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Squigs Captures the Love at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards with Darren Criss, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Brian d’Arcy James & More

Squigs Captures the Love at the 2012 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards with Darren Criss, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Brian d’Arcy James & More

On May 13, the stars of the Great White Way let loose at the 13th annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. As the drinks flowed in the Allen Room, starry presenters handed out trophies to Broadway’s best and brightest, with lots of silly moments along the way. Broadway.com resident artist Justin "Squigs" Robertson was on hand to sketch the ...

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Come to the Cabaret! Exclusive Photos of Anything Goes Star Joel Grey’s 80th Birthday Costume Party

Come to the Cabaret! Exclusive Photos of Anything Goes Star Joel Grey’s 80th Birthday Costume Party
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On April 11, Anything Goes star Joel Grey turned 80 years old—and this Tony winner knows how to party! Grey’s friends threw a bash at the McKittrick Hotel (home of off-Broadway’s Sleep No More) in honor of the actor's big day, as well as the 40th anniversary of the 1972 musical film Cabaret. Grey, who won an Academy Award for ...

Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Perform at New 54 Below Supper Club

Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More to Perform at New 54 Below Supper Club

Two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone will be the inaugural performer at 54 Below, a new supper club located downstairs from Broadway’s Studio 54, according to the New York Times. The 160-seat space will host performances by Broadway stars including Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony winner Ben Vereen, Tony nominee Brian D’Arcy James,  Smash's Megan Hilty, three-time Tony ...

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She's Baaa-ack! The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Bonus!

She's Baaa-ack! The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Bonus!

Fans loved Jackie Hoffman’s backstage video blog at The Addams Family. One never knew what the zany comedienne would do next: from making friends with the Scientologists next door to reading her weekly fan mail aloud, she always kept us entertained. Hoffman couldn’t resist giving us one more altogether ooky look at The Addams Family as the musical approached ...

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The Addams Family to End Broadway Run on New Year's Eve

The Addams Family to End Broadway Run on New Year's Eve

The Broadway blockbuster The Addams Family will end its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on December 31, 2011. The musical, which won the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Musical, will have played 34 previews and 725 regular performances at the time of closing.

Based on the beloved family of characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams, The Addams ...

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The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Chats With Jimmy Fallon About the Comedic Antics of Co-Star Jackie Hoffman

The Addams Family's Brooke Shields Chats With Jimmy Fallon About the Comedic Antics of Co-Star Jackie Hoffman

Anyone who watched Broadway.com's backstage video blogs with The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman knows the actress loves