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In Melis Aker’s world premiere play HOUND DOG, a young musician returns from abroad to her hometown of Ankara, Turkey to look after her widowed father. Forced to reckon with the family and community she left behind, an investigation into her grieving parent’s strange pilgrimage to Graceland unravels into a sonic mirage of memory packed with humor, nostalgia and the love we cultivate across generations. Directed by Machel Ross with music by Aker and the Lazours, this cross-cultural jam-session-meets-play explores the winding path towards forgiveness and belonging.

A co-production with PlayCo

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by Michael Major - Sep 9, 2022
Acclaimed blues, roots-rock, and country revival trio GA-20 are thrilled to release their third album Crackdown, available everywhere now via Karma Chief Records / Colemine Records. To ring in the release, the band has shared album highlight 'Fairweather Friend.' Catch them on tour this fall with the likes of The Monophonics and Kendra Morris.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for their upcoming production of Smokey Joe's Cafe. Performances begin on Thursday, September 16 and run through Sunday, October 31, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
Ars Nova and PlayCo will present the world premiere of HOUND DOG by 2019 Ars Nova resident artist Melis Aker. Directed by Machel Ross with music by Aker and the Lazours, this cross-cultural jam-session-meets-play explores the winding path towards forgiveness and belonging.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2021
Tickets for State Theatre New Jersey's 2021-22 Broadway Season, featuring Tony Award-winning hits and Broadway fan favorites, go on sale on Friday, September 10 at 11am.  
by Alex Freeman - Sep 6, 2022
Theatre companies across the globe continue to grapple with some of the earliest questions posed upon reopening: what to do about masks? As more mixed policies come into play, we continue to see that there are segments of the audience that won’t come with masks, and segments that won’t come without, putting producers in a difficult position.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
ACT of Connecticut will welcome audiences back for their 2021-2022 Season with the record-breaking Broadway smash-hit musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller.
by Michael Major - Sep 22, 2022
The professional dancers will kick off “Elvis Night” with a high-energy performance to “Also Sprach Zarathustra” / “Don’t Be Cruel” choreographed by Jemel McWilliams. The evening will be split into three chronological acts, each exploring a different period of Elvis’s career: from his early days in rock music, through his Hollywood era.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Encore Musical Theatre kicks off a new season of mainstage musicals with the Broadway hit SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ. The longest-running revue in Broadway history, the show features a Grammy-winning score by hitmakers, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. You'll be dancing in your seat to such instantly recognizable tunes as On Broadway, Fools Fall in Love, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Love Potion #9 and so many more.
by James Lindhorst - Sep 16, 2022
STAGES St. Louis has announced that their 2023 Season at The Ross Family Theatre at the Kirkwood Performing Arts Center will include Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA; the classic whodunnit, CLUE; and the Grand Finale of the season, the rock ‘n roll musical smash, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022
Signature Theatre has announced its first-ever LaunchPad Resident—playwright, actor, and musician Melis Aker—inaugurating the new program that supports diverse early-career playwrights and expands the organization’s singular mission of producing a body of work by each resident writer.
by - Sep 1, 2022
Top stories include casting for the regional premiere of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, plus a first look at Hugh Jackman in the film adaptation of The Son, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021
Directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran, Stephanie Pope Lofgren (Pippin, Chicago), the electrifying musical celebration of 1950’s Rock n’ Roll began performances Thursday, September 30, 2021 and continues through Sunday, October 24, 2021 at ACT of CT (36 Old Quarry Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2021
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts and MusicWorks today announced three sensational tribute concerts honoring the kings of rock, pop, and country. Tickets for these three memory-stoking, finger-snapping, and pulse-pounding musical tributes go on public sale today starting at 10 am.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2021
Delaware Theatre Company has announced its second production of the 2021/22 Season, the Tony® Award–winning musical Million Dollar Quartet directed by Matt Silva, running December 1–19, 2021. Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux wrote the book based on Floyd Mutrux’s original concept.
by Greer Firestone - Nov 30, 2021
To boldly go where no 4 men ever went before: On December 4, 1956, a twist of extraterrestrial fate brought together Johnny Cash, 24, Jerry Lee Lewis, 21, Carl Perkins, 24 and Elvis Presley, 21, at the storefront studio of Sun Records in Memphis for one of the greatest jam sessions in Rock n Roll history. These 4 were not space pioneers, but they soon established new frontiers in the world of music.
by Michael Major - May 6, 2022
RCA Records drops Doja Cat’s melodic, bouncy new single “Vegas” from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack is set to be released the same date as Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming film ELVIS, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks. The track incorporates “Hound Dog” in a unique, singular way that only Doja Cat could ever do.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
Broadway Palm has announced its 30th Anniversary Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions (TBA), and five concerts. See the full schedule and find out how to get tickets.
by Bruce Apar - May 4, 2022
Apart from the infectious, wall-to-wall music, which is rousingly played live on stage by all the actors, what makes Million Dollar Quartet a crowd-pleaser is the interpersonal dramas driven by the egos of four pop music pioneers. 
by Michael Major - May 23, 2022
It has also been announced that Kacey Musgraves will sing 'Can't Help Falling In Love' and Maneskin will sing “If I Can Dream.” The soundtrack will also feature Eminem, Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Cee Lo Green, Gary Clark Jr., Paravi, Pnau, Yola, Swae Lee, Diplo, and Jazmine Sullivan.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022
In celebration of 89 Years of Theatre By The Sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney is proud to announce the opening of the 2022 Summer Season. The season begins with the Tony Award-nominated musical, Million Dollar Quartet, which will be presented from May 25 - June 18, 2022.
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.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2022
The Weathervane Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Million Dollar Quartet.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island will launch its Signature Theater Series this summer with top artists from the worlds of Broadway, music & TV on fully staged productions of In The Heights, Xanadu and All Shook Up, plus the NY premiere of Ella, First Lady of Song starring Grammy-nominated singer & actress Freda Payne, and the world premiere of the play Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds.
