The recording captures Hoffman in rare but signature form, delivering a series of riotous original songs and monologues. It was recorded during an extended sold-out engagement last winter at the Public Theater nightclub venue.
PS Classics stated, "Hoffman is at her shockingly-inappropriate best: salty, saucy and uncensored. Here she leaves no comic stone unthrown, targeting everything from West Side matrons to public displays of affection, from the vagaries of show business to her own mortality. Hoffman’s unique blend of cynicism, stand up, and original songs will make you realize why her shows at Joe's Pub are the stuff of New York legend. This album is not for the warm and fuzzy, politically correct or faint of heart."
Michael Schiralli directed the Joe's Pub presentation that had musical direction by Bobby Peaco.
Hoffman received a Theatre World Award for her work in Hairspray. Her other theatrical credits include Xanadu, The Sisters Rosensweig, Regrets Only, 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."
* Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a four-time Grammy nominee — for its cast recordings of Nine: The Musical, Assassins, Grey Gardens and Company — PS Classics has a catalog of discs that includes cast recordings of A Catered Affair and Adding Machine, as well as Xanadu, 110 in the Shade, and the London revival of Sunday in the Park With George. Its solo albums feature Victoria Clark, Maureen McGovern, Jessica Molaskey, Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker, and Kerry Butler, among others. Its songbook tributes focus on composers ranging from Billy Strayhorn to Maury Yeston to Georgia Stitt.
Its September releases include "Jason Danieley and the Frontier Heroes" and "John Miller Takes on Broadway."
PS Classics is distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment. Visit www.psclassics.com for more information.