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VIDEO: Check Out a Clip of 'Jailhouse Rock' From SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at The Muny! Photo VIDEO: Check Out a Clip of 'Jailhouse Rock' From SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at The Muny!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021

The Muny is currently presenting Smokey Joe's Cafe! Smokey Joe's Cafe's complete cast includes Charl Brown, Michael Campayno, Mykal Kilgore, Tiffany Mann, Hayley Podschun, Dee Roscioli, Christopher Sams, Nasia Thomas and Jason Veasey.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think Of The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE?
by Alan Henry - Jul 28, 2021

The Muny's production of the hit jukebox musical, Smokey Joe's Cafe is now on stage at the historic theatre in Forest Park! What did the critics have to say? Check out the reviews.

Photos: The Muny Opens 103rd Season With SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Photos: 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 Photo 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.

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at The Muny Photo BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at The Muny
by James Lindhorst - Jul 27, 2021

The Muny in St. Louis' Forest Park opened it 103rd season with a performance of Smokey Joe's Cafe on Monday evening with a near capacity crowd. Smokey Joe's Cafe was Broadway's longest running musical revue and features 39 songs written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller including Stand by Me, Poison Ivy, Jail House Rock and Spanish Harlem.

Dee Roscioli Completes The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast; Design and Production Team  Photo Dee Roscioli Completes The Muny's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Cast; Design and Production Team Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021

The Muny announced today that Broadway‚Äôs Dee Roscioli will complete the cast of the theatre‚Äôs 103rd season opener,¬†Smokey Joe‚Äôs Cafe.¬†The design and production team for the Muny premiere was also announced.¬†Smokey Joe‚Äôs Cafe¬†runs July 26 ‚Äď Aug. 1.

The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams Photo The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams
by Alan Henry - Jan 8, 2020

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces Extension Of BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBE Photo Rubicon Theatre Company Announces Extension Of BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2019

Rubicon Theatre Company has just extended the company's acclaimed, sold-out production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which now continues through November 17, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 24, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001.

BWW Review: BIG RIVER at Rubicon Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: BIG RIVER at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Nov 1, 2019

An innovative immersive production, in which orchestra musicians step on stage to perform with the cast and an in-the-round configuration, highlights Rubicon Theatre Company's evocative, atmospheric production of 'Big River.' With a score by country music's Roger Miller, 'Big River' won 7 Tonys in 1985. The cast features Broadway veterans Josey Montana McCoy, David Aron Damane, and, in a special appearance, Renn Woods as Alice.

Rubicon Opens 22nd Season With Immersive BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FIN Photo Rubicon Opens 22nd Season With Immersive BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

Rubicon Theatre opens the company's 22nd Season with an environmental production of the musical Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening October 26 at 7pm and continuing through November 10, 2019. Directed by Kirby Ward, with a company of 23, the production runs Wednesdays through Sundays in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District at the company's home at 1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001. 

Garry Marshall Theatre Adds Performances of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Photo Garry Marshall Theatre Adds Performances of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Sarah Hookey - May 23, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre has added performances of Deidrie Henry starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson, which now must close Sunday, June 9, 2019. 

BWW Review: Deidrie Henry Creates a Memorable LADY DAY Photo BWW Review: Deidrie Henry Creates a Memorable LADY DAY
by Don Grigware - May 20, 2019

Just a warning to those who think that Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a musical revue of Billie Holiday's greatest hits. Lanie Robertson's work is a very heavy play with music featuring brilliant Deidrie Henry front and center baring her soul in one of Holiday's last performances in 1959 before her death. Incredible musicians Abdul Hamid Royal as musical director and as Jimmy Powers at the ivories and James Leary on bass add immense flavor to the evening, currently onstage under the outstanding direction of Gregg T. Daniel, at the Garry Marshall Theatre through June 2 only.

Photo Flash: Garry Marshall Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL In Rehearsal Photo Photo Flash: Garry Marshall Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL In Rehearsal
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents Deidrie Henry in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17). The director is Gregg T. Daniel and playing Jimmy Powers is musical director Abdul Hamid Royal.  Daniel most recently directed The Mountaintop for Garry Marshall Theatre.

Deidrie Henry In LADY DAY Comes to Garry Marshall Theatre Photo Deidrie Henry In LADY DAY Comes to Garry Marshall Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre presents Deidrie Henry in the Broadway play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson for 15 performances May 15 to June 2, 2019 (press opening is Friday, May 17). The director is Gregg T. Daniel and playing Jimmy Powers is musical director Abdul Hamid Royal. Daniel most recently directed The Mountaintop for Garry Marshall Theatre.

Photo Flash: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 22, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is excited to present the smash-hit, Wallis Annenberg Theatre production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and conceived & directed by Sheldon Epps. Comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard, 'We are delighted to have the opportunity to move the critically acclaimed Wallis Theatre production to the Laguna Playhouse. With Sheldon and Abdul leading our extraordinary cast and creative team, our subscribers and audiences should get ready to be knocked out by this roof-raising exciting new production!'

Laguna Playhouse Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Conceived And Directed By Sheldon Epps Photo Laguna Playhouse Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Conceived And Directed By Sheldon Epps
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2019

-LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is excited to present the smash-hit, Wallis Annenberg Theatre production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and conceived & directed by Sheldon Epps. 

SONGS FOR NOBODIES Begins Sept 7 In The New Stackner Cabaret Photo SONGS FOR NOBODIES Begins Sept 7 In The New Stackner Cabaret
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 65th Anniversary Season opens in the $1.75 million newly renovated Stackner Cabaret with Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith (American Song, Bombshells) starring Milwaukee Rep favorite Bethany Thomas (Ain't Misbehavin, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) in a one-woman tour-de-force show about legendary divas Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas.

Photo Flash: New Photos of Deidrie Henry in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Photo Photo Flash: New Photos of Deidrie Henry in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2018

Deidrie Henry returns to The Armory to star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Lanie Robertson's riveting portrait of Holiday's life told through an imagined final performance in a small bar in South Philadelphia in 1959. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill begins preview performances on May 26, opens on June 1, and runs through July 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage.

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Comes to The Armory This May Photo LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Comes to The Armory This May
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Deidrie Henry returns to The Armory to star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Lanie Robertson's riveting portrait of Holiday's life told through an imagined final performance in a small bar in South Philadelphia in 1959. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill begins preview performances on May 26, opens on June 1, and runs through July 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Bill Fennelly returns to The Armory to direct after previously directing Gypsy, Black Pearl Sings and, most recently, Little Shop of Horrors. Deidrie Henry, who most recently played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at The Armory, will be joined on stage by Abdul Hamid Royal, the production's music director who also plays the role of Jimmy Powers, along with local musicians Charles Neal (drums) and Andre St. James (bass).

Photo Flash: Deidrie Henry Returns to The Armory in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRI Photo Photo Flash: Deidrie Henry Returns to The Armory in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2018

Deidrie Henry returns to The Armory to star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Lanie Robertson's riveting portrait of Holiday's life told through an imagined final performance in a small bar in South Philadelphia in 1959. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill begins preview performances on May 26, opens on June 1, and runs through July 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Bill Fennelly returns to The Armory to direct after previously directing Gypsy, Black Pearl Sings and, most recently, Little Shop of Horrors. Deidrie Henry, who most recently played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at The Armory, will be joined on stage by Abdul Hamid Royal, the production's music director who also plays the role of Jimmy Powers, along with local musicians Charles Neal (drums) and Andre St. James (bass).

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