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Jerry Leiber Headshot
Date Of Birth:
April 25, 1933
Date Of Death:
August 22, 2011 (78)
Birth Place:
Baltimore, MD, USA
 
Jerry Leiber Headshot
Date of Birth: April 25, 1933
Date of Death: August 22, 2011 (78)

Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
OnStage Playhouse Concludes Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOL Photo OnStage Playhouse Concludes Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

OnStage Playhouse concludes its 2017-18 season with the Grammy and Tony Award-nominated smash that made history as Broadway's longest running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters and The Drifters. With themes of love won, lost and imagined, their songs touched global audiences with wit and slice-of-life emotions. Audiences will be treated to more than 30 show stopping tunes including classics like 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Charlie Brown,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Spanish Harlem,' and 'Stand by Me.'

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - 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.

Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk Of Fame On Today Photo Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk Of Fame On Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, composers of some of the greatest blues, jazz, R&B, and rock and roll hits of all time, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO today, June 2.  Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the Jazz Museum. 

BWW REVIEW: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Is Hot, Hot, Hot in Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Preview Photo BWW REVIEW: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Is Hot, Hot, Hot in Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Preview
by Jan Nargi - May 25, 2018

An unequivocal hit is currently heating up the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine in preparation for its transfer Off-Broadway to Stage 42 in NYC July 6. Featuring a veritable goldmine of 40, count 'em, rock 'n' roll, blues, and R&B classics, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: The Songs of Lieber and Stoller is a stunning revival of the landmark musical revue that makes all other juke box musicals pale by comparison.

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - May 23, 2018

There's everything to love in Smokey Joe's Cafe the first show of the Ogunquit Playhouse's 86th season.

Single Tickets Now On Sale at Riverside Theatre for 2018-19 Season Photo Single Tickets Now On Sale at Riverside Theatre for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Beginning Monday, June 4th at 10am, single tickets for Riverside Theatre's exciting 2018-2019 Season will go on sale. Building on the incredible success of last season's productions with sold out performances of Gypsy, Million Dollar Quartet and Mamma Mia, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama.

STAND BY ME Composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Photo STAND BY ME Composers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk of Fame on 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, whose classic song 'Stand By Me' just received worldwide acclaim for its climactic performance at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 2. Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the Jazz Museum. Their 1952 song classic '(Going to) Kansas City' is now considered to be the city's anthem.

OnStage Playhouse Concludes Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOL Photo OnStage Playhouse Concludes Season with SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

OnStage Playhouse concludes its 2017-18 season with the Grammy and Tony Award-nominated smash that made history as Broadway's longest running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters and The Drifters. With themes of love won, lost and imagined, their songs touched global audiences with wit and slice-of-life emotions. Audiences will be treated to more than 30 show stopping tunes including classics like 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Charlie Brown,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Spanish Harlem,' and 'Stand by Me.'

Ogunquit Playhouse To Open SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Ogunquit Playhouse To Open SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 86th season with the all-new incarnation of the sizzling song and dance celebration Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on stage May 16 to June 9. This exuberant production of the record breaking Broadway smash hit is directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Josh Bergasse who will bring new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.' The all-new production heads to Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, NYC) following its Ogunquit run.

Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk Of Fame On 6/2 Photo Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller To Be Inducted Into American Jazz Walk Of Fame On 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, composers of some of the greatest blues, jazz, R&B, and rock and roll hits of all time, will be inducted into the American Jazz Walk of Fame in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, June 2.  Their names will be embedded in a bronze medallion on the sidewalk near the Jazz Museum. 

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAI Photo BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY.
by David Edward Perry - May 11, 2018

'Smokey Joe's Cafe' is a show stopping revue celebrating the legendary music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. 'Stand By Me,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Charlie Brown,' Poison Ivy' and many more hits are booming from the voices of this powerful cast.

Original Production Team Returns to Ogunqquit for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Original Production Team Returns to Ogunqquit for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be collaborating with the show's original producing team on an all-new incarnation of the record breaking Broadway hit Smokey Joe's Cafe, which heads to New York City following its Ogunquit run.

New Village Arts Announces Eighteenth Season Photo New Village Arts Announces Eighteenth Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Season 18 at New Village Arts is a celebration of the diversity of our community.  With six mainstage productions, NVA has created an eclectic season of adventurous artistic experiences. For the third season in a row, NVA has parity between its male and female playwrights and has continued its commitment to open casting. We believe that representation on stage is incredibly important, and strive to make our casts as diverse as possible.  Teatro Pueblo Nuevo will continue for its second year, and the season includes two San Diego Premieres, one West Coast Premiere, and one World Premiere adaptation. There is something for everyone in this season, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up Again Photo Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up Again
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be partnering once again with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2020. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23 for the evening performance of Smokey Joe's Cafe. The public is invited to join the fight by purchasing a ticket to the all-new revival of the sizzling song and dance show that features more than 30 of rock 'n' roll's greatest hits! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past seven years.

Ogunquit Playhouse To Open SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Ogunquit Playhouse To Open SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 86th season with the all-new incarnation of the sizzling song and dance celebration Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on stage May 16 to June 9. This exuberant production of the record breaking Broadway smash hit is directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Josh Bergasse who will bring new life to more than 30 classic songs including 'Stand by Me,' 'I'm a Woman,' 'Hound Dog,' 'Fools Fall In Love,' 'On Broadway,' 'Yakety Yak,' 'Pearl's a Singer,' 'Treat Me Nice,' 'There Goes My Baby,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' and 'Spanish Harlem.' The all-new production heads to Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, NYC) following its Ogunquit run.

Kyle Taylor Parker, Alysha Umphress, and More Lead Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Kyle Taylor Parker, Alysha Umphress, and More Lead Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The New York-bound production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller today announced the vibrant young cast who are set to reinvent the record breaking show at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) this summer.

Riverside Theatre Announces 45th Anniversary Season Photo Riverside Theatre Announces 45th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, is delighted to announce its 45th Anniversary Season for 2018-2019. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present a magnificent season of music, comedy, and drama.

SECOND STORIES Debuts At The Triad Photo SECOND STORIES Debuts At The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Almost 10 years ago, now Tony and MAC nominated Corinna Sowers Adler made her debut with a highly acclaimed cabaret entitled 'Stories'. On Sunday, April 22, at 4:30pm, she will bring the show concept back to The Triad Theater on West 72nd Street, in a new version entitled 'Second Stories' which features the story song works of some of today's most beloved composers like Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin as well as some lesser known surprises by Phil Hanseroth, Adam Gwon, Meg Flather, Garry Novikoff and many others.

Neil Diamond To Receive Highest Honor At Songwriters Hall of Fame Photo Neil Diamond To Receive Highest Honor At Songwriters Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Neil Diamond To Receive Highest Honor At Songwriters Hall of Fame

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The original producers of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, Broadway's longest running musical revue, announced today that the show will return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Preview performances will begin at New York's Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) on July 6 and opening night is set for July 22. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 12 through telecharge.com and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced.

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