The greatest music not only entertains, but heals and has at its core the potential for social transformation. The longest running musical revue in Broadway history, Smokey Joe’s Café, written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, fulfills these three roles. I’m honored to work on a show that is as powerful as it is popular.

Classic songs like Yakety Yak and Charlie Brown remind us of our teenage years when most of us wanted to rebel against our parents in some way or play the class clown. “Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” the song says. Other songs like Kansas City, Love Me, There Goes My Baby and Spanish Harlem are songs that celebrate our search and desire for love. Read More