Smokey Joe’s Cafe
August 8, 2012
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Directed by Terry Martin.
Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock n’ roll, and their songs provide the basis for a musical that illuminates the golden age of American culture. In an idealized 50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with slices-of-life emotions featuring some of the greatest songs ever recorded. These songs include “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Yakety Yak.” Smokey Joe's Café was conceived by Stephen Helper, Jack Viertel, and Otis Sallid. Presented in a revue format with no unifying theme, it showcases 39 songs, sung by members of the cast in various combinations, with no dialogue.
Smokey Joe’s Café is an ensemble musical that won a Grammy Award for Best Musical and was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
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