Read Reviews for Smokey Joe’s Cafe Off-Broadway

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Directed and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, the Tony-nominated revue officially opened July 22.
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Emma Degerstedt, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Dionne D. Figgins, and Alysha Umphress Joan Marcus

The Tony-nominated and Grammy Award-winning musical revue Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller officially opened at Stage 42 July 22 after beginning previews July 6.

The Off Broadway production stars 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).

Emmy winner Joshua Bergasse directs and choreographs the hit revue, which is scheduled to run until January 6, 2019.

Here’s a look at critics’ reviews. Playbill will continue to update with reviews as they are published.

Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Theatre Guide (Donna Herman)

New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)

Time Out New York (Raven Snook)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

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