Hoffman earned raves for her latest solo evening of song and razor-sharp comedy, which began Nov. 22 and previously extended its initial engagement through Jan. 17. Upcoming performances include Feb. 14 and 21; March 14 and 21; and April 4. All performances are at 7:30 PM.
Co-authored and directed by Michael Schiralli, and featuring musical direction by Bobby 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, priced $30, phone (212) 967-7555 or visit JoesPub. Joe's Pub is located within the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.