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Theatre Information

Stage 42 (New York, NY)
422 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th)

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes

Preview schedule varies. Please check official website for up-to-date information.
After July 22:
Mondays: 7:00pm
Tuesdays: 7:00pm
Thursdays: 7:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm and 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm and 7:30pm

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An all-new incarnation of the record-breaking Broadway hit returns to NYC!

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated smash, made history as Broadway's longest-running musical revue. Featuring 36 of the greatest songs of the past century, including showstopping classics like "On Broadway," "Stand by Me," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Love Potion No. 9," "Spanish Harlem," "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown," it celebrates the music of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

Featuring a wide-ranging catalog that celebrates the humor, passion, and heartbreak of everyday life, this classic show now returns to NYC to thrill a new generation of theatergoers with its enduring themes and searing emotions.

Directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Joshua Bergasse, whose credits include Broadway's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and On the Town, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" and NBC's "Smash."


Alysha Umphress Responds to NY Times Journalist's Alleged Body ShamingAlysha Umphress Responds to NY Times Journalist's Alleged Body Shaming
by Julie Musbach - July 23, 2018

Alysha Umphress is one of Broadway's most sparkling talents, currently starring in Smokey Joe's Cafe Off-Broadway. Despite Umphress's talents and a general positive reaction to the show, New York Times critic Laura Collins-Hughes made a comment in her review about the actress's weight, and the Twitter-verse is calling it out as body shaming. The review reads: (more...)

BWW Review: Joshua Bergasse Creates a Sensational New Style For the Leiber and Stoller Smash SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEBWW Review: Joshua Bergasse Creates a Sensational New Style For the Leiber and Stoller Smash SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Michael Dale - July 23, 2018

When the smash hit revue Smokey Joe's Cafe, celebrating the pop classics of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, opened on Broadway in 1995, director Jerry Zaks staged each beloved number with snazzy show-biz slickness and glitz, suggesting the ways they might have been performed by the artists who introduced them when in concert or on television variety shows. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - July 23, 2018

The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opened last night, Sunday, July 22. The vibrant nine-member ensemble led by director choreographer Joshua Bergasse brings 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.' (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE?Review Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE?
by Review Roundups - July 23, 2018

The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opened on Sunday, July 22. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Announces Digital Rush and Ticket LotterySMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Announces Digital Rush and Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - July 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. (more...)

BWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak PeekBWW TV: Yakety Yak, SMOKEY JOE's Is Back! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek
by TV - Press Previews - July 1, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Meets the Press at Feinstein's/54 Below!Photo Coverage: The Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Meets the Press at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - June 27, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22. (more...)

BWW TV: The Neon Lights Are Bright Off-Broadway! Watch Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE!BWW TV: The Neon Lights Are Bright Off-Broadway! Watch Sneak Peek of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 27, 2018

They say the neon lights are birght off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, begins preview performances on Friday, July 6 and officially opens on Sunday, July 22. (more...)

Video: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEVideo: Mike Stoller Chats About The Return Of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - June 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. (more...)

Review Roundup: Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEReview 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. (more...)

VIDEO: Mike Stoller Appears at Opening Night of Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEVIDEO: 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. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Ogunquit's Off-Broadway Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEVIDEO: 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. (more...)