Smokey Joe's Cafe

Name: Stage 42
Address: 422 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Details
First performance date: July 6, 2018
Opening date: July 22, 2018
Links: Official Website

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Production Description
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 36 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.”
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Stage 42 Producer
Steven Baruch Producer
Richard Frankel Producer
Marc Routh Producer
Tom Viertel Producer
Sharon Azrieli Co-Producer
Riki Kane Larimer Co-Producer
Marvin Rosen Co-Producer
Stephen and Paula Reynolds Co-Producer
Willette Klausner/Jerry Katell Co-Producer
Sony/ATV Music Publishing, LLC by special arrangement
Kay Foster Associate Producer
Judith Manocherian LLC Associate Producer
Jennifer Ashley Tepper Associate Producer
The Deep End Productions1 Associate Producer
Lucille Werlinich Associate Producer
Stephen Lloyd Helper Conceiver
Jack Viertel Conceiver
Jerry Leiber Music
Mike Stoller Music
Jerry Leiber Book & Lyrics
Mike Stoller Book & Lyrics
Joshua Bergasse Director
Joshua Bergasse Choreographer
Alison Solomon Associate Choreographer
Beowulf Boritt Set Designer
Alejo Vietti Costume Designer
Jeff Croiter Lighting Designer
Peter Fitzgerald Sound Designer
Charles G. LaPointe Hair & Wig
Pamela Edington Production Stage Manager
Christopher Flores Stage Manager
Mary Duffe Technical Supervisor
Matt Oestreicher Conductor
Steve Margoshes Orchestrations
Sonny Paladino Orchestrations
Sonny Paladino Musical Supervision
John Miller Music Coordinator
Chapman Roberts Vocal Arrangements
Kaitlin Shaw2 Casting
Tara Rubin Casting Casting

1Credited as Cecelia Joyce Johnson/Deep End Productions.
2Credited as Kaitlin Shaw, CSA.

Actor Role
Dwayne Cooper ENSEMBLE
Emma Degerstedt ENSEMBLE
John Edwards ENSEMBLE
Dionne D. Figgins ENSEMBLE
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz ENSEMBLE
Kyle Taylor Parker ENSEMBLE
Jelani Remy ENSEMBLE
Max Sangerman ENSEMBLE
Alysha Umphress ENSEMBLE
Award Person / Company Function
1 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Director/Musical Production Joshua Bergasse Director
2 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Choreography Joshua Bergasse Choreographer
3 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Musical Director Matt Oestreicher Conductor
4 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Best Revival of a Musical Stage 42 Producer
5 NOMINATED 2018 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Choreography Joshua Bergasse Choreographer