May 28, 2014
Spring! Theatre! In Nyack, Rockland and North Jersey
If you feel like there's already enough drama in your life, here's a chance to add some singing and dancing to it, too.
Theatre Review: 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' at Arena Stage
When Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller met in Los Angeles in 1950, the two teenagers could never have imagined that they'd co-write dozens of songs that not only would be chart-topping hits, but would become part of Americana.
The George Towner
'Smokey Joe's Caf ' Makes Old New Again
Kara-Tameika Watkins, Nova Y. Payton, E. Faye Butler and Ashley Blair Fitzgerald in Smokey Joe's CafA©-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater April 25-Ju Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith called the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller the soundtrack of a generation, the songbook of our ... (more)
BWW Reviews: Arena Stage Offers Up Crowd Pleasing Smokey Joe's Cafe
There's a lot to like in Arena Stage 's production of Smokey Joe's Caf, featuring known and lesser known songs about love, human connection, and more by the dynamic songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller .
The Washington Post
a Smokey Joea s Caf a is energetic fun, if light on substance
The hits are all-timers like "Hound Dog," "Stand By Me" and "Love Potion #9," yet longtime Arena watchers may question whether this national flagship theater really ought to be shaking its fringe and exercising its muscles chewing such soft bubble gum.