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Jerry Leiber News

Date of Birth: April 25, 1933
Date of Death: August 22, 2011 (78)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
Wayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental LabWayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel confirmed today that there will be invited presentations of selections from the musical this September, in anticipation of a Broadway production to be announced. (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot Performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center This September!Gordon Lightfoot Performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center This September!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Legendary folk artist Gordon Lightfoot performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39 - $79. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Completes Cast for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Running This FallDrury Lane Theatre Completes Cast for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Running This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for its production of Smokey Joe's Cafe, the musical revue celebrating the renowned musical duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (more...)

Longest Running Broadway Revue to Open at AlhambraLongest Running Broadway Revue to Open at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Nominated for eight Tony® Awards, Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, including rock and roll and 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. After a Los Angeles tryout, the revue opened on Broadway in 1995, running for 2,036 performances, making it the longest -running musical revue in Broadway history. It also had a London run in 1996. The show will open at Jacksonville's Alhambra Theatre & Dining on August 3, 2016. (more...)

John Rando Will Helm SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab This FallJohn Rando Will Helm SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Last year, it was announced that a Broadway revival of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE was on the way for summer 2016, with direction by Jerry Zaks and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Those plans never panned out, but now according to an Equity casting notice, the show, which holds the record as Broadway's longest running revue (2036 performances), will get a NYC developmental lab with a different creative team. A presentation will be held on September 24, under the direction of John Rando, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. (more...)

Legendary Musician Gordon Lightfoot to Play Victoria TheatreLegendary Musician Gordon Lightfoot to Play Victoria Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

GORDON LIGHTFOOT  is coming to the Victoria Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 8pm.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 22 @ 10am at TicketCenterStage.com or by calling 937-228-3630. Ticket prices range from $30.00 to $85.00 plus applicable fees. (more...)

VIDEO: Legendary Songwriter Barry Mann Sings 'On Broadway' To Promote San Francisco's BEAUTIFULVIDEO: Legendary Songwriter Barry Mann Sings 'On Broadway' To Promote San Francisco's BEAUTIFUL
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

The Broadway hit celebrating the music of Carole King also has strong representation for Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGODrury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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...)

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