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Smokey Joe's Cafe Star to Offer Music
and Comedy at Upstairs at Studio 54

By Andrew Gans
01 Jan 2005

Kim Cea, who co-starred in the Broadway production and the first national tour of Smokey Joe's Cafe , will bring her award-winning mix of song and comedy to Upstairs at Studio 54 Jan. 15.

Cea, who is also a 2003 MAC Award winner for Best Female Standup Comedy, will take to the stage of the intimate theatre at 10:30 PM. She will be joined onstage by musical director/pianist Tracy Stark.

In addition to Smokey Joe's Cafe , Kim Cea appeared in the national tour of Fame: The Musical . Off-Broadway she has been seen in Newsical, Starmites, Fame Takes a Holiday, Finkel's Follies and CBS Live . Her screen credits include "The Guru," "Dominic and Eugene," "Gung Ho," "Lady Beware," "Law & Order" and "The News in Revue" (Emmy nomination). Cea was also recently the winner of the "Ladies of Laughter" contest at Madison Square Garden.

Upstairs at Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Tickets, priced $20-$40, are available by calling (212) 307-4100 or by visiting


Additional Dates Added for Kim Cea Live
January 14, 2005

Fred M. Caruso, producer of what was initially going to be a one-night only engagement, is proud to announce that Kim Cea's Kim Cea LIVE at Studio 54 Upstairs (located at 254 West 54th Street Between 8th and 9th Avenues) has already added two more performances on Saturday, February 19th @ 10:30 PM, and Saturday, March 19th @ 10:30 PM. The original

performance of January 15th at 10:30 PM is well on its way to selling out, thus prompting additional performances. If those have the same response, this could become a steady monthly engagement! Tickets range from $20 - $40 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 212.307.4100 or by going to For more information, please visit

This 2003 MAC AWARD winner for Best Female Stand-Up Comedy, Kim Cea's latest comic cabaret extravaganza, Kim Cea LIVE, is comical and musical, sardonic and bittersweet with just the right touch of nostalgia. Accompanied by long-time collaborator, musical director/pianist Tracy Stark, Cea is not just an accomplished comic, she is also a successful singer and actor which makes this solo performance unpredictable, passionate, off-the-wall, and utterly enjoyable!

Kim Cea has had numerous television appearances including an Emmy Award for “The New's in Revue” on PBS. On Broadway she starred in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, a role she also originated in the 1st National Tour Other national tour credits include FAME: The Musical. Off-Broadway, she has appeared in STARMITES, FINKEL'S FOLLIES & CBS LIVE to name a few. Her most recent appearances include Sold Out runs at Caesar's Palace in Atlantic City and her one woman show KIM CEA LIVE at The Zipper Theatre, The Cutting Room, The Ars Nova Theatre & Joe's Pub. She just wrapped up her critically acclaimed turn in the hit Off=-Broadway topical revue, Newsical, also at Studio 54.


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