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Date Of Birth:
March 13, 1933 (82)
Birth Place:
Belle Harbor, NY, USA
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BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH Sing and Dance at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 15, 2015

In the famous 1960s hit 'Is That All There Is?' by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Peggy Lee croons the melancholy lyric, 'If that's all there is, my friend, then, let's keep dancing. Let's break out the booze and have a ball, if that's all there is.' While this song ironically doesn't make it into the eclectic catalog of tunes that fuel THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, currently in its world premiere at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, it could easily have become the show's theme song. When a flood of epic proportions wipes out all but two scraggly survivors, played as a pair of Estragon and Vladimir-style hobos by Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac, there is very little left for them to do but sing and dance. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea to Open Summer Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, 6/3Theatre By The Sea to Open Summer Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The award-winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) will bring the juke box to life when they open the 2015 Season with their all new production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, opening Wednesday, June 3 and playing through Sunday, June 21.  Press night is scheduled for Friday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 SeasonStages St. Louis Sets Casts for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its exhilarating 29th season: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Anything Goes, and The Full Monty. This season's exceptional talent voyages through songs and stories of diverse relationships, the bonds of friendship, and strength found in community. STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the purrrrr-fect family classic, Disney's The Aristocats. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea's Summer 2015 Season to Feature MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & MoreTheatre By The Sea's Summer 2015 Season to Feature MY FAIR LADY, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Bill Hanney has announced the full 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. The 2015 Children's Festival features 5 shows presented on Friday mornings for the youngest of arts lovers, and Camp Theatre By The Sea will perform LEGALLY BLONDE, JR. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, ANYTHING GOES, and More Lead Stages St. Louis' 29th SeasonSMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, ANYTHING GOES, and More Lead Stages St. Louis' 29th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

STAGES St. Louis has announced its 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. (more...)

Steve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording RegistrySteve Martin, Joan Baez & More Added to National Recording Registry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”. Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at 54 Below Entertains with EaseBWW Reviews: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at 54 Below Entertains with Ease
by David Clarke - Mar 18, 2015

Simply hearing the name Ben Vereen uttered invokes the magic and allure of Broadway. From originating key roles in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and PIPPIN, Vereen has called the stages of Broadway home for years. Therefore, it is no surprise that he commands an audience with charm and pizzazz, easily entertaining a full house at 54 Below with his new cabaret show STEPPIN' OUT. (more...)

Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6Corky Hale, Freda Payne Set for Billie Holiday 100th Birthday Celebration at Catalina Jazz Club, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Acclaimed Jazz harpist-pianist-vocalist Corky Hale will present a 100th Birthday Show honoring Billie Holiday on Monday, April 6 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Special guests will include singers Freda Payne, Eloise Laws and Tricia Tahara, with Hale on piano and harp, Lyman Medeiros on bass, John Chiodini on Guitar and Christopher Jones on drums. Holiday, who was born on April 7, 1915 and died in 1959, was one of the most important and influential jazz legends of all time. (more...)

NJCU to Present SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Begin. 3/20NJCU to Present SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Begin. 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The New Jersey City University Caroline L. Guarini Department of Music, Dance and Theatre will present 'Smokey Joe's Cafe,' Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22 and Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28, in Margaret Williams Theatre of Hepburn Hall, on the University campus at 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/2/15- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/2/15- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2015

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 Reviews: BEYOND THE BARRICADE is Electrifying EntertainmentBWW Reviews: BEYOND THE BARRICADE is Electrifying Entertainment
by David Clarke - Feb 9, 2015

The ensemble of the smash-hit musical Les Miserables has got to be one of the hardest working ensembles on Broadway. Last night this talented group impressed audiences by casting the wigs, dirt, and grime aside and singing the music that makes them tick at 54 BELOW. (more...)

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...)

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