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 >>
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.
Plus, camping out at Burlesque
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 >>
The 2010 Tony nominations are out, and the yearly ceremony that becomes more and more designed to persuade people from anywhere but New York City to spend money on theater is soon to follow. The idea behind the Tonys is simply to get Broadway to appeal to the rest of America in a big, fancy ... More >>
This is your Monday night: Choose from Andrew W.K., Fester from the Addams Family, and Peter Gabriel, a confluence slightly more random than M.I.A. provoking ginger genocide last week. At Santos Party House, W.K. and friends (including Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors) are uniting for th ... More >>
Three musicals—two of them new, one from the '60s—all sing of crazy worlds
The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.
The combination of feverishly imaginative arrested child Tim Burton and the wry cartoons of Charles Addams are such a perfect fit it's a wonder it took so long for Burton to direct a 3-D stop-action animated movie of The Addams Family (not to be confused with the musical version currently on ... More >>