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Smokey Joe's Cafe   
The songs of Leiber and Stoller

 
Virginia Theatre , (3/02/1995 - 1/16/2000)
First Preview:Feb 09, 1995 Total Previews:25
Opening Date:Mar 02, 1995   
Closing Date:Jan 16, 2000 Total Performances:2036

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Richard Frankel, Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Rick Steiner, Frederic H. Mayerson and Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director); Associate Producer: Marc Routh, Rhoda Mayerson and Thomas Glaser
Music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes; Music arranged by Louis St. Louis; Additional numbers by Phil Spector ("Spanish Harlem" with Jerry Leiber), Ben E. King ("Stand By Me" with Leiber & Stoller), Doc Pomus ("Young Blood" with Leiber & Stoller), Barry Mann ("On Broadway" with Leiber & Stoller), Cynthia Weil ("On Broadway" with Leiber & Stoller), Kent Harris ("Shoppin' for Clothes" with Leiber & Stoller), Ralph Dino ("Neighborhood," "Pearl's a Singer" with Leiber & Stoller), John Sembello ("Neighborhood," "Pearl's a Singer" with Leiber & Stoller), Carlo Donida ("I (Who Have Nothing)" with Leiber & Stoller), "Mogol" ("I (Who Have Nothing)" with Leiber & Stoller), Benjamin Earl Nelson ("There Goes My Baby" with Leiber & Stoller), Lover Patterson ("There Goes My Baby" with Leiber & Stoller), George Treadwell ("Dance With Me," "There Goes My Baby" w/Leiber & Stoller), Louis Lebish ("Dance With Me" with Leiber & Stoller) and Irv Nathan ("Dance with Me" with Leiber & Stoller)
Directed by Jerry Zaks; Assistant Director: Lori Steinberg; Musical Staging by Joey McKneely; Assistant Choreographer: Lori Werner; Conceived by Stephen Helper and Jack Viertel; Co - Conceived by Otis Sallid; Additional musical staging by Otis Sallid
Scenic Design by Heidi Landesman; Assistant Scenic Design: Joel Reynolds and David C. Paulin; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Associate Scenic Design: Mariah Hale; Assistant to the Designer: Kandra Jahoda; Lighting Design by Timothy Hunter; Assistant Lighting Design: Laura Manteuffel; Assistant Lighting Design / Moving Lights: Olivier Ilisca; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Brian Ronan; Assistant Sound Design: Jason Kruegar; Hair Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer
General Manager: Richard Frankel Productions; Company Manager: Laura Green; Associate Co. Mgr: Nina Essman
Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler; Production Stage Manager: Kenneth Hanson; Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Stage Manager: Maximo Torres; Assistant Stage Mgr: Mary MacLeod
Conducted by Louis St. Louis; Associate Conductor: David Keyes; Piano: Louis St. Louis; Synthesizer: David Keyes; Bass: Frank Canino; Drums: Brian Brake; Saxophones: Chris Eminizer; Guitars: Drew Zingg; Percussion: Frank Pagano; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Piano by Steinway & Sons
Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Casting: Peter Wise & Associates; Dance Captain: Mary MacLeod; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: Tanya Grubich and Scott Walton; Marketing: Leanne Schanzer Promotions
Cast
Ken Ard Performer
Adrian Bailey Performer
Brenda Braxton Performer
Victor Trent Cook Performer
B.J. Crosby Performer
Pattie Darcy Jones Performer
DeLee Lively Performer
Frederick B. Owens Performer
Michael Park
Broadway debut
Performer
Standbys: Bobby Daye (Performer), Kevyn Morrow (Performer), April Nixon (Performer) and Monica Pege (Performer)
Tony Award®
 1995 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Richard Frankel, Thomas Viertel, Steven Baruch, Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Rick Steiner, Frederic H. Mayerson and Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director)
 1995 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Victor Trent Cook
 1995 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Brenda Braxton
 1995 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
B.J. Crosby
 1995 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
DeLee Lively
 1995 Best Choreography [nominee]
Joey McKneely
 1995 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Jerry Zaks
music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1
Neighborhood
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ralph Dino; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ralph Dino)
Young Blood
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Doc Pomus; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Doc Pomus)
Falling
Ruby Baby
Dance With Me
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Louis Lebish, George Treadwell and Irv Nathan; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Louis Lebish, George Treadwell and Irv Nathan)
Neighborhood (Reprise)
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ralph Dino; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ralph Dino)
Keep On Rollin'
Searchin'
Kansas City
Trouble
Love Me / Don't
Fools Fall in Love
Poison Ivy
Don Juan
Shoppin' for Clothes
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Kent Harris; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Kent Harris)
I Keep Forgettin'
On Broadway
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)
D.W. Washburn
Saved
ACT 2
That is Rock & Roll
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Stay a While
Pearl's a Singer
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ralph Dino and John Sembello; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ralph Dino and John Sembello)
Teach me How to Shimmy
You're the Boss
Smokey Joe's Cafe
Loving You
Treat Me Nice
Hound Dog
Little Egypt
I'm a Woman
There Goes My Baby
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Benjamin Earl Nelson, Lover Patterson and George Treadwell; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Benjamin Earl Nelson, Lover Patterson and George Treadwell)
Love Potion #9
Some Cats Know
Jailhouse Rock
Fools Fall in Love
Spanish Harlem
(music by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector)
I (Who Have Nothing)
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Carlo Donida; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Carlo Donida)
Neighborhood (Reprise)
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ralph Dino; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ralph Dino)
Stand By Me
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King)
That Is Rock & Roll