Smokey Joe's Cafe


The songs of Leiber and Stoller


Virginia Theatre, (3/02/1995 - 1/16/2000)

First Preview: Feb 09, 1995
Opening Date: Mar 02, 1995
Closing Date: Jan 16, 2000
Total Previews: 25
Total Performances: 2036

Category: Musical, Revue, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Directed by Jerry Zaks; Musical Staging by Joey McKneely; Conceived by Stephen Helper and Jack Viertel; Co - Conceived by Otis Sallid; Additional musical staging by Otis Sallid

Scenic Design by Heidi Landesman; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Associate Scenic Design: Mariah Hale; Lighting Design by Timothy Hunter; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Brian Ronan; 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

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

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; Photographer: Jay Thompson, Joan Marcus and Craig Schwartz

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Opening Night Cast

Ken ArdPerformer
Adrian BaileyPerformer
Brenda BraxtonPerformer
Victor Trent CookPerformer
B.J. CrosbyPerformer
Pattie Darcy JonesPerformer
DeLee LivelyPerformer
Frederick B. OwensPerformer
Michael ParkPerformer

Standby: Bobby Daye (Performer), Kevyn Morrow (Performer), April Nixon (Performer) and Monica Pege (Performer)

Awards and Nominations

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

Songs

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
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Ruby Baby
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
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'
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Searchin'
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Kansas City
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Trouble
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Love Me / Don't
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Fools Fall in Love
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Poison Ivy
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Don Juan
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Shoppin' for Clothes
(music by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Kent Harris; lyrics by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Kent Harris )
I Keep Forgettin'
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
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
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Saved
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
ACT 2
That is Rock & Roll
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Yakety Yak
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Charlie Brown
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Stay a While
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
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
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
You're the Boss
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Smokey Joe's Cafe
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Loving You
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Treat Me Nice
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Hound Dog
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Little Egypt
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
I'm a Woman
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
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
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Some Cats Know
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Jailhouse Rock
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
Fools Fall in Love
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )
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
(music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; lyrics by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller )

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Virginia Theatre

(3/2/1995 - 1/16/2000)
Company Manager: Jessica R. Jenen, Kathy Lowe.

Production Stage Manager: Ira Mont(Jun 28, 1999 - Jan 16, 2000); Assistant Stage Mgr: Brian Meister, Lisa Dawn Cave; Stage Manager: Lisa Dawn Cave.

Dance Captain: Lisa Dawn Cave.

Cast

James Beeks
Performer
Matt Bogart
Performer
Terri Dixon
Performer
Lesley Gore
Guest Star
Colleen Hawks
Performer
D'Atra Hicks
Performer
Ben E. King
Guest Star (Dec 15, 1998 - Dec 27, 1998)
Gladys Knight
Guest Star
Deb Lyons
Performer (? - Jan 16, 2000)
Robert Neary
Performer
Tony Orlando
Guest Star
Destan Owens
Performer
Billy Porter
Performer
Lou Rawls
Guest Star
Natasha Rennalls
Performer
Devin Richards
Performer
Rick Springfield
Guest Star
Jerry Tellier
Performer
Pam Tillis
Guest Star


Standbys: David Bedella (Performer), Michael-Demby Cain (Performer), Felicia Finley (Performer), Stacy Francis (Performer), Cee-Cee Harshaw (Performer), D'Atra Hicks (Performer), Ramona Keller (Performer), J. C. Montgomery (Performer), Paige Price (Performer), Natasha Rennalls (Performer), Devin Richards (Performer), Peggy Taphorn Understudy for Brenda Braxton and DeLee Lively (Performer), Carla Renata Williams (Performer), Virginia Ann Woodruff (Performer).


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