Smokey Joe's Cafe

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Prince of Wales Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Coventry Street
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Smokey Joe's Café is the hottest joint in town. This Tony Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a fast-paced nostalgic trip through 39 of rock-and-roll's greatest hits from "Stand by Me" and "Fools Fall in Love" to "Spanish Harlem" and "Yakety Yak." Award-winning Director Robert Barry Fleming returns to Center REP where he previously helmed such REP hits as Ain't Misbehavin', All Shook Up, and She Loves Me.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Cheyenne Jackson Highlight Boldt Arts Alive! Series on Sale 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Tickets for the 2014-15 Boldt Arts Alive! Series at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will go on sale Monday, September 15 at 10 a.m. The Boldt Arts Alive! Series features 14 culturally rich titles and features Cirque Peking (Oct. 28), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Nov. 6),Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert with the Fox Valley Symphony (Nov. 8) and Ballroom with a Twist(Feb. 10). Tickets for Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles (Oct. 25), The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rock Extravaganza! (Nov. 15), Buddy Guy (Nov. 26) and Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!(April 24) also go on sale Sept. 15. See below for a full listing and starting ticket prices. (more...)

SMOKEY 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...)

Photo Flash: Levi Kreis, Nova Y. Payton and More in Opening Night of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Opening night for Smokey Joe's Cafe-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER was last night (Thursday, May 8) at Arena Stage. Check out the photos below! The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Levi Kreis, Nova Y. Payton and More in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Opening night for Smokey Joe's Cafe-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER was last night (Thursday, May 8) at Arena Stage. Check out the full produciton photos below! The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 4, 2014

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WAKE UP with BWW 5/29/14 - ANTHEM, O'Neill Center, BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES REVUE and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: ANTHEM opens off-Broadway tonight, the NYPL hosts a discussion in honor of the O'Neill Center's 50th anniversary, and the creator of Smokey Joe's Cafe Otis Sallid boogies down at 54 Below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

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Photo Flash: Mike Stoller and More Celebrate Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller opened May 8 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The production runs through June 8. Mike Stoller and his wife, renowned jazz harpist, pianist and vocalist Corky Hale attended the opening night performance. Scroll down for a photo of the cast and creative team on opening night! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/18/2014
by BWW - May 18, 2014

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BWW TV: Highlights from SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage with Levi Kreis, E. Faye Butler, Nova Y. Payton and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER opened on Thursday, May 8 at Arena Stage and runs through June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. Scroll down to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Arena Stage Offers Up Crowd Pleasing SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Jennifer Perry - May 11, 2014

It offers a fun time and one can't ask for much more than that. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 5/11/2014
by BWW - May 11, 2014

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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 9
by - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

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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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

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

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

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by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 16
by - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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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...)

BWW 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...)

Photo Flash: Gateway Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Gateway Playhouse presents Smokey Joe's Cafe, directed by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker & featuring legendary rock 'n roll group The Coasters! In a few weeks, the production will be heading out on tour. Check below for pictures from the production! (more...)

Emmy Winner Wayne Brady to Star Opposite Merle Dandridge in KISS ME, KATE at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014-2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16- October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway's Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe plays Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater for one performance only on Thursday, December 4th at 7:30PM! Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

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Photo Coverage: Brenda Braxton Previews SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Reunion at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2014

On February 9, 54 Below will welcome the original company of Broadway's Smokey Joe's Cafe for '54 Sings Smokey Joe's Cafe'. There will be two shows, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50-$60. The show is described on 54 Below's website as: 'On March 2, 1995, a musical phenomenon opened on Broadway. Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller would go on to run 2,036 performances and continue to electrify audiences around the world. '54 Below is delighted to present a one night only reunion featuring members of the original Broadway company of this swingin' hit show, including Adrian Bailey, Brenda Braxton, DeLee Lively, Deb Lyons, Frederick Owens and Darryl Williams (more to be announced!). 'Expect hit tunes including Stand by Me, Hound Dog, Charlie Brown and more! Directed by Brenda Braxton, with Musical Direction by Louis St. Louis, this will be one night you won't soon forget because Baby, That's Rock & Roll!' (more...)

SMOKEY 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 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...)

BWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Will Delight All!
by Alex Urdiales - Aug 19, 2014

Playing Now at Woodlawn! Smokey Joe's Cafe is a night out not to be missed! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

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Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 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 tonight, April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Rick Fox Joins Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE as Musical Director; Victor Simonson Departs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Rick Fox will be taking over the role of musical director in Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe--The Songs of Leiber and Stoller from Victor Simonson, who will be departing the show for personal reasons. (more...)

Photo Flash: Levi Kreis, E. Faye Butler and More Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Smokey Joe's Café-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 Café 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 today, April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

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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...)

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