Jackie Hoffman is bringing back her hilarious A Chanukah Carol in which the famed kvetchaholic rethinks her life after being visited by Ghosts of Chanuah Past, Present, and Future, and Molly Picon.
As a Dickens musical, this will made Edwin Drool while putting a cocktail Oliver in your Manischewitz ... More >>
Broadway's Jackie Hoffman--known from Xanadu and The Addams Family--is bringing her acidic (and possibly Hasidic) hilarity to the spanking new cabaret 54Below. The place--under the legendary Studio 54 site--is being creatively consulted by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash), and will feature performer ... More >>
Monday's Broadway Beauty Pageant, a benefit for the Ali Forney Center, brought out the caring, the sharing, and the chutzpah. Here's a bunch of high spirited photos documenting the event, some by Gustavo Monroy for Next and others from Broadwayworld.com.
The producers of the upcoming Annie revival know that whoever plays the mean orphanage lady Miss Hannigan has to be even more memorable than fright wigs and eyes without pupils.
Dorothy Loudon (above) originated the role and culminated her career with a brilliantly funny, witty performance that nab ... More >>
The message came from Broadway scene-stealer Jackie Hoffman's publicist:
"This Funny Girl is happening -- and unlike Lauren Ambrose, she's Jewish!"
And she was even doing a Jewish twist on Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol, playing all the parts, at New World Stages.
Oy vey, I was so there.
My "vacation" is over, so I can finally tell you some of the fun stuff that went on that night, in case you haven't read the massive press I've been ramming down your throat.
Lisa Lampanelli welcomed Countess LuAnn and said "Tonight, I'm the Cuntess!"
Lampanelli said to LuAnn that she loved ... More >>
The Copacabana turned it out last night with food, booze, percussionists, and dancing Copa girls for the gala launch of my book, Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back, promoted by Chip Duckett.
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Lisa Lampanelli cohosted and were pure delight, both taking the stage ... More >>
No, not Judi Dench.
Anyway, tonight's attractions:
Jackie Hoffman will sing "Swanee."
Tony winner Daisy Eagan will do "The Trolley Song."
Emily Bergl (Desperate Housewives) will croon "Zing! Went The Strings of My Heart"
And there will be more. They'll sing 'em all and they'll stay all n ... More >>
Jackie Hoffman, dressed for work.Jackie Hoffman is an actress, a comedienne, and the owner of some of the most flexible facial muscles in entertainment history. If you didn't see her on Broadway as Hairspray's Prudy Pringleton or as The Addams Family's Grandma, there's a good chance you caugh ... More >>
C'est l'après-midi de vendredi! Alors, les articles de la semaine ...
Our 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in NYC.
Amanda Hesser talks Charlotte Russe, Chesapeake crabcakes, and the new Essential New York Times Cookbook.
Jackie Hoffman doesn't do shellfish, cooks a nice chicken, and likes a big ... More >>
Lady GaGa will never get old--though her drunken baseball game antics might--but Addams Family co-star Jackie Hoffman has concocted a hilarious imagining of what the pop diva would be like singing "Alejandro" at age 150.
No Madonna jokes, please.
Last night's 20th anniversary edition of Broadway Bares, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, was a splashy gala at Roseland, which I'll tell you about in the column.
But let me fill you in on a couple of fun celebrity moments from the revue, which I noticed in between gagging on, I ... More >>