Smokey Joe's Cafe played its final performance at Stage 42 on Sunday, November 4, 2018.
Smokey Joe's Cafe


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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  • 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