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Get Ready for the cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe to Amaze

Get Ready for the cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe to Amaze

Broadway’s longest-running musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café returns to the New York stage this summer. The revival, from the show’s original producers Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel, will play Off-Broadway at Stage 42, beginning July 6th with an official opening night July 22nd.

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Alysha Umphress,  Dionne D. Figgins, Emma Degerstedt

Nicole Vanessa Ortiz, Alysha Umphress, Dionne D. Figgins, Emma Degerstedt

The cast features 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).

Joshua Bergasse, Smokey Joe's Cafe

The cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe with Joshua Bergasse

Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse directs and choreographs the production, which first played Maine’s Ogunquit Playhouse.

John Edwards, Dwayne Cooper, Jelani Remy, Max Sangerman, Kyle Taylor Parker

John Edwards, Dwayne Cooper, Jelani Remy, Max Sangerman, Kyle Taylor Parker

With 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,” get ready to feel the vibe.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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