Smokey Joes Cafe brings down the house

Ordway 9/16/19

The doors are open at Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, and this Ordway Original will take you back in time! Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated smash, made history as Broadway’s longest-running musical revue. Get your sneak peek with our curated collection of behind-the-scenes content, and find out how this rock and roll revue has been bringing down the house!

In the News

Off-Broadway Star Shavey Brown Tells About “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at the Ordway, Lavender Magazine

Interview with Choreographer Josh Bergasse, Broadway World

Photo Flash, Broadway World

‘Smokey Joe’s Café’ pays tribute to rhythm and blues, Insight News

Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe performs at the Minnesota State Fair, WCCO

Interview with Josh Bergasse and Alison Solomon, KSTP

’90s musical ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ rises again at St Paul’s Ordway Center, Star Tribune

It’s just as fun as you think it will be, Minnesota Playlist

“Fabulous singing and dancing” – Talkin’ Broadway


Smokey Joe’s Cafe Sizzle Reel

“Searching” Rehearsal clip

“Jailhouse Rock” and “I’m a Woman” rehearsal clip

Rehearsal Photo Album

Dress Rehearsal Photo Album

The Songs of Leiber and Stoller

“Rajané Katurah bringing the house down”  – Cherry and Spoon


Smokey Joe’s Cafe at the Ordway Center, Cherry and Spoon

Review of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Play Off the Page

Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Talkin’ Broadway

Huge helpings of tunes drenched in nostalgia gravy on the menu, Pioneer Press

Retro hit parade in Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Twin Cities Arts Reader

Musical Genius of Leiber & Stoller Shines in ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ at the Ordway, Twin Cities Jewfolk

‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ is a visual playlist, MinnPost


“A slice of heaven.” – Play off the Page

Smokey Joe’s Cafe runs until September 22 in the Ordway Music Theater. Tickets are available online or by phone at 651.224.4222.

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