Jackie Hoffman will join the previously announced Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves in the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town. Directed by John Rando, previews will start at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on September 20, with opening night set for October 16.
Hoffman will play Madame Dilly. Her Broadway credits include The Addams Family, Xanadu and Hairspray. Her screen credits include The New Normal, Girls, The Good Wife, 30 Rock and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Toe-tapping hits from the show include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time." Yazbeck, Johnson and Alves will be reprising their roles from the 2013 Barrington Stage Company production of the tuner.
The cast will also include Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley.