Smokey Joe's Cafe

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.

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Prince of Wales Theatre

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(Piccadilly Circus) Coventry Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts opens its season with the Ordway Original Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, which begins performances on Sept. 10 and runs through Sept. 22.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 10, 2019
Joshua Bergasse is in town making time for master class, discovering local talent and watching homemade flying contraptions dive into the Mississippi, as well as letting us in on a little secret that may or may not happen but is pretty fun to think about. Oh, and he choreographed and directed SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, too.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Executive Producer, Jeremy Handelman / Off The Leash Productions, LLC with Times Sq Productions, LLC will present an invite-only, industry presentation of Stephen Lloyd Helper's Up and Down, starring Mary Bacon (Broadway: Rock and Roll, Arcadia), Robert Creighton (Broadway: Disney's FROZEN. NYC: Cagney) and Isabella Rossellini (Film: Blue Velvet, Death Becomes Her). The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 West 43rd Street). 
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
Fans of last year's jukebox hit SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE will find their toes tapping again as STAGE DOOR PLAYERS brings the joyful music of Thomas "Fats" Waller to the stage for the next hit in their Sapphire Season of Celebration - AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019
The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 19 categories - and bestowed one special award - for the 34th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF. Beloved and celebrated entertainer, Wayne Brady, will emcee the ceremony.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
New Village Arts is excited to announce the final production of its eighteenth season: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. NVA's Director of Connectivity and Artistic Associate AJ Knox will direct, with music direction by Benjamin Goniea, and choreography by Kevin "Blax" Burroughs.
by Walter McBride - Mar 8, 2019
Just last night, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, fresh on the heels of starring in Spamilton and Smokey Joe's Cafe, made her Feinstein's/54 Below solo concert debut in Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute. Since she was a child, female vocalists have inspired Nicole to use her gifts as an artist on stage. She landed on American Idol as a finalist, won the grand prize on "The Wendy Williams Show" singing competition, and made such an impression singing on BET's Apollo Live that Gladys Knight personally invited her on tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, fresh on the heels of starring in Spamilton and Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo concert debut in Becoming Her: A Diva's Tribute-a musical salute to chart-topping divas, today, March 7 at 9:30pm (doors open at 8:45pm).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 11, 2019
SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE  at New Village Arts is a fantastic musical revue that celebrates the music of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that you don't want to miss! 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that "I Feel Pretty," the first single from Kyle Taylor Parker's upcoming debut album BROADWAY SOUL VOL. 1 is available now wherever music is sold digitally.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 28, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2019
Last night, June 26, following the performance of Be More Chill, Alysha Umphress (On the Town, Smokey Joe's Cafe) joined composer Joe Iconis on stage for a performance of his song 'Do You Wanna Ride?' Watch the performance below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Broadway's next generation comes to LA in A Little New Music's 20th concert of new musical theatre songs in The Sorting Room's 2019 Summer Series at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on June 26th at 7:00 pm. Kathy Deitch (B'way WICKED, FOOTLOOSE) will host. Multiple LA Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL) returns as music director, leading the ALNM band. Ticket availability is extremely limited, but there will be a waitlist. Scroll down for photos of the cast in rehearsal.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Composing team Douglas Lyons (Beautiful) and Ethan D. Pakchar's latest musical, Beau, will bow at The Adirondack Theatre Festival August 3-9th.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2019
The full list of 2020 Walk of Fame honorees was announced by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Selection Committee today, according to Variety. Chosen from hundreds of nominees during a selection meeting in June, the newest inductees are all top performers in television, live theater, radio and film. Among the honorees is Billy Porter, Tony-winning Broadway actor, who is now known for starring in the hit FX series, Pose.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
Broadway's next generation comes to LA with featured performances by Jonah Platt (B'way: WICKED, "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Live"), Olivier Award nominee April Nixon (B'way SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, TOMMY), and Carrie Manolakos (B'way: MAMMA MIA) in A Little New Music's 20th concert of new musical theatre songs in The Sorting Room's 2019 Summer Series at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on June 26th at 7:00 p.m.  Kathy Deitch (B'way WICKED, FOOTLOOSE) will host. Multiple LA Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours (THE TROUBLE WITH WORDS, MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL) returns as music director, leading the ALNM band.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents All Together Now:Celebrating Broadway's Best Group Numbers on July 15, 2019, at 9:30pm
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2019
Today's top stories: Patti LuPone in Company, tickets on sale for Freestyle Love Supreme, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Jelani Remy will take over the role of Eddie Kendricks in Ain't Too Proud beginning tomorrow, July 9. Jeremy Pope played his final performance on July 7.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
The cold never bothered Broadway anyway! Frozen is now playing at the historic St. James Theatre, where it opened on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and has been in the top 10 best-selling shows every week, establishing itself as the biggest musical hit of its season. Having grossed more than any new Broadway musical since Hamilton and set four St. James Theatre house records in less than a year, Frozen has been seen by nearly 1M people since its Denver pre-Broadway engagement. As the summer days heat up, we're cooling down by getting to know the current 2019 cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, is currently in its third record-smashing year at the Music Box Theatre. Following the success of the Broadway production, a national tour launched soon after, bringing the story across North America. A sit-down production made its way to Toronto earlier this year, and will be followed by a West End production set to debut in October 2019 at the Noel Coward Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Broadway Buskers has announced the schedule for their remaining summer street performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
This Monday, July 17th, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrated Broadway's best group numbers and ensemble moments!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents All Together Now:Celebrating Broadway's Best Group Numbers on July 15, 2019, at 9:30pm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's season-opener, Evita, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice, runs from September 4 - October 6, 2019. Tickets (starting at $35) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, TV's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Lea DeLaria (TV's Orange is the New Black), Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris (My Fair Lady), Tony nominee Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) and Teal Wicks (The Cher Show) have been added to the star-studded lineup of Broadway Backwards, the annual celebration of show tunes, love and the LGBTQ community.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
In honor of Stonewall's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz' 80th Anniversary, Not in Kansas Productions presents the world premiere of a new play by Randall David Cook; directed by 2x Tony-nominee, Joey McKneely; and featuring Jamison Stern: Toto Talks!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances begin on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
The Duluth Playhouse presents Leiber and Stoller's hit musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe, at the NorShor Theatre beginning September 19 through September 29, 2019. This production is directed by returning guest director, Michael Matthew Ferrell.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Composing team Douglas Lyons (Beautiful) and Ethan D. Pakchar's latest musical, Beau, opened on August 3rd at The Adirondack Theatre Festival; now running through August 9th. Directed by Michael Wilson (A Trip to Bountiful) the ATF company stars Matt Rodin and Jeb Brown (Beautiful), featuring Amelia Cormack (Kinky Boots Tour), Marlene Ginader (Once Tour), Olivia Griffin, Max Sangerman (Smokey Joe's Cafe), and Jeremy Sevelovitz (Chasing The Song).
by Linnae Medeiros - Aug 28, 2019
Bless our souls! The beloved Disney classic Hercules is getting a stage adaptation courtesy of The Public Theater! The production runs from August 31st to September 8th at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. To prepare you to go the distance with Hercules, Meg, Hades, and more, we're giving you our guide to Hercules, from the movie's history to a look at the cast including Jelani Alladin, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service for theater fans, is kicking off September with everyone dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock. Making its streaming premiere exclusively on BroadwayHD, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, an infectiously fun and riotous rock and roll time capsule of top 40 hits captured live-in-performance on Broadway will debut September 12 . Grammy Award winners Jerry Leiber and Michael Stoller wrote hit songs for great artists such a King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley, The Drifters, The Coasters and Peggy Lee. Subscribers can dance and sing-along to classics including: 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Love Potion #9,' 'Hound Dog', 'On Broadway', 'Stand By Me' and other favorites. If swiveling your hips to the music of Smokey Joe's Cafe has you wanting more, continue your musical journey through the 1950s with the Best Musical Tony Award-winning performance of Memphis, featuring Tony Award-nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, beginning September 26.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 5, 2019
What with all the creativity being expressed onstage at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre during the run of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys, it should come as no surprise that imaginations were just as active - and as fertile - backstage. Take for example, the creation of The Doo Wop Project, the six-member enclave of performers that was borne of offstage conversations and considerations among some cast members of the long-running show.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
Williams & Bartholick Theatricals is excited to announce their new cabaret series "Artists for Awareness" taking place at The Duplex. With some of New York City's finest performers, Artists for Awareness is a budding concert series that raises funds for charities including The Arthritis Foundation. Through the catalogs of favorite singers and scores of beloved musicals, they strive to bring attention to important causes through the power of music.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, welcomes 'Tootsie' star Julie Halston along with 'Torch Song' sensation Michael Urie to announce the nominees for the 2018-19 season today, April 23rd. Click here to watch live!
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Atlantis: A New Musical on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Previews will be on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment and BB Group production of WEST SIDE STORY has opened in Melbourne to rave reviews. This stunning production, currently playing at Arts Centre Melbourne, will then embark on an international tour giving this young, vibrant cast the opportunity of a lifetime as they tour to Wellington Opera House; then onto three German cities including the Musical Dome, Cologne; State Opera Berlin (Staatsoper Unter den Linden) and Semperoper, Dresden. The company then open on 16 August at Sydney Opera House and finish with tour to Canberra Theatre and Adelaide Festival Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Atlantis: A New Musical on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Previews will be on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Atlantis: A New Musical on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Previews will be on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, 2019.
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Atlantis: A New Musical on Friday, April 12, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, May 5, 2019. Previews will be on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019
After decades spent as the reigning Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor is announcing the release of her new gospel album, Testimony (June 7th). Recording for the first time in Nashville with Grammy-winning producers Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Blake Shelton) and Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney), Gaynor uplifts listeners with a carefully-chosen selection of classic hymns, self-penned songs, as well as a stirring cover of Bob Dylan's 'Man of Peace.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
New to Serenbe Playhouse, this immersive, brand new production will feature: Jacob S. Louchheim as Tateh (Operatic Baritone and Actor based in New York City known for his role in The Mile Long Opera and Sleepy Hollow at the Player's Theatre), Marcus Terrell Smith as Coalhouse Walker Jr. (The Book of Mormon National Tour, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe), and Nicole Vanessa-Ortiz as Sarah (Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Spamilton, Grand Prize Winner for Wendy William's Next Great Voice).