Original producers Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel have announced that Broadway’s longest running musical revue, the multi-award winning Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, will make a long-awaited return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine’s Ogunquit Playhouse from 16 May to 9 June, 2018.
The all-new incarnation of the record breaking Broadway hit (originally conceived by Jack Viertel) will begin previews at New York’s Stage 42 on 6 July, 2018, with an opening night set for 22 July. Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse will direct and choreograph the production.
The creative team will include: Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), and Sonny Paladino (music director).
The Grammy Award winning and Tony Award nominated Smokey Joe’s Cafe celebrates the best songs of the legendary song writing duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters.
The revue features 30 show-stopping tunes including the likes of “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Spanish Harlem,” and “Stand by Me.”
Tickets will go on sale on Monday 12 March through telecharge.com and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced.
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