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The Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Bee Gees, George Harrison & More Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients today, and this year's honorees are: the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez, Louvin Brothers, and Wayne Shorter as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to the Harris Center, Jan 2-3SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Comes to the Harris Center, Jan 2-3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

The 20th Anniversary National Tour of 'Broadway's longest running musical revue,' Smokey Joe's Cafe, rocks its way to Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom opening January 2, 2015. This toe-tapping musical features some 38 Billboard hits from the legendary team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This show, billed as 'the hottest joint in town', is directed by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker and features the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame group, The Coasters. The full Smokey Joe's Cafei cast of fourteen singers and dancers perform to a live on-stage musical ensemble. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Steve Tyrell's 10th Anniversary Holiday Season Show at Café Carlyle Is Appetizing, But Ultimately UnfulfillingBWW Reviews: Steve Tyrell's 10th Anniversary Holiday Season Show at Café Carlyle Is Appetizing, But Ultimately Unfulfilling
by David Clarke - Nov 26, 2014

With another holiday season upon us, it's time to celebrate time honored traditions, and in keeping with what's become a New York tradition, Steve Tyrell is celebrating his 10th year as the holiday season entertainment at the swanky Café Caryle on the Upper East Side (through New Year's Eve). This Grammy award-winning record producer and singer is treating audiences to his latest cabaret show, That Lovin' Feelin', which features hit tunes that are the heartbeat of America. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens Tonight at The Grand 1894 Opera HouseSMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens Tonight at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

The Grand 1894 Opera House will play host to a new national tour of the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, Smokey Joe's Cafe, tonight, October 18, 2014 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3 pm. The acclaimed musical revue showcasing the songs of legendary Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (more...)

THE KINKS Celebrate 50th with 5-Disc Box Set, Now Available for Pre-OrderTHE KINKS Celebrate 50th with 5-Disc Box Set, Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

September 10, 1964, some 50 years ago, The Kinks had their first number one with the classic 'You Really Got Me' and the rest is rock n roll history. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE to Play The Grand 1894 Opera House, 10/18SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE to Play The Grand 1894 Opera House, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The Grand 1894 Opera House will play host to a new national tour of the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history, Smokey Joe's Cafe, on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3 pm. The acclaimed musical revue showcasing the songs of legendary Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Sets 2015 Season: ANYTHING GOES, THE FULL MONTY & MoreStages St. Louis Sets 2015 Season: ANYTHING GOES, THE FULL MONTY & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

STAGES St. Louis announces its exhilarating 29th season, a celebration of diversity, friendship, and community! The 2015 season launches with the Grammy award-winning sensation SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, a rousing homage to classic rock 'n' roll, and the celebrated song catalog of Leiber and Stoller. We continue with the tap happy Broadway classic ANYTHING GOES, a chic and sophisticated voyage across the Atlantic featuring the witty and romantic songs of Cole Porter. One of Broadway's recent hits, THE FULL MONTY, caps off the season with its powerful message of family, friendship, and community. The fun begins May 29 and continues through October 4, 2015. In addition, the 2015 season Theatre for Young Audiences production will feature Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, beginning June 17. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Theatre By The Sea's 2015 Musical SeasonMY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More Set for Theatre By The Sea's 2015 Musical Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Bill Hanney has announced the lineup for the 2015 Summer Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four show subscription season will feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, MY FAIR LADY starring Charles Shaughnessy, Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and the Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. Season subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (401) 782-8587, order forms can be downloaded online at theatrebythesea.com, or ordered in person at the Box Office located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Rocks the Woodlawn, Now thru 9/14SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Rocks the Woodlawn, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Head back to the golden era of rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues as the historic Woodlawn Theatre stages the ultimate musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe, opening tonight, August 15 on the main stage. The show, which features the legendary tunes of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame giants Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, runs through September 14. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE to Rock the Woodlawn, 8/15-9/14SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE to Rock the Woodlawn, 8/15-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Head back to the golden era of rock 'n' roll and rhythm 'n' blues as the historic Woodlawn Theatre stages the ultimate musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe, opening August 15 on the main stage. The show, which features the legendary tunes of Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame giants Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, runs through September 14. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Is Smokin' at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner TheatreBWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Is Smokin' at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
by Don Grigware - Aug 4, 2014

