Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (2002)

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A musical revue made up of legendary song-writing duo, Leiber and Stoller's best-known songs.



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Credited cast:
Ken Ard ...
Adrian Bailey ...
Brenda Braxton ...
Victor Trent Cook ...
B.J. Crosby ...
DeLee Lively ...
Deb Lyons ...
Frederick B. Owens ...
Rachel Tyler ...
Brenda u.s / Delee u.s / Patti u.s (as Rachel Hale)
Virginia Woodruff


Smokey Joe's Cafe, Broadway's longest-running musical revue, highlights the best songs by the legendary song-writing duo, Leiber and Stoller. Included numbers are "Neighborhood", "Fools Fall In Love", "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", "Jailhouse Rock", "Hound Dog", "Love Potion #9" and "Stand By Me". Written by John Deschene <>

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31 December 2002 (Finland)  »

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The original Broadway production of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opened at the Virginia Theater in New York on March 2, 1995, ran for 2036 performances and was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey, Brenda Braxton, Victor Trent Cook, B.J. Crosby, DeLee Lively and Frederick B. Owens recreated their stage roles in the filmed production. Victor Trent Coo was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Brenda Braxton, B.J. Crosby and DeLee Lively received nominations for the 1995 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. See more »

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A Brash and Brassy Musical Salute to An Unsung Songwriting Team
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE was a dazzling and captivating musical revue comprised of songs by the team of Lieber and Stoller, who unknown to me prior to this show, composed a lot of Elvis Presley's biggest hits as well as some other Tin Pan Alley classics, whose origin had escaped me prior to this show. The version I saw of this show was, according to the announcer, the final performance of this show on Broadway so I did not see the original cast, but I was more than impressed nonetheless. No characters or dialogue...just singing and dancing, one spectacular number after another. Highlights for me included "Poison Ivy", "On Broadway", "DW Washburn", "W-0-M-A-N", "Hound Dog", "Jailhouse Rock", "You're the Boss", "Loving You" and topping it all was BJ Crosby's show-stopping rendition of "Say Hello to a Brand New Fool". This show is full of "I didn't know they wrote that!" moments that take you back to a different time and place in pop culture in general and musical culture in particular, when songwriters still wrote songs and singers really sang them. For musical theater fans, a joy from start to finish.

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