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Broadway favorite Jackie Hoffman is currently starring in A Chanukah Charol, her holiday-themed, pseudo-autobiographical, one-woman show inspired by Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol, at New World Stages. In this interview, Richard chats with Hoffman about about growing up on Long Island, her new gig on 'The New Normal,' how she got cast in HAIRSPRAY, and so much more. Click below to watch the full interview!
Jackie Hoffman currently stars on TV's "The New Normal." Most recently, she was seen on Broadway as Grandma in The Addams Family. Her other Broadway credits include Xanadu and Hairspray (for which she received the Theatre World Award). Off-Broadway she has been seen in Regrets Only, Pride & Joy, Book of Liz (Obie Award), Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob, and One Woman Shoe. Regional credits include Second City (Jeff Award), Sisters Rosensweig. Films include Extra Man, Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde II, Kissing Jessica Stein, Mo' Money, Robots, Queer Duck. TV: "Raising Hope," "30 Rock," "One Life to Live," "Starved," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Strangers with Candy," "TV Funhouse," "Conan," "Soulman," "Cosby." Solo shows have garnered her MAC and Bistro awards. She can be heard on the CD Jackie Hoffman: Live at Joe's Pub (where she is a frequent sell-out), as well as on the original Broadway cast recordings of Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family.
Tickets are $39.50 with premium seats available at $59.50 (including a free drink). Tickets may be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling (212) 239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the New World Stages Box Office. For more information, visit www.newworldstages.com.