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Chapman Roberts Files Lawsuit Alleging Copyright Infringement on SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Vo Photo Chapman Roberts Files Lawsuit Alleging Copyright Infringement on SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Vocal Arragements
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

In a press release provided by theater veteran Chapman Roberts, it was revealed that he is the plaintiff in a lawsuit allegeding that he was not credited or compensated for createing the vocal arragements of music for the Broadway musical revue Smokey Joe's Cafe.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is Now Playing at Ivoryton Playhouse Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE is Now Playing at Ivoryton Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

The music is hot and the jive is jumpin’ all summer long at the Ivoryton Playhouse! On June 30th, the doors will open to the glorious sounds of the 50s and 60s with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE to be Presented at Ivoryton Playhouse Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE to be Presented at Ivoryton Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

The music is hot and the jive is jumpin’ all summer long at the Ivoryton Playhouse! On June 30th, the doors will open to the glorious sounds of the 50s and 60s with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.

VIDEO: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre Photo VIDEO: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller is playing at North Shore Music Theatre through June 19, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. Get a first look at footage from the production!

Photos: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller is playing at North Shore Music Theatre through June 19.

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, WICKED, SWAN LAKE & More Lead Boston's June Theater Top 10 Photo A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, WICKED, SWAN LAKE & More Lead Boston's June Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022

Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.

June Weekday Schubert Quartets, Baroque, And More Announced At Princeton Festival Photo June Weekday Schubert Quartets, Baroque, And More Announced At Princeton Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 25, 2022

Chamber and Baroque music lovers have the opportunity to enjoy multiple weekday concerts during the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s all-new Princeton Festival June 10-25.

Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Direct SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre Photo Stephanie Pope Lofgren to Direct SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE will be directed and choreographed by Broadway’s Stephanie Pope Lofgren who was an original cast member of London’s West End production.  SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE plays from Tuesday, June 7 thru Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Dr. Art Topilow And Vocalist Deb Lyons Present Jazz Standards At APAC Photo Dr. Art Topilow And Vocalist Deb Lyons Present Jazz Standards At APAC
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022

 Jazz pianist Dr. Art Topilow and vocalist Deb Lyons will team up at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24 to present a varied program of popular music and standards with selections from Gershwin, Cole Porter and Johnny Mercer to Carole King.  

THE DRIFTERS GIRL Will Release Cast Album in May Photo THE DRIFTERS GIRL Will Release Cast Album in May
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022

The World Premiere cast album for The Drifters Girl has been recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and is due for release on Friday 6 May 2022, by Tag8 Music, with BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited, Treadwell Entertainment Group and Showtime Productions Ltd. 

Ben E. King Videos

VIDEO: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller is playing at North Shore Music Theatre through June 19, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. Get a first look at footage from the production!

Photos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoPhotos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2021

Check out photos from The Muny's production of the hit jukebox musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE! Get a first look at the cast in action.

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE VideoVideo: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 6, 2018

Over the course of a 61-year partnership, Jerry Leiber (d. 2011) and Mike Stoller created enduring classics in a variety of genres including rhythm & blues, pop, country, jazz, cabaret, and-perhaps most notably-rock & roll. Elvis Presley and the Coasters are only two of the many acts whose careers skyrocketed because of Leiber and Stoller's creative partnership.

VIDEO: First Look - Ken Burns Directs New Documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, Premiering on  VideoVIDEO: First Look - Ken Burns Directs New Documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, Premiering on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

VIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Gets Surprise NYC Subway Serenade VideoVIDEO: Ryan Seacrest Gets Surprise NYC Subway Serenade
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 19, 2017

The LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN host turned to Instagram on Tuesday to share a video of a talented commuter performing the Ben E. King hit 'Stand By Me' along with other Motown clsssics. 

VIDEO: First Look - Ken Burns Directs New Documentary THE VIETNAM WAR, Premiering on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 12, 2017

THE VIETNAM WAR, a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere September 17, 2017, on PBS stations nationwide.

VIDEO: Emmy Rossum Covers 'Stand By Me' in Tribute to Ben E. King
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Emmy Rossum recorded a beautiful, stripped-down rendition of 'Stand By Me' in tribute to R&B singer Ben E. King, who died yesterday at the age of 76. She wrote, 'This one's for you Ben E. King. Forever in our hearts.' Watch her sing below!

VIDEO: Tracy Chapman Performs 'Stand By Me' on LETTERMAN
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 17, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, music guest Tracy Chapman performed the classic Ben E. King song, 'Stand By Me.' Check out the appearance below!

VIDEO: Kree vs Candice on AMERICAN IDOL - Watch All the Performances!
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2013

It was Kree vs. Candice on last night's AMERICAN IDOL. The ladies had to step it up and perform for the largest crowd they've seen all year at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Check out all the performances below!