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The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE.

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(Northport, NY- August 2021) – The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE. Performances begin on Thursday, September 16 and run through Sunday, October 31, 2021.


The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, the Grammy® Award-winning and Tony Award®-nominated smash, made history as Broadway's longest-running musical revue. Featuring 40 of the greatest songs of the past century, including showstopping classics like "On Broadway," "Stand by Me," "Jailhouse Rock," "Hound Dog," "Love Potion No. 9,"

"Spanish Harlem," "Yakety Yak" and "Charlie Brown," it celebrates the music of the legendary songwriting duo, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Their generation-defining songs provided hit after hit for icons like Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, The Coasters, and The Drifters.

SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE is Directed & Choreographed by DEIDRE GOODWIN (Broadway: A Chorus Line, Chicago; TV/Film: “Chicago,” “Every Little Step,” “Ocean’s 8,”, “Chicago Med,” “Pose,” “30 Rock”).


The Creative Team includes: JARET LANDON (Musical Director), DAVID GOLDSTEIN (Scenic Design), DAVID WITHROW (Costume Design), JOHN BURKLAND (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), KRISTIE MOSCHETTA (Props Design), GAYLE SEAY, SCOTT WOJCIK and HOLLY BUCZEK of WOJCIK/SEAY CASTING (Casting Directors), LEILA SCANDAR (Production Stage Manager).


SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE is being produced for the John W. Engeman Theater by RICHARD DOLCE.


The cast of SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE features DEVINRÉ ADAMS as Ken (Tours: RENT 20th Anniversary), CHRISTOPHER BRASFIELD as Victor (National Tours: The Book of Mormon, Hairspray, Smokey Joe's Cafe 20th Anniversary Tour; Off Broadway: Choir Boy, Dear Edwina, The Columbine Project; Regional: Phoenix Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse,  Herb Strauss Theatre, Capital Theatre; TV/Film: “The Chica Show” on NBC), FRANCESCA FARRARI as Pattie (National Tour: A Night with Janis Joplin; NY/Regional: Ivoryton Playhouse, MUNY, Kennedy Center, 54 Below, Green Room 42), BRIAN MAURICE KINNARD as Fred (Broadway: Rocktopia; Regional: Big River, Memphis, Showboat, Annie, Full Monty, Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder), ALIA MUNSCH as DeLee (International: IHI Stagearound Tokyo; National Tour: Motown the Musical; Off-Broadway: Spandex the Musical; Regional: Denver Center for the Performing Arts), TASHEIM RAMSEY PACK as Adrian (Engeman Theater: Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.), MARS STORM RUCKER as Brenda (Broadway: TINA; TV/Film: “MAJOR”), JEFF SULLIVAN as Michael (National Tour: Finding Neverland; International Tour: Beauty and the Beast; Regional Tour: Phantom of the Opera; Regional: The Argyle Theatre, Highlands Playhouse; TV/Film:  “Hudson & Rex”) and KAI BRITTANI WHITE as B.J. (Regional: Generic Theater, Cumberland Theatre, Little Theatre of Virginia Beach, Greenbrier Resort, Disney Cruise Lines, Virginia Musical Theatre, Virginia State Company, Little Theatre of Norfolk).




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