SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
MAY 16 - JUN 9
The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be collaborating with the show’s original producing team on an all-new incarnation of the record breaking Broadway hit Smokey Joe’s Cafe, which heads to New York City following its Ogunquit run. The Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated smash made history as Broadway’s longest running musical revue and celebrates the best songs of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs climbed the Billboard charts and provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters. With themes of love won, lost and imagined, their songs touched global audiences with wit and slice-of-life emotions. Audiences will be treated to more than 30 show stopping tunes including classics like “On Broadway,” “Yakety Yak,” “Charlie Brown,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion #9,” and “Spanish Harlem." The show will be directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Josh 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."
Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.
Content Advisory: Recommended for ages 10 and up for mild adult situations. (There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level.) Please be aware that Smokey Joe's Cafe contains tobacco free cigarette smoking, strobe effects, and will use haze.