Akin to a revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe is made up of songs, songs, and more songs without a single word of dialogue. Like the final tune says 'That Is Rock & Roll'; it's the music of Leiber and Stoller who gave us some of the biggest hits of the 50s like 'Hound Dog', 'Love Potion # 9' and 'Jailhouse Rock'. In a lively revival at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, the smoke, the cafe and its music are ecstatically displayed by a cast of 9 thrilling vocalists. (more...)

Peggy King to Make First LA Appearance in Over 30 Years at the Catalina Jazz Club, 7/27Peggy King to Make First LA Appearance in Over 30 Years at the Catalina Jazz Club, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Peggy King, one of the most popular TV and recording stars of the 1950's, will make her first Los Angeles appearance in more than 30 years on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Joining her will be acclaimed pianist, harpist and vocalist Corky Hale, leading an all-star quartet including Lymon Medeiros on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and John Chiodini on guitar. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 7/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/13/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 7/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/06/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 6/29/2014Now Playing Onstage in Hawaii - Week of 6/29/2014
by BWW - Jun 29, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/29/2014 for Hawaii (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gateway Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - Rock And Roll in BellportBWW Reviews: Gateway Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE - Rock And Roll in Bellport
by Melissa Giordano - Jun 18, 2014

If you want a high-energy show, Smokey Joe's Café is definitely for you. The musical revue, on Broadway from 1995-2000, highlights the music of songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The spectacle has forty of their hit songs done back to back including 'Love Potion Number 9', 'Yakity Yak', 'Stand By Me' and 'Jailhouse Rock'. Believe me when I say that you will be dancing in your seat at some point. (more...)

Grand 1894 Opera House Sets 2014-15 Performing Arts Season - 'Celebrate with The Grand!'Grand 1894 Opera House Sets 2014-15 Performing Arts Season - 'Celebrate with The Grand!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The 2014-15 Performing Arts Season of The Grand 1894 Opera House promises countless opportunities to 'Celebrate with The Grand!' (more...)

Photo Flash: An International Evening of Music and Remembrance Celebrating the Voices of Holocaust Survivors Through PerformancePhoto Flash: An International Evening of Music and Remembrance Celebrating the Voices of Holocaust Survivors Through Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Nearly eleven hundred people filled Beverly Hills Temple of the Arts at the Saban Theatre on Friday evening, June 13, 2014 for an International Evening of Music and Remembrance honoring Holocaust survivor and member of the Dutch Resistance, Curt Lowens, who saved 125 Jewish children and two downed American pilots during the Holocaust. Composer Sharon Farber's Bestemming: Concerto for Cello, Orchestra and Narration, which Curt Lowens served as the inspiration for, was performed with Lowens appearing as the Narrator, along with Ruslan Biryukov who appeared as the Cello Soloist, supported by the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra led by Conductor Frank Fetta. (more...)

Chita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame GalaChita Rivera Performs at 2014 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Last night, the legendary CHITA RIVERA wowed the packed Marriot Marquis ballroom for the 45th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala. She was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation as she sang a medley from WEST SIDE STORY, which included 'A Boy Like That' and the show-stopping 'America', in a program designed to mix past and future sounds. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert Tributes Lamont Dozier and David CrosbyPhoto Flash: THE SONGS OF OUR LIVES Concert Tributes Lamont Dozier and David Crosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

"I'm in heaven," said Sean McNabb (bassist with House of Lords, Great White, and more), in reference to watching and meeting David Crosby. His sentiments seemed to be shared by the patrons of the 7th annual sold out "The Songs Of Our Lives" concert, benefiting The Fulfillment Fund, that paid tribute to two legendary songwriters: LAMONT DOZIER & DAVID CROSBY. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

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