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Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway brings Jazz Goes To The Movies to Feinstein's/54 Photo Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway brings Jazz Goes To The Movies to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 27, 2019

Ann Hampton Callaway has had many of the world's greatest pianists, arrangers, and music directors accompanying her throughout her celebrated career. Last night at her show 'Jazz Goes To The Movies' sitting on the piano bench at Feinstein's54 Below she had the one who started with her at the very beginning. It was the one who probably knows how to pianistically surround her extraordinary artistry the best and the one who is able to create the harmonies that intertwine most effectively with her prodigious talent. It was Ann Hampton Callaway playing for herself!

BWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & Diversity Photo BWW FEATURE: Chita Rivera Awards 2019: A Colorful Celebration of Dance & Diversity
by Cindy Sibilsky - May 28, 2019

The stars were on their feet (toes, taps and standing ovations) on a warm Sunday night, May 19th, for the Chita Rivera Awards a?" an annual ceremony recognizing the very best in dance on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film that honors icons and trailblazers while also nurturing future generations simultaneously. It could have been dubbed a?oeChita Rivera's Dance Salona?? for the presenters, attendees and honorees read like a Who's Who of Chita's friends, fans and fellow Fosse favorites, including hosts Ben Vereen and Anne Reinking.

2019 Chita Rivera Awards Winners - Full List! Photo 2019 Chita Rivera Awards Winners - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season.

Breaking: KISS ME, KATE, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Earn Chita Rivera Awards Nominations! Photo Breaking: KISS ME, KATE, AIN'T TOO PROUD & More Earn Chita Rivera Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2018-2019 theater season.

Victoria Clark to Be Honored at NYMF 2019 Photo Victoria Clark to Be Honored at NYMF 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Victoria Clark, NYMF Board Member Jill Jaysen and Tony Award-winning producers Frankel, Viertel, Baruch, Routh Group at its 2018 Gala on Sunday, November 11 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036).

Breaking: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Will Play Final Off-Broadway Performance Next Month Photo Breaking: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Will Play Final Off-Broadway Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Producers Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel announced today that Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, the all-new incarnation of the record breaking Broadway hit, will close on Sunday, November 4, 2018. The show will have played 20 previews and 121 performances at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street). Previews began on Friday, July 6 and the production officially opened on Sunday, July 22.

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee and Sara Bareilles Visit Jana Robbins and Haley Swindal a Photo Photo Coverage: Michele Lee and Sara Bareilles Visit Jana Robbins and Haley Swindal at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 31, 2018

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Announces Digital Rush and Ticket Lottery Photo SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Announces Digital Rush and Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Performances for Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller begin tonight, Friday, July 6 at Stage 42 and today the producers announced the Digital Lottery and Rush policy. Tickets for both the digital lottery and rush tickets will be $30 which includes the facility fee.

Box Office is Now Open for New York Run of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Box Office is Now Open for New York Run of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The Stage 42 box office (422 West 42nd Street) is now open for the new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, which begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22. Box office is open Monday - Sunday from Noon - 6pm. If there is an evening performance, the box office will remain open until curtain.

VIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway Photo VIDEO: Catch A Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Off-Broadway
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

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.

Review Roundup: Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Review Roundup: Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6.

VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY  Photo VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

VIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo VIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6. Visit www.smokeyjoescafemusical.com for more information.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Smokey Joe's Cafe is grooving across the stage, get a first look at the production below! The show is currently playing at The Ogunquit Playhouse (Bradford Kenney, Executive Artistic Director) through June 9 prior to the New York production. Performances at Stage 42 begin on Friday, July 6.

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.

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.

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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