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Smokey Joe's Cafe - 1995 - Broadway

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.


Virginia Theatre

(New York, NY)
245 W. 52nd St.


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 Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2021
After a 19-month pause, the TexARTS Professional Series welcomes audiences back with the opening of Honky Tonk Laundry written by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Jon Newton.
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 Melissa Giordano - Sep 23, 2021
If you want a high-energy show, Smokey Joe's Café is definitely for you. The musical revue, on Broadway from 1995-2000, highlights the music of songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The spectacle features their hit songs done back to back including 'Love Potion Number 9', 'Yakity Yak', 'Stand By Me' and 'Jailhouse Rock'. Believe me when I say that you will be dancing in your seat at some point.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021
BIRDLAND will present Amanda Green & Friends “Vaxxed AF!” on Monday, October 4 at 7:00 PM. Tony Award-nominated lyricist/composer and award-winning performer Amanda Green will be joined by some amazing Broadway friends, including Darius de Haas, Ann Harada, Lesli Margherita, Curtis Moore, Natalie Douglas, and Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021
Smokey Joe's Cafe has officially opened at the John W. Engeman Theater. Check out production photos below!
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 Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 2, 2021
Emily Skinner and J. Harrison Ghee stars as Matron 'Mama' Morton and Velma Kelly, respectively, in this new clip from The Muny's production of Chicago!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2021
Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre is set to reopen this fall after suspending operations for 18 months due to the worldwide COVID 19 Pandemic. The fall schedule includes the return of Mamma Mia! and the 30th annual production of A Christmas Carol, as well as concerts. The Subscription Musical Series originally scheduled for 2020 is now re-scheduled to the 2022 Season.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2021
Smokey Joe's Cafe officially opened at the John W. Engeman Theater and BroadwayWorld was there.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021
The highly anticipated lineup for the 2022 season will be announced later this fall and will include Sweeney Todd and Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present Robert Neary in “So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience” on October 12th, 2021 at 9:45pm. Broadway, TV & Film Star, Robert Neary, creates a one of a kind, cut above the rest, tribute to Neil Diamond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021
THE BLACK COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, an original musical by Michele R. Hampton, directed by Cate  Cammarata, with musical direction by Seth Weinstein, is scheduled for a limited run beginning late  September at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St. NY). 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021
The show has been rescheduled because the cast includes three children under the age of 12, who are currently ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
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 20, 2021
Off The Lane will host their 2nd Annual Empower Artists Gala on Monday November 8th at 7:30pm ET. The event will honor the late Ann Reinking's legacy through the launch of the Ann Reinking Scholarship Program, include the announcement of the inaugural year winner, as well as celebrate the successes of Off The Lane's Mentorship and BOOST Programs!
by Michael Major - Oct 14, 2021
The new dance floor track was co-written by MNEK, who has worked with H.E.R. and Dua Lipa, and Little Mix’s Jade Thirwell. Porter revealed that the song is inspired by his life and everything that he has gone through to get himself where he is.
by Sean Fallon - Oct 1, 2021
On Friday, October 1, 2021, I had the pleasure of returning to the ACT of CT in Ridgefield, CT, to see yet another amazing performance, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, a phenomenal show featuring the legendary music of songwriting team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who were the writers of many of the greatest rock n’ roll songs of the 1950s, songs that to this day remain among the greatest of all-time.  The excellent direction and choreography of Stephanie Pope Lofgren enhances the quality of this production starring an extremely talented cast the includes Albert Guerzon, Arnold Harper II, Avionce Hoyles, Jordan Fife Hunt, Keyonna Knight, Courtney Long, Kelly MacMillan, and Juson Williams.  Whether collaborating in full ensemble numbers, harmonizing in smaller groups, or performing solo, every cast member truly shines in this production, through singing and dancing.  They furthermore have excellent stage chemistry with each other, both in terms of their synchronized dancing and harmonized singing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021
Paper Mill has announced the return of its wildly popular Brookside Cabaret starting Wednesday, June 9. The outdoor series, which debuted last summer, features world-class performers and fine dining under the stars at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant.
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2021
The Doo Wop Project returns with two shows on Sunday, June 27 at 2pm and 5pm.  Seating will be socially distanced, outside at the tent next to The Playhouse. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
For 10 select weekends between June 4 and September 26, the sounds of music and memories will grace the Playhouse’s vintage patio. Seated at socially distanced tables of twos and fours, the patio comes alive seating 100 patrons for each of our four weekend performances — Fridays 5:00p, Saturdays 2:30 and 5:00p, and Sundays at 7:00p.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
