New York City cabaret venue Green Room 42 will host a presentation of the new musical Beethoven: Live in Concert on May 15. It will star Michael Lee Brown (Dear Evan Hansen), Lexi Lawson (Hamilton), Brennyn Lark (Six), and Cara Rose DiPietro headlining the performance. With a book, music, and lyrics by Jad Jacob, Beethoven: Live in Concert chronicles the life and music of "the world's first rock star" Ludwig van Beethoven through an electrifying rock score of 29 songs.
With composer Jacob leading as the titular character, Lawson stars as Josephine, Lark as Johanna, DiPietro as Giulietta & Others, and Brown as Kasper & Others. They are joined by Gabriella Pizzolo (Matilda, Fun Home) as Mozart & Others, Oscar Williams (Fun Home) as Karl & Others, and RJ Christian as Handel & Others. The performance will be directed by Em Hausmann, and produced by Ian McQueen.
The show will begin at 9:30 PM, and a livestream will be available for those unable to attend in-person. For tickets and more information, visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.
The work was first developed in a May 2022 workshop. See a clip from it below for a first glimpse at the show.