Project Description

Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Broadway Film)

As Executive Vice President (and shareholder) for the Broadway Television Network (BTN), the production and presentation initially by Live Pay Per View (PPV), and later by DVD and other streaming formats of the Broadway production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller from the Virginia Theatre on Broadway.

The BTN aired its first pay-per view broadcast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on Sept. 10, 2000. The BTN pay-pre-view special was preceded by a half-hour preview starring Tony Orlando and Deborah Gibson. The actual closing-night taped performance of Broadway’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe followed on one of the standard pay-per-view channels offered by the leading cable distributor in all the US and Canadian markets.