The Theatre District's swanky new nightclub 54 Below is hosting a slew of Broadway's hottest stars this summer, from two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone to downtown diva Mx Justin Vivian Bond. Broadway.com is asking these talented vocalists to share a few musical memories and tell fans about the music that molded them into the performers they are today. Get ready for one of the funniest women on Broadway, Jackie Hoffman, who is performing her new solo show, at 54 Below each Sunday night through July 29. This Broadway.com favorite (and former vlogger!) holds nothing back as she gushes about Steve and Eydie, The Producers and The Beatles.
What record/album was your favorite growing up?
Broadway cast recordings of West Side Story, No, No, Nanette and the 5th Dimension “Aquarius.”
What concert most influenced you as a performer?
Steve and Eydie at Westbury Music Fair.
What is your go-to audition song?
I don't have one.
What song are you most excited to perform in your show?
The opener—it’s killer and so much fun. The 11 o'clock is killer too.
What musical theater performer from the past do you wish you can collaborate with?
What album was the soundtrack to your 20s?
The Yes Album by Yes.
What’s your favorite love song?
What song makes you feel sexy?
What is your favorite workout track?
Are you kidding me?
What’s the best hidden gem in on your iPod?
I don't have one! Not everybody has an iPod and a friggin' playlist. I told you that on my last Broadway.com
What song most makes you smile?
“Springtime for Hitler” from The Producers.
When this song plays, I can’t help but dance:
Michael Jackson's “Don't Stop ‘til You Get Enough” or The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There.”