THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway’s “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present Australian drag and theater legend Trevor Ashley, best known from the TV hit “Queen of the Universe,” in the new show “Queen of the Moment” for two performances on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 at 9:30 PM. The evening features songs from “Queen of the Universe,” including “Get the Party Started,” “The Rose,” and “River Deep, Mountain High,” in addition to tributes to Shirley Bassey and Liza Minnelli. TrAshley will lift the curtain on what really happens when you travel halfway across the world to shoot a reality television programme when you’re a control freak with absolutely no control. Featuring music director Brian Nash, expect a night of laughs, gay anthems and powerhouse vocals, as Trevor brings his trademark wit and self-deprecation back to New York. Following this show, Ashley will perform at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End in October, before returning home to Australia for concerts in Perth and Melbourne.
Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful performers. He has built a career and following as an actor, writer, director and international queen of cabaret – but not necessarily in that order. He recently was the fan favorite and runner-up on “Queen of the Universe,” the global drag singing competition hosted by Graham Norton, streaming worldwide. An Australian musical theatre icon, Trevor starred as Thenardier in Les Misérables, for which he was nominated for his third Helpmann Award. He has also appeared as Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, the original Australian Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and created the role of Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical, and has just completed a sold-out run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as Pharaoh.
Ashley has previously starred in Liza (on and E), Liza’s Back! (is broken), both of which toured to Vienna, Hong Kong and London’s West End, and in I’m Every Woman for which he won the Sydney Theatre Award. On TV, Trevor was commissioned to write and star in “The Very Trevor Ashley Show” for SBS, Australia’s public television network. He recently completed a national symphony tour of “Diamonds Are for Trevor,” a tribute to Shirley Bassey which was also recorded as a TV special for Foxtel Arts. He has also appeared in “Les Norton” (ABC), “Drunk History” (Network 10), “Get Krackin’” (ABC) and “Dance Academy” (ABC) and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras broadcast as a special guest star. This year he returns to the regular role of Dolly in “RFDS: Royal Flying Doctor Service” for the 7 Network.
Trevor took the city by storm in 2019 when he made his New York debut at Sony Hall in Liza’s Back! (is broken).
Trevor Ashley will perform “Queen of the Moment” on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15, both at 9:30 PM, at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel). The cover charge ranges from $25-$55. 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,” 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.