Actor and comedian Jackie Hoffman is currently starring as Grandma Addams in The Addams Family, and later this month, Hoffman will be bringing her all-new solo show, “Jackie Five-Oh!: A Celebration of Jackie Hoffman’s First 50th Birthday,” to Joe’s Pub. The show will feature Hoffman’s trademark humor and original songs, including two that she wrote for Grandma Addams. Hoffman won the 2003 Theatre World Award for her role in Hairspray and has previously appeared on Broadway in Xanadu.
BroadwayWorld’s Nick Orlando spoke with the hilarious Hoffman in-between shows.
So, it’s been a busy year for you with The Addams Family, your parody of Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro,” hosting NYC’s annual Halloween parade on NY1, and now you are bringing your all-new solo show to Joe’s Pub.… Read the rest
Each month, Broadway World is shining the spotlight on stage actors making their Broadway debut as part of our “Debut of the Month” series.
This month, Broadway World is showcasing actor and recording artist Justin Guarini, who is making his Broadway debut as Carlos in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, based on the 1988 film of the same title.
Guarini became a household name back in 2002 when he was the runner-up on the first season of “American Idol.” He released his self-titled album one year later, and then co-produced his second album “Stranger Things Have Happened.” Guarini is a host and correspondent for the TV Guide Network, covering red carpet events such as the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Awards, and is currently at work on his third album.… Read the rest