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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 40 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.”

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  • Words and Music by

    Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • Music by arrangement with

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • Dwayne Cooper
  • Emma Degerstedt
  • John Edwards
  • Dionne D. Figgins
  • Nicole Vanessa Ortiz
  • Kyle Taylor Parker
  • Jelani Remy
  • Max Sangerman
  • Alysha Umphress
  • Shavey Brown


  • Antoinette Comer


  • Dan Domenech


  • Bronwyn Tarboton


  • Scenic Design

    Beowulf Boritt
  • Costume Design

    Alejo Vietti
  • Lighting Design

    Jeff Croiter
  • Sound Design

    Peter Fitzgerald
  • Hair and Wig Design

    Charles G. LaPointe
  • Orchestrations

    Sonny Paladino
    and Steve Margoshes
  • Original Vocal Arrangements

    Chapman Roberts
  • Music Coordinator

    John Miller
  • Conductor

    Matt Oestreicher
  • Original Concept

    Stephen Helper
    and Jack Viertel
  • Associate Choreographer

    Alison Solomon
  • Production Stage Manager

    Pamela Edington
  • Technical Supervisor

    Mary Duffe
  • Casting

    Tara Rubin Casting
    Kaitlin Shaw, CSA
  • Music Supervision and New Arrangements by

    Sonny Paladino
  • Directed and Choreographed by

    Joshua Bergasse
  • Producers

    Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel
  • Co-Producers

    Steve and Paula Reynolds, Marvin Rosen, Willette Klausner/Jerry Katell, Sharon Azrieli, Tom and Maren Hood, Riki Kane Larimer, Stephen Byrd & Alia Jones-Harvey
  • Associate Producers

    Kay Foster, Cecelia Joyce Johnson/Deep End Productions, Judith Manocherian LLC, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Lucille Werlinich


  • Jelani Remy, Shavey Brown, John Edwards and Dwayne Cooper. Photo: Joan Marcus

  • Emma Degerstedt with Jelani Remy, Shavey Brown, Dwayne Cooper and Max Sangerman. Photo: Joan Marcus

  • Dionne D. Figgins and Dwayne Cooper. Photo: Joan Marcus

  • Emma Degerstedt, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Dionne D. Figgins and Alysha Umphress. Photo: Joan Marcus

  • John Edwards, Jelani Remy, Dwayne Cooper and Kyle Taylor Parker. Photo: Julia Russell

  • Jelani Remy, Shavey Brown, John Edwards, Dwayne Cooper and Max Sangerman. Photo: Joan Marcus

  • Kyle Taylor Parker, Dwayne Cooper, John Edwards and Jelani Remy. Photo: Gary Ng


Listen to the Original Grammy®-Award Winning Broadway Cast Recording

Playing in the heart of Times Square at Stage 42

Select a performance to purchase a ticket






Stage 42422 W 42nd Street

For Groups of 10 or more, contact or 212.203.9980

Rush Tickets
$30 Rush tickets are available for that day’s performance when the box office opens subject to availability. There is a maximum of two tickets per person.

Additional Info
Recommended for ages 6+. People of all ages will enjoy the fast pace, high energy, and classic music.
Run time: 90 minutes.
Box office hours: 12pm – show time, 12pm-6pm on dark days. Box office opens June 25.

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Restaurant Partners

Our friends in the neighborhood are offering special deals for ticket holders.

  • West Bank Cafe
  • Chez Josephine
  • Hurley’s
  • Ollie's
  • The Palm West Side
  • 54 Below
  • Melba's
  • Spoonbread
  • Cove Lounge
  • Harlem Shake
  • Chocolat Restaurant & Bar

Parking Partners

  • GGMC Parking
  • Manhattan Parking Group

Shopping Partners

  • Athleta