Playhouse. A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Petra), Barnstormers. DAYS OF RAGE, New York Theatre Barn. FOR TONIGHT (Mirela), Goodspeed. LES MIS, CRT. Broadway’s Future Songbook (Music of Carner & Gregor), Lincoln Center. Check out Michelle in the Orginal UK Concept Album of FOR TONIGHT streaming now on all platforms! BFA, MT Hartt. Insta: @michellebethherman
T. J. Newton can currently be seen as Alexander Hamilton on the First National Tour of Spamilton. He has worked across the country at theaters including Pittsburgh CLO, Theatre Under The Stars, and Connecticut Repertory. T.J. is the creator and host of his own Broadway talk show “Kiki’s Closet.” @tjnewotnnyc