Broadway’s favorite curmudgeon will bring her new holiday-themed show Jackie Hoffman’s A Chanukah Charol off-Broadway for three performances this winter. The pseudo-autobiographical, one-woman show inspired by Patrick Stewart’s A Christmas Carol, will play December 11 and 18 and January 2 at New World Stages. Michael Schiralli, who also helmed Hoffman’s Scraping the Bottom for Chanukah in 2009, will direct.
In her new holiday show, this kvetching comedienne (and Broadway.com vlog favorite!) is forced to examine her life when she is visited by the Ghosts of Chanukah Past, Present and Future, and even Molly Picon! What she finds on her quest for fame is that she is a dark, desperate diva who would give Scrooge a run for his money.
Hoffman currently stars as Grandma in The Addams Family. Her other Broadway credits include Xanadu and Hairspray. Off-Broadway she has been seen in Regrets Only, Pride & Joy, Book of Liz, Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob and One Woman Shoe.