The show will return to New York for a summer Off-Broadway run after playing at Ogunquit Playhouse.
Broadway’s longest-running musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café will return to the New York stage this summer. The revival, from the show’s original producers Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel, will play Off-Broadway’s Stage 42 beginning July 6. Opening night is set for July 22.
Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse directs and choreographs the production, which first plays Maine’s Ogunquit Playhouse May 16–June 9.
The cast features Dwayne Cooper (Motown, Hairspray), Emma Degerstedt (Desperate Measures Off-Broadway), John Edwards (Jersey Boys), Dionne D. Figgins (Hot Feet, Memphis), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton Off-Broadway), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jelani Remy (Disney’s The Lion King), Max Sangerman (Blue Man Group Off-Broadway), and Alysha Umphress (On The Town, American Idiot).
Flip through photos of the production below:
First Look at Smokey Joe’s Café at Ogunquit Playhouse
The prolific producer, along with frequent collaborator Neil Meron, was behind such musical-driven projects as Smash, NBC’s live musicals, and the Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.