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Smokey Joe's Cafe - 1995 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Smokey Joe's Café is the hottest joint in town. This Tony Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a fast-paced nostalgic trip through 39 of rock-and-roll's greatest hits from "Stand by Me" and "Fools Fall in Love" to "Spanish Harlem" and "Yakety Yak." Award-winning Director Robert Barry Fleming returns to Center REP where he previously helmed such REP hits as Ain't Misbehavin', All Shook Up, and She Loves Me.

History:

Original Production
Run Type:Open Run
Market:Broadway
Previews: February 09, 1995
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Closing:January 16, 2000

Virginia Theatre

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Smokey Joe's Cafe Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Smokey Joe's Cafe been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Joey McKneely , Best Direction of a Musical for Jerry ZaksBest Lighting Design for Frederic H. Mayerson and Best Lighting Design for Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre/Gordon Davidson.

What other awards has Smokey Joe's Cafe been nominated for?
Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What awards has Smokey Joe's Cafe been nominated for?
Best Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What is the order of songs in Smokey Joe's Cafe and what's the order?
Neighborhood
Young Blood
Falling
Ruby Baby
Dance with Me
Keep On Rollin'
Searchin'
Kansas City
Trouble
Love Me
Don't
Fools Fall in Love
Poison Ivy
Don Juan
Shoppin' for Clothes
I Keep Forgettin'
On Broadway
D. W. Washburn
Baby, That Is Rock & Roll
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Stay a While
Pearl's a Singer
Teach Me How to Shimmy
You're the Boss
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Little Egypt
There Goes My Baby
Love Potion #9
Some Cats Know
Spanish Harlem
I (Who Have Nothing)
Stand By Me
Saved
Loving You
Treat Me Nice
Hound Dog
I'm a Woman
Jailhouse Rock

What productions of Smokey Joe's Cafe have there been?
Smokey Joe's Cafe has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1995, Broadway which opened in 1995, West End which opened in 1996 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.