Jerry Leiber News

Date of Birth: April 25, 1933
Date of Death: August 22, 2011 (78)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center ConcertBWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert
by Victoria Ordin - May 1, 2016

The twilight view of Central Park in all its springtime lushness set a perfect mood for Lynda Carter's show Long Legged Woman last Saturday night (April 23) at the Appel Room, which ran for two nights as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series. With her all-star Nashville crew, whose members have between them played on hundreds of albums (including dozens of gold records), the star best known for her iconic TV portrayal of "Wonder Woman" performed an ambitious set covering six musical genres: pop, rock, country, Texas swing, jazz, and blues. (more...)

Taylor Swift to be Honored with First-Ever 'Taylor Swift Award' at 64th Annual BMI Pop AwardsTaylor Swift to be Honored with First-Ever 'Taylor Swift Award' at 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will present Taylor Swift with an award bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. (more...)

Drury Lane Presents the World Premiere of HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICADrury Lane Presents the World Premiere of HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip by Ted Key and the 1960s TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth. Hazel features a book by Lissa Levin, music by Ron Abel, and lyrics by Chuck Steffan. This new musical is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction by Roberta Duchak. Hazel runs March 31 - May 29, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/2/16- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/2/16- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2016

Today in 1995, Smokey Joe's Cafe opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre) where it ran for 2036 performances. Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Original Broadway cast recording, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller won a Grammy award in 1996. In revue format with no unifying theme the 39 songs are presented by various members of the cast in various combinations, with no dialogue. There are novelty songs ('Charlie Brown'), romantic ballads ('Spanish Harlem') and infectious melodies ('There Goes My Baby'). (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Delights Dutch Apple AudiencesBWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Delights Dutch Apple Audiences
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 4, 2016

The Fifties are back at Dutch Apple, and they've never looked or sounded better. (more...)

Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On January 21, guests gathered at Drury Lane Theatre for the Opening Night of their newest production, Bye Bye Birdie, directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader. With a cast led by Michelle Aravena as Rosie, Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, and Jason Michael Evans as Conrad Birdie, audiences were treated to a throwback of the classic 1950's musical, brought to life again by this energetic and lively ensemble of 31. Check out photos from opening night, below! (more...)

PDP to Stage SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEPDP to Stage SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP), the Seacoast's acclaimed, top-quality, live performance theater and education company, is thrilled to present Smokey Joe's Cafe, the longest running musical revue on Broadway, sponsored by Olde Port Properties, from February 12-28, 2016, at The Star Theatre in Kittery, Maine. (more...)

Steve Tyrell to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This SpringSteve Tyrell to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following a sold-out engagement in April 2015, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes back Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell. (more...)

Steve Tyrell Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/10-13Steve Tyrell Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following a sold-out engagement in April 2015, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes back Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, for four performances only: Thursday, March 10 (8 p.m.); Friday, March 11 (8 p.m.); Saturday, March 12 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, March 13 (3 p.m.). (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Showstoppers From The Original SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEVIDEO FLASHBACK: Showstoppers From The Original SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2015

A look back at Broadway's longest running musical revue, as a new production prepares for the summer. (more...)

BREAKING: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Broadway Revival Auditioning For August OpeningBREAKING: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Broadway Revival Auditioning For August Opening
by Michael Dale - Dec 28, 2015

Original Broadway director Jerry Zaks will helm a new production. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane TheatreBYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical, begins performances at Drury Lane on January 14 to conclude the 2015 - 2016 Season. The funny, irreverent musical takes audiences back to 1959 in quiet Sweet Apple, OH, where rock star Conrad Birdie shakes things up when he arrives to give one lucky teenage girl a special goodbye kiss. With a cast led by 2015 Jeff Award Best Supporting Actor winners Michelle Aravena as Rosie and Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader. Featuring musical theater classics such as "Kids," "Put on a Happy Face," and "A Lot of Livin' to Do," the inspired cast and creative team promise to bring a decidedly fresh touch to the timeless story.  (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot to Perform at The VETSGordon Lightfoot to Perform at The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as "Early Morning Rain," "If You Could Read My Mind," "Carefree Highway," "Sundown," "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,' 'Canadian Railroad Trilogy,' 'Ribbon Of Darkness,' 'Beautiful,' 'Song For A Winter's Night' and 'Rainy Day People' to name a few. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Steve Tyrell's Opening Night at Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Inside Steve Tyrell's Opening Night at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 2, 2015

Last night Cafe Carlyle welcomed back GRAMMY Award-winner Steve Tyrell for a four-week engagement and BroadwayWorld was there for opening night. The renowned singer returns with a new show, One More For The Road, featuring a full set of Sinatra favorites in celebration of Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday. It's a fitting tribute since it was actually a Sinatra song, 'The Way You Look Tonight,' that Tyrell sang in the 1991 movie, Father of the Bride, which launched his career as a singer. Years later, the Sinatra family handpicked Tyrell to perform 'Fly Me To The Moon' at the Hollywood Bowl, with Quincy Jones conducting the orchestra, when the Chairman was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2005. Tyrell's ties to the Sinatra family remain tight as he was once again asked to host a three-hour celebration on Siriusly Sinatra on Frank's actual birthday, December 12. He will be live from Patsy's for Sirius XM radio, just as he did in 2014. (more...)

Josh Bergasse to Direct & Choreograph HAZEL at Drury Lane; Is B'way Next?Josh Bergasse to Direct & Choreograph HAZEL at Drury Lane; Is B'way Next?
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace will present HAZEL, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip, and the 1960's TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth. (more...)

Steve Tyrell to Kick Off Month-Long Residency at Cafe CarlyleSteve Tyrell to Kick Off Month-Long Residency at Cafe Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome back GRAMMY Award-winner Steve Tyrell for a four-week engagement, December 1-January 2. (more...)

Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Announces 2015-2016 Theatre SeasonWeber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Announces 2015-2016 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

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BWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Dazzles Under The StarsBWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Dazzles Under The Stars
by Alexander Garza - Jul 19, 2015

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER is performed at Miller Outdoor Theatre through Sunday July 19, 2015 and produced by TUTS (Theatre Under The Stars). Don't miss this wondrous production by TUTS at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: T. Oliver Reid Talks Rockin' SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Miller Outdoor TheatreBWW Interviews: T. Oliver Reid Talks Rockin' SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Miller Outdoor Theatre
by Katricia Lang - Jul 18, 2015

I talk to actor and singer T. Oliver Reid about his role in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, a Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning revue that features hits by legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (more...)

Tracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Beginning Tonight at TUTSTracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Beginning Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Smokey Joe's Cafe, playing tonight, July 14, through July 19 for TUTS' 48th consecutive year of offering FREE musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

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