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Jerry Leiber

 
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Date of Birth: April 25, 1933
Date of Death: August 22, 2011 (78)

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
 

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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Return to Ogunquit Playhouse in May 2023 Photo BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Return to Ogunquit Playhouse in May 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced a 5-week return engagement of¬†Beautiful: The Carole King Musical¬†(May 11‚ÄďJune 10) as the bonus opening act for their 2023 season. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, November 1.

Listen: Christine Ebersole's New Album AFTER THE BALL Out Now Photo Listen: Christine Ebersole's New Album AFTER THE BALL Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

After the Ball, a new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole has been released in physical and digital formats! Listen to the album here! The recording finds Ebersole at the start of a brave new chapter, reflecting on life, love and family now that the last of her three adopted children has flown the nest. 

Listen: Get an Exclusive First Listen to 'A Sleepin' Bee' From Christine Ebersole's N Photo Listen: Get an Exclusive First Listen to 'A Sleepin' Bee' From Christine Ebersole's New Album 'After The Ball'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022

Christine Ebersole is releasing a special new album titled 'After The Ball' on Friday, September 30. BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to the first track released from the album, 'A Sleepin' Bee'.

The King Center Announces Two Additional Shows and BSO Single Tickets Photo The King Center Announces Two Additional Shows and BSO Single Tickets
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

The King Center for the Performing Arts has announced two additional shows coming to the Space Coast!  Elko Concerts Presents, writing, singing, and performing artist, Gordon Lightfoot: The Legend in Concert on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 8 PM.

Christine Ebersole to Release New Album AFTER THE BALL Photo Christine Ebersole to Release New Album AFTER THE BALL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022

After the Ball, a new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, will be released in physical and digital formats on Friday, September 30.

Sarah Bockel Will Lead Regional Premiere of BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical; Full  Photo Sarah Bockel Will Lead Regional Premiere of BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical; Full Cast Announced
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2022

Ogunquit Playhouse has announced casting for the Regional Premiere of¬†Beautiful: The Carole King Musical¬†(September 15‚ÄďOctober 30, 2022).

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.

Jerry Leiber Videos

VIDEO: First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at North Shore Music Theatre Videoplay
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!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Videoplay
VIDEO: 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.

Oldest Pro Songwriting Team in Pop Music History Releases 'Senior Song Book' Videoplay
Oldest Pro Songwriting Team in Pop Music History Releases 'Senior Song Book'

by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 14, 2019

From Elton John & Bernie Taupin and Carole King & Gerry Goffin to Burt Bacharach & Hal David and Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, popular music's greatest songwriting teams have produced music that spans the generations.

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE's Alysha Umphress Toasts Some S'mo Videoplay
Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE's Alysha Umphress Toasts Some S'moresy Bars!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2018

In this episode, the soulful songstress herself, Alysha Umphress joins @KatieGLynch in the kitchen! Check out the recipe for Katie's S'moresy Joe's Cafe Bars below!

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Videoplay
Video: 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: On This Day, March 2- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Brings Leiber & Stoller to Broadway! Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, March 2- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Brings Leiber & Stoller to Broadway!

by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2018

Smokey's Joe's Cafe celebrates the pop hits written by the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller during the 1950s and 60s.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/2/16- SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2016

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').

STAGE 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').

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!

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').


Jerry Leiber Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Jerry Leiber written?
Jerry Leiber has written 6 shows including By Bernstein (Lyricist), Dancin' (Composer), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Composer), All Shook Up (Composer), Million Dollar Quartet (Songwriter), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Composer).