Bringing You Broadway is a new non-profit organization where Broadway artists create unique performances for children with developmental disabilities. Join Bringing You Broadway for a very special benefit concert on May 26th at 7pm. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional shows for its reopening months.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
This Month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Performers include George Salazar and Joe Iconis, Shakina Nayfack, Lauren Marcus, Nicole Henry, Larry Owens, Beth Malone, Andrew Barth Feldman and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, June 8 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Dawn Derow, Jeremie Michael, Chuck Flowers, David LaMarr and Darnell White plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
by Alan Henry - Jun 3, 2021
he outdoor theatre will open at full capacity, utilizing each of its nearly 11,000 seats, including the 1,500 free seats offered nightly on a first come, first served basis.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
Learn about the theatre's upcoming performances, including concerts from Broadway talent, a Carole King tribute concert, and much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting and creative staff for Beehive: The ’60s Musical, concluding the theater’s 2020–2021 season of high-quality streaming productions, available only to season subscribers June 12–26.
by - Jun 17, 2021
The St Louis Muny is Proud to Announce Principal Casting for their 2021 Season - tickets are available at
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021
Today's top stories: West End's full reopening has been delayed, watch a trailer for tick, tick...BOOM! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 15, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with Guest Host Brenda Braxton and friends!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
Inspired by the late Randy Strawderman’s 1999 hit musical of the same name, Ella and Her Fella Frank invites you to a heavenly concert with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, played by Virginia Rep favorites Desirée Roots and Scott Wichmann.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2021
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz returned to Feinstein’s/54 Below, with a homecoming sequel to her solo concert debut in 2019, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz: Becoming Her: A Diva’s Tribute – PRIDE Edition.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present 54 Sings Olivia Rodrigo on September 4th and 11th at 9:45pm. Join Krystina Alabado, Jelani Remy, Danielle Wade, and more Broadway stars to celebrate the music of new pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2021
Check out photos from The Muny's production of the hit jukebox musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2021
ATP describes “Love Heals” as a poignant and inspiring celebration of our individual differences, our collective humanity, and the voices we can share to improve the world as we continue to try and come out on the other side of a tumultuous year. It is being held in conjunction with ATP's Broadway Summer Training Camp, where 11 Broadway professionals mentor local students.
by James Lindhorst - Jul 23, 2021
On Monday, July 26, 2021, the curtain goes up on The Muny’s 103rd Season with The Muny Premiere of the musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe sponsored by Ameren. With a set design inspired by St. Louis’ historic Gaslight Square, Smokey Joe’s Cafe features the music of Leiber and Stoller and was the longest running musical revue on Broadway. BroadwayWorld had the opportunity to sit down with company member Dee Roscioli to discuss her Muny debut.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 22, 2021
There are some people who just bring joy wherever they go. People who, just by the force of their personality, make things feel safe and kind and fun. Jelani Remy (Ain't Too Proud, The Lion King, Smokey Joe's Cafe) is just that sort of person, as he proved tonight in his solo show THIS IS MY MOMENT at Feinstein's 54 Below. Although his show started as something rather autobiographical, about halfway through he discarded the device and just sang songs that were joyful and that showcased his marvelous, rangy voice.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
Ballet Tech, which each year introduces hundreds of New York City public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance, today announced Dionne D. Figgins as its new Artistic Director. Figgins begins leading the organization on August 1, in time for the return of school in fall.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
Co-Creative Directors Alison Solomon (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Beautiful the Carole King Musical) and Shavey Brown (My Fair Lady, Smokey Joe's Cafe) have curated an evening that celebrates the reopening of theater in NYC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Prior to resuming his starring role of Eddie Kendricks in the Tony Award® winning production of Ain’t Too Proud, Jelani Remy will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below with a solo show on July 21 & 27 at 9:45 PM. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
The Muny announced today that Broadway’s Dee Roscioli will complete the cast of the theatre’s 103rd season opener, Smokey Joe’s Cafe. The design and production team for the Muny premiere was also announced. Smokey Joe’s Cafe runs July 26 – Aug. 1.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2021
Good Theater will return to the St. Lawrence stage with a season of new works, recent Broadway hits, and the long-awaited Maine premiere of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical DESPERATE MEASURES, a production which has been on-hold since 2020, when its run was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2021
Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.