Jackie Five-Oh!, a signature blend of Hoffman's original tunes (penned with Bobby Peaco) and biting comedy, began performances in November 2010 and will play its final two Joe's Pub shows on May 23 and 30 at 7:30 PM. As previously reported, Hoffman will offer a special 7:30 performance on May 2 as a benefit for the Actors Fund.
Co-authored and directed by Michael Schiralli, and featuring musical direction by Peaco, Hoffman takes aim at her own career on Broadway and film, while offering an unsparing and hilariously caustic look at the theatre community, the world at large and her current stint as Grandma in The Addams Family. The concerts celebrate Hoffman's first 50th birthday.
Lamenting the fact that every other grandmother character on Broadway has received a Tony nomination, Hoffman shares her own original song she penned for her character to sing in The Addams Family as part of her new act. Additional highlights include Hoffman's husband, trumpeter Steve Smith, who joins the singing comedienne for a Latin-kissed tune about Queen Latifah.
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."
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit JoesPub. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.