Smokey Joe's Cafe is Broadway's longest running revue, playing from 1995-2000. In a similar move as Avenue Q and Jersey Boys, producers put up a new production Off-Broadway so that new audiences can continue to discover the show...and, even better, at Off-Broadway prices!
This 2018 production was developed around its specific cast members, which include a lot of Broadway favorites: Jelani Remy who just finished up as Simba in The Lion King (nbd), On The Town's Alysha Umphress, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz from Spamilton, and more.
Photos: Joan Marcus, Gary Ng, and Julia Russell
The show includes ALL. THE. HITS. including songs from Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters: “Stand by Me,” “I'm a Woman," “Hound Dog," “Fools Fall In Love,” "On Broadway," “Yakety Yak," "Pearl's a Singer," "Treat Me Nice," "There Goes My Baby," "Love Potion #9," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Spanish Harlem.” Check out this commercial from YouTube to get a feel for the show:
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