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Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (2002)

A musical revue made up of legendary song-writing duo, Leiber and Stoller's best-known songs.


Don Roy King


Otis Sallid (stage musical)




Credited cast:
Ken Ard Ken Ard ... Himself
Adrian Bailey Adrian Bailey ... Himself
Matt Bogart ... Himself
Brenda Braxton ... Herself
Victor Trent Cook Victor Trent Cook ... Himself
B.J. Crosby B.J. Crosby ... Herself
DeLee Lively DeLee Lively ... Herself
Deb Lyons Deb Lyons ... Herself
Frederick B. Owens Frederick B. Owens ... Himself
Rachel Tyler Rachel Tyler ... Brenda / Delee / Patti (as Rachel Hale)
Virginia Woodruff Virginia Woodruff


Smokey Joe's Cafe, Broadway's longest-running musical revue, highlights the best songs by the legendary song-writing duo, Leiber and Stoller. Included numbers are "Neighborhood", "Fools Fall In Love", "Yakety Yak", "Charlie Brown", "Jailhouse Rock", "Hound Dog", "Love Potion #9" and "Stand By Me". Written by John Deschene <beyond_the_lake@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

31 December 2002 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Smokey Joe's Cafe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original Broadway production of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" opened at the Virginia Theater in New York on March 2, 1995, ran for 2036 performances and was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for the Best Musical. Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey, Brenda Braxton, Victor Trent Cook, B.J. Crosby, DeLee Lively and Frederick B. Owens recreated their stage roles in the filmed production. Victor Trent Coo was nominated for the 1995 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. Brenda Braxton, B.J. Crosby and DeLee Lively received nominations for the 1995 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. See more »

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27 March 2004 | by dave8436See all my reviews

I saw this in NYC right after it opened, a touring production a few years back and more recently, saw it in an intimate dinner theater cafe setting and all productions were great. This is the type of show that grows on you. You never get tired of hearing the songs if the production is good. The HBO production of the last show at the Virginia Theater was well produced and I enjoyed it very much. Deb Lyons was the only non-original cast member and I though she had the best voice. Her rendition of "Don't" with Ken Ard was a show stopper. Brenda Braxton was spot on as the sultry black woman as was DeLee Lively as the blonde chick. Does she ever stop moving? The others were adequate with the exception af Matt Bogart as the token white guy. I guess it was no coincidence that he had the fewest solos. Kind of reminds me of a play on the "Chorus Line" tune, Looks 10, Voice 2.

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