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Smokey Joe's Café (1995)

Compositeur: Jerry Leiber • Mike Stoller

Parolier: Jerry Leiber • Mike Stoller

Librettiste: *** Revue

Généralités: Histoire, thèmes et particularités

Résumé

The songs of Leiber And Stoller are presented in various combinations with no dialogue in this musical revue style dance and song celebration of Rock & Roll.

Particularités

1 Smokey Joe's Café peut-être considéré comme un Top musical

2 Smokey Joe's Café peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de

 

Historique du musical

Génèse du musical

Smokey Joe's Cafe 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. The musical had its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles where it ran from November 1994 to January 22, 1995.

The revue opened on Broadway on March 2, 1995 at the Virginia Theatre and closed on January 16, 2000 after 2,036 performances. Directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Joey McKneely, the nine person cast featured Ken Ard, Brenda Braxton, Victor Trent Cook, B. J. Crosby, and DeLee Lively. Throughout its run, there were special appearances by many popular singers, including Pam Tillis (April 1999), Gladys Knight (May 1999), Tony Orlando (June 1999), Lou Rawls (April 1999), Gloria Gaynor (August 1999) and Rick Springfield (October 1999). Gladys Knight also appeared in the tour when it played Boston in February 2000. The final performance was filmed and later released on DVD in 2001.

It premiered in the West End at the Prince of Wales Theatre on October 1, 1996 and ran through January 1, 1997. Zaks directed and McKneely choreographed, with some of the Broadway cast (Cook, Lively and Crosby) repeating their roles.

 

Détails

Liste des chansons

Lyrics and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (unless otherwise noted)

Act I
Neighborhood (Music and Lyrics By John Sembello, Ralph Dino, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Young Blood (Music and Lyrics By Doc Pomus, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Falling
Ruby Baby
Dance With Me (Music and Lyrics By Louis Lebish, George Treadwell, Irv Nathan, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Neighborhood (Reprise) (Music and Lyrics By John Sembello, Ralph Dino, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Keep On Rollin'
Searchin'
Kansas City
Trouble
Love Me / Don't
Fools Fall In Love
Poison Ivy
Don Juan
Shoppin' for Clothes (Music and Lyrics By Kent Harris, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
I Keep Forgettin'
On Broadway (Music and Lyrics By Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
D.W. Washburn
Saved

Act II
Baby That Is Rock & Roll
Yakety Yak
Charlie Brown
Stay a While
Pearl's a Singer (Music and Lyrics By John Sembello, Ralph Dino, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Teach Me How to Shimmy
You're the Boss
Loving You
Treat Me Nice
Hound Dog
Little Egypt
I'm a Woman
There Goes My Baby (Music and Lyrics By Benjamin Earl Nelson, Lover Patterson, George Treadwell, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Love Potion #9
Some Cats Know
Jailhouse Rock
Fools Fall In Love(Reprise)
Spanish Harlem (Music and Lyrics By Phil Spector and Jerry Leiber)
I (Who Have Nothing) (Music and Lyrics By Carlo Donida, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
Stand by Me (Music and Lyrics By Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller)
That Is Rock & Roll

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Quelques remarques

Tony Award Nominations
Best Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Victor Trent Cook
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Brenda Braxton
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - B.J. Crosby
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - DeLee Lively
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical

1996 Grammy Award Nominations
winnerBest Musical Show Album

 

Versions du musical

Versions majeures de Smokey Joe's Café

Version 1

Smokey Joe's Café (1995-03-Virginia Theatre-Broadway) (Original)
Durée : 4 ans 10 mois 3 semaines
Nombre : 25 previews - 2036 représentations
Première Preview : jeudi 09 février 1995
Première : jeudi 02 mars 1995
Dernière : dimanche 16 janvier 2000
Mise en scène : Jerry Zaks
Chorégraphie : Joey McKneely
Avec : Ken Ard, Adrian Bailey, Brenda Braxton, Victor Trent Cook, B. J. Crosby, Pattie Darcy Jones, DeLee Lively, Frederick B. Owens, Michael Park, Louis St. Louis
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Version 2

Smokey Joe's Café (1996-10-Prince of Wales Theatre-Broadway) (Original London)
Durée : 1 an 11 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 813 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 15 octobre 1996
Première : mercredi 23 octobre 1996
Dernière : samedi 03 octobre 1998
Mise en scène : Jerry Zaks
Chorégraphie : Joey McKneely
Avec : Victor Trent Cook, BJ Cosby, DeLee Lively, Deb Lyons, Stephanie Pope, Devin Richards, Robert Torti, Alton White and Harrison White.
Commentaires :
A straightforward compilation show of 39 numbers sung and danced by a cast of six black and three white performers, and a seven-piece band. There was no attempt to tell a story or create a plot – just two hours devoted to the music of Leiber & Stoller. A huge hit on Broadway, it was also highly praised when the all-American cast transferred to the West End, and managed a run of nearly two years. The highlight of the show was DeLee Lively in the number “Teach Me How to Shimmy”
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Version 3

Smokey Joe's Café (2005-12-Bridewell Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 08 décembre 2005
Première : jeudi 08 décembre 2005
Dernière : samedi 17 décembre 2005
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie :
Avec :
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Version 4

Smokey Joe's Café (2010-07-Landor Theatre-London) (Revival)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 13 juillet 2010
Première : mardi 20 juillet 2010
Dernière : dimanche 12 septembre 2010
Mise en scène : Mykal Rand
Chorégraphie : Mykal Rand
Avec : Steph Fearon, Kym Mazelle, Marc Akinfolarin, Miguel Angel, Edward Baruwa, Simon Hardwick, Ngo Ngola, Philippa Stefani, Yaa.
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