Instead, Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys star Christian Hoff will host the June 11 concerts at 7 and 9:30 PM. Hoff and Henderson have worked together before; in the late eighties they filmed an ABC Afterschool Special entitled "Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story." The TV movie, which aired Sept. 9, 1987, cast Henderson as the mom of Hoff, who had contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion.
As previously reported, Henderson's evening will cover the singing actress' entire career, from her discovery by composer Richard Rodgers through her recent role on VH1's reality show "The Surreal Life." Henderson will include songs and stories from her musical career, and will also engage in a discussion and question-and-answer session about everything "Brady."
Henderson will be backed by three musicians, including musical director Glen Roven on piano.
On Broadway Florence Henderson was seen in Wish You Were Here, Fanny and The Girl Who Came to Supper, and she also starred in the national tour of The Sound of Music. Best known as Carol Brady on TV's "The Brady Bunch," Henderson's other screen credits include "The Love Boat," "Glitter," "Finder of Lost Loves," "Murder, She Wrote," "Roseanne," "Ally McBeal" and "For Heaven's Sake." She was a co-host of NBC's "Later Today," and she will soon be seen in the film "Venus and Vegas."
Christian Hoff's Broadway and national tour credits include Jersey Boys (Tony Award), The Who's Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. His regional credits include Jersey Boys; The Rocky Horror Show; The Tin Pan Alley Rag; The Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas; Violet; and Lone Star Love. Hoff has been seen on screen in "ER," "JAG," "Party of Five," "Millennium," "The Commish," "Honor Thy Mother," "In Love and War," "For the Very First Time" and "Encino Man." Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. There is a $25 cover charge and a $12 food-drink minimum. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 967-7555. For more information visit www.joespub.com.
A special AfterParty will follow the 11 PM performance to benefit Lifebeat. The party will be held at Chinatown Brasserie, 380 Lafayette Street, beginning at 10 PM. It is one block south of Joe's Pub.