Smokey Joe's Cafe

Name: Stage 42
Address: 422 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Production Information
First performance date: July 6, 2018
Opening date: July 22, 2018
Closing date: November 4, 2018
External 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
Allison Mosier Sheff Assistant 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
Jared Rutherford Associate Scenic Designer
Jason Lajka Assistant Set Designer
David Hyman Associate Costume Designer
Coby Chasman-Beck Associate Lighting Designer
Kevin Heard Associate Sound Designer
Sammy Ledbetter Company Manager
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Alexandra Wolfe Assistant Company Manager
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
Yuka Tadano Bass
Eric Brown Drums
Sherrod Barnes Guitar
Doug Derryberry Guitar
Wilson Torres Percussion
Brandon Wright Reeds
Doug Derryberry Synthesizer
Matt Oestreicher Synthesizer
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 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical John Edwards Actor
2 NOMINATED 2019 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Alysha Umphress Actor
3 NOMINATED 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show Joshua Bergasse Choreographer
4 NOMINATED 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Emma Degerstedt Actor
5 NOMINATED 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Dionne D. Figgins Actor
6 NOMINATED 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off-Broadway Show Jelani Remy Actor
7 WON 2019 Chita Rivera Award, Outstanding Ensemble    
8 NOMINATED 2019 Drama League Award, Outstanding Revival of a Musical Jerry Leiber Music
      Mike Stoller Music
      Jerry Leiber Book & Lyrics
      Mike Stoller Book & Lyrics
      Joshua Bergasse Director
      Steven Baruch Producer
      Marc Routh Producer
      Richard Frankel Producer
      Tom Viertel Producer
      Stage 42 Producer
9 NOMINATED 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Revival of a Musical    
10 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Director/Musical Production Joshua Bergasse Director
11 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Choreography Joshua Bergasse Choreographer
12 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Outstanding Musical Director Matt Oestreicher Conductor
13 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Best Revival of a Musical Stage 42 Producer
14 NOMINATED 2018 Joe A. Callaway Award (SDCF), Excellence in Choreography Joshua Bergasse Choreographer