Smokey Joes Cafe set to Open the Ogunquit Playhouse – The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 86th season with the all-new incarnation of the sizzling song and dance celebration Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on stage May 16 to June 9. This exuberant production of the record breaking Broadway smash hit is directed and choreographed by Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Josh Bergasse who will bring new life to more than 30 classic songs including Stand by Me,I’m a Woman,Hound Dog,Fools Fall In Love,On Broadway,Yakety Yak,Pearl’s a Singer,Treat Me Nice,There Goes My Baby,Love Potion #9,Jailhouse Rock,and Spanish Harlem.The all-new production heads to Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, NYC) following its Ogunquit run.
We are thrilled to be partnering with the original producing team to create this fantastic show,stated Executive Artistic Director, Bradford Kenney. It has been our honor to work with Jack Viertel who conceived Smokey Joe’s Cafe with Stephen Helper and the New York producers, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, and Marc Routh, who have made this collaboration possible. It has also been our honor to bring this incredible creative team to Ogunquit led by Director/Choreographer Josh Bergasse and Tony Award-winning designers Beowulf Borwitt and Jeff Croiter as well as Costume Designer Alejo Vietti and Sound Designer Peter Fitzgerald.€
Individual tickets are on sale now with prices starting at $52. Subscription packages are also available and guarantee the best seats for the best price. Prices start at only $247 for a five-show package and $147 for a three-show package. Gift certificates are also on sale. Tickets are available online at www.ogunquitplayhouse.org and through the Box Office located at 142 Main Street, Ogunquit or 207-646-5511.