Smokey Joe just can’t stay away — and we love him for it.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” a tour of the Tony-nominated Broadway revue, is returning to Jazz Alley after a well-reviewed stop there last year. The jukebox musical features 39 popular rock and R&B songs — many from the songwriting team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Hits in the revue include “On Broadway,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Stand By Me,” “Spanish Harlem,” “Love Potion #9” and “I’m a Woman.” On Broadway from 1995 to 2000, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” is the longest-running musical revue in Broadway history.

The cast includes Ron Lucas, Tony Perry, Safiya Fredricks, Dawn Driver, Christopher Brasfield, Famicia Ward and Jonathan Victorian, with Darrius Frowner (piano), Danny Hoefer (guitar), Chris Symer (bass), Larry Holloway (bass) and Milo Petersen (drums) comprising the band.

“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” opens Wednesday and plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Dec. 21 at Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle; $26.50-$28.50 (206-441-9729 or

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