Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical theatrical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll, rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards. The Original Broadway cast soundtrack, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller won a Grammy award in 1995.
Smokey Joe's Cafe made its theatrical debut in 1994 in Los Angeles. The show opened on Broadway on March 2, 1995 at the Virginia Theatre. The first London production was in 1996 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
The New York production closed on January 16, 2000 after 2,036 performances, making Smokey Joe's Cafe the longest running musical revue in Broadway history. The final performance was filmed, and released on DVD in 2001
Throughout its run, the cast included special appearances by a variety of popular recording artists, including Gladys Knight, Gloria Gaynor and Rick Springfield.
As of July 2006, this musical is still being produced by professional and amateur theatrical companies throughout the world.