Hairspray's Hoffman and Spelling Bee Cast to Be Part of "Jewcy Chanukah" Benefit

News   Hairspray's Hoffman and Spelling Bee Cast to Be Part of "Jewcy Chanukah" Benefit
An evening of song and comedy, titled "A Jewcy Chanukah to Benefit Natan," will be presented Dec. 11 at Crobar.
Jackie Hoffman
Jackie Hoffman Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The benefit evening will feature the talents of actress, comedian and former Hairspray star Jackie Hoffman, the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, "Saturday Night Live" star Rachel Dratch and stand-up comic Judy Gold as well as Robert Smigel, hip hop's Princess Superstar, female rappers Northern State, Eric Drysdale of "The Daily Show" and comics Todd Barry and Rebecca Drysdale. Show time is 8 PM. Natan, according to press notes is "a philanthropic network of young Jews seeking to help transform the Jewish future by funding innovative solutions to address crucial questions of Jewish life." Visit for more information.

Jackie Hoffman received a Theatre World Award for her work in Hairspray. Her other theatrical credits include Book of Liz (Obie Award), Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler's Knob and One Woman Shoe (Jeff Award). Hoffman has been seen on screen in "Legally Blonde II," "Kissing Jessica Stein," "Garden State," "Mo' Money" and "Freaky Friday."

Crobar is located in Manhattan at 530 West 28th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Tickets, priced $25-$5,000, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting

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