She's Still Kvetching: Hairspray's Hoffman Extends Solo Show Again

News   She's Still Kvetching: Hairspray's Hoffman Extends Solo Show Again Jackie Hoffman, who plays Prudy Pingleton and a handful of other characters in the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, has once again extended her much-acclaimed solo show.
Jackie Hoffman
Jackie Hoffman

Entitled The Kvetching Continues, the evening of comedy and song is now the longest-running show in Joe's Pub history. Hoffman will again play the intimate cabaret located within the Public Theater Sept. 13 and 27. Show time is 7:30 PM.

In her one-woman evening, 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, priced at $20, are available at the Public Theater's box office or by calling (212) 539-8778.

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