On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, members of the press were treated to a sneak peek of the new cast from the musical Smokey Joe's Cafe.
Broadway's longest-running musical revue Smokey Joe's Café will return to the New York stage this summer 2018! Invited NY media were among the first to meet the cast and get a sneak peek at this revival.
The dynamic cast includes Dwayne Cooper (Motown the Musical), Dionne D. Figgins (Starz's "Power"), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Showtime at the Apollo and American Idol), Kyle Taylor Parker (NBC's “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert") and Jelani Remy ("Lion King the Musical").
Other attendees included: Director and choreographer Joshua Bergasse, and cast members Emma Degerstedt, John Edwards, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Max Sangerman and Alysha Umphress.
The event began with a taste of six songs that will be a part of the show followed by interviews with the cast. The Off-Broadway revival of SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER, which begins performances at Stage 42 on Friday, July 6 and opens on Sunday, July 22.