Hairspray's Hoffman Extends Solo Gig Through June

News   Hairspray's Hoffman Extends Solo Gig Through June Jackie Hoffman, who plays Prudy Pingleton and a handful of other characters in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, has extended her one-woman show at Joe's Pub.
Jackie Hoffman
Jackie Hoffman

Entitled The Kvetching Continues, Hoffman has set dates through June 28. Although her March performances are already sold out, tickets are available for April 19 and 25, May 3 and June 7, 21 and 28. In her newest comedy routine, the comedic actress skewers her Broadway debut and also offers a handful of original songs, including "Three Minutes on Broadway"; a reworking of Stephen Sondheim's "I'm Still Here," sung from the perspective of a spoiled child actress; a tribute to the Jewish holiday "Shavuot"; "Eurotrash," based on her recent let-down-of-a-trip to Italy; and "Gay Baby," a lament about the unavailability of her gay friends (and former playmates) who are now having children.

The Kvetching Continues is directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Dave Brunetti.

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," "Large's Ark," "Mo' Money" and "Freaky Friday."

Joe's Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street, between East 4th Street and Astor Place. Tickets are available at the Public Theater's box office or by calling (212) 539-8778.