Jerry Leiber News

Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1933
Date Of Death:
August 22, 2011 (78)
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender:
Male
BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 2
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 20, 2014

A 'crazy talented cast' brings the Leiber and Stoller songbook to life once again when Arena Stage presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE April 25 through June 8 in the Fichlander Stage. Director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse talked with BroadwayWorld's Jeffrey Walker about their vision for the show. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 19, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to Arena Stage April 25 to June 8, 2014. Part 1 of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse looks at the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's collaboration and impact on the rock and roll era. (more...)

Harlem Records to Release Gospel Album 'Hey Jude', 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Harlem Records announces its first full-length album release. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

The Fulfillment Fund's THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Benefit to Pay Tribute to David Crosby and Lamont Dozier, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Fulfillment Fund has announced the 7th Annual 'The Songs of Our Lives' concert, which will pay special tribute to the songs of internationally acclaimed Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, songwriter Lamont Dozier and the legendary Songwriter's Hall of Famer, two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, singer-songwriter, David Crosby. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Levi Kreis, E. Faye Butler and More in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/2- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 02, 2014

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...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Tributes Mike Stoller for 80th Birthday
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 10, 2013

Last night, 92Y celebrated songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night withJanis Joplin). Performers included: legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers,Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino,Sally Kellerman, Bettye Lavette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists performed some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot Brings 50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR to the Colonial Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

GRAMMY award-nominated and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, Gordon Lightfoot performs his '50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour' at The Colonial Theatre tonight, November 8 at 8pm. (more...)

92Y to Celebrate Mike Stoller with Bettye LaVette, The Coasters & More, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

On December 9, 2013 92Y celebrates songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night with Janis Joplin). Confirmed artists performing expected and unexpected interpretations from Stoller's genre-spanning career in blues, R&B, rock 'n' roll and jazz include legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers, Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino, Sally Kellerman, Bettye LaVette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists perform some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Leiber will be the subject of a special tribute during the evening. Stoller is planning to be in attendance for the celebration. (more...)

Gordon Lightfoot to Bring 50 YEARS ON THE CAREFREE HIGHWAY TOUR to the Colonial, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

GRAMMY award-nominated and Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee, Gordon Lightfoot performs his '50 Years on the Carefree Highway Tour' at The Colonial Theatre on Friday, November 8 at 8pm. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Among Nominees for Songwriters Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

Rollingstone.com reports that Tony Award winner Cyndi Lauper is among this year's nominees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/06/2013
by BWW - Oct 06, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/06/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Gallo Center Presents Gordon Lightfoot Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, whose career has spanned 50 years and produced numerous #1, Top 10 and Top 40 hits, including 'If You Could Read My Mind,' Carefree Highway' and 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,' will appear at the Gallo Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm tonight, September 30. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/29/2013
by BWW - Sep 29, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/29/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/22/2013
by BWW - Sep 22, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/22/2013 for Los Angeles (more...)

INTO THE WOODS, TARZAN, CARRIE & More Set for Woodlawn Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Mainstage subscription packages are now available for purchase for the 2014 season at the historic Woodlawn Theatre in conjunction with the announcement of its 2014 season. Coming up on the main stage are three Texas premieres, two shows currently playing on and off Broadway, three popular movie adaptations and a fairytale. (more...)

Adrianna Rose Lyons, Robert Neary and More Set for Pasadena Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The Pasadena Playhouse presents the hit Broadway musical revue SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER. Directed by Jeffrey Polk, performances will begin tonight, September 17 through October 13, with an official press opening on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Next Up at The Pasadena Playhouse (today, September 17 - October 13) is SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE- THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER, directed by Jeffrey Polk. (more...)

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