by Jay Irwin - Mar 9, 2022
Dear Readers, I want to tell you a story about a show. You probably never heard of it because it’s not very important. Wait! No, it is important, and you should have heard of it. At least since the show in question is the winner of 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “The Band’s Visit”, currently playing at the Paramount Theatre. But sadly, too few do know this show but let’s try and remedy that, shall we?
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!
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.
by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2022
Watch Doja Cat's video for her single “Vegas” from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The video features Shonka Dukureh, who plays Big Mama Thornton in the film.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces that it will tour a free, family-friendly musical production to seven locations from June – August. Featuring more than a dozen chart-topping songs from the past eight decades, Off the Charts! is a high-energy revue celebrating the universal language of music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Broadway Palm’s 30th Anniversary Season is now on sale. The celebratory season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in the Off Broadway Palm, four Children’s Theatre productions, and five concerts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
This week, the second show of its season begins performances in the downstairs Hays Theatre June 16–July 9: the premiere of Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds starring Kaitlyn Black from TV’s Heart of Dixie and Josephine Rose Roberts (Rock of Ages on Broadway).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
The Kauffman Center has announced the Kauffman Center Presents Fall 2022 Season. The fall season will bring extraordinary and diverse experiences featuring internationally recognized artists and performers for Kansas City audiences.
by Michael Major - Jun 13, 2022
Among the most-viewed clips include the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” ‘Who’s Loving You,” and “Medley: Stand!, Who’s Loving You, I Want You Back,” Elvis Presley’s “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” and “Love Me Tender.”
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.
by James Lindhorst - Jun 13, 2022
The US National Tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will officially re-launch its run at theaters across the Midwest and Northeast, including a stop at Stifel Theatre Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this one-night-only event range from $32.50 to $82.50 and go on sale Friday, June 17 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
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.
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.
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.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022
The new year is going to “Shake, Baby, Shake!” as La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts presents the electrifying Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet, book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins and directed by Tim Seib.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2021
On April 7th, 2022 The Ivoryton Playhouse will open its doors for a new season – a very different season with fewer productions but more performances and a year full of exciting, affordable professional theatre. Plays for romantics and plays for cynics; shows for families and shows for sweethearts; classic hit music from the 50s and 60s as well as country music favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021
The new year is going to “Shake, Baby, Shake!” as LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the electrifying Broadway musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux, original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins and directed by Tim Seib. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022
Ars Nova has announced details for its 20th Anniversary Season, which introduces the What’s Ars Is Yours: Name Your Price ticket initiative.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2022
PlayCo has announced its programming through 2023—three plays that, in radically disparate styles, offer generous and probing explorations of human connection across the complexities of geopolitics, cultural identity, and elaborate workplace lunches.
by Michael Major - Aug 16, 2022
Acclaimed blues, roots-rock, and country revival trio GA-20 are thrilled to release 'Dry Run' which premiered earlier this week via Bluegrass Situation. 'Dry Run follows the release of 'Easy on the Eyes' from the band's third studio album Crackdown. Plus, watch the accompanying music video for the single now!
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Aug 10, 2022
South Coast Repertory presents the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet at the Mission San Juan Capistrano under the stars as part of its new Outside SCR program, and the quality production recalls the good, old days of Summer Stock. SCR has collected a talented cast and put on an enchanting evening.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022
Traditionally known as a “jukebox” musical, this reimagined and revitalized production of Smokey Joe's Cafe tells the story of a group of friends as they meet at a neighborhood pub and navigate friendship, romance, heartbreak, and modern-day life using the music of Leiber and Stoller. A mixture of rock n roll, blues, and jazz, the songbook includes hits such as Hound Dog, Spanish Rose in Harlem, Fools Fall in Love, and many more.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humor, celebration, unforgettable performances of such timeless and enduring hits as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Fever,' 'That's All Right,' and more.
by Michael Major - Apr 26, 2022
ELVIS is an epic spectacle from filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) through the prism of his relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The soundtrack features Elvis’s body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences.
by Jared Fessler - Apr 21, 2022
Lyric Arts is putting on Smokey Joe's Cafe: The music of Leiber and stoller. Leiber and Stoller are two of the biggest songwriters in rock 'n' roll history and their songs provide the baseline for this electrifying musical revue of the songs the shaped the American soundscape in the 1950s. SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE MUSIC OF LEIBER AND STOLLER is the Grammy® Award-winning and Tony Award®-nominated musical that throws together show-stopping hits like On Broadway, Stand by Me, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Love Potion No. 9, Spanish Harlem, Yakety Yak and Charlie Brown, while celebrating the humor, passion, and heartbreak of everyday life.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
Theatre By The Sea owner and producer Bill Hanney have announced the opening of the box office for single tickets sales for the 2022 Summer Season. Find out how to purchase tickets to Theatre By The Sea's Monday Concerts and Events, the Children's Festival and new Children's Summer Fairy-Tale Musical Series, and any or all of the four fabulous musicals.
by Jason Davis - Apr 10, 2022
Whether you know all the songs of Leiber & Stoller or only a few, there is something for everyone in the Fulton Theatre's production of Smokey Joe's Cafe.

Hound Dog Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Hound Dog have there been?
Hound Dog has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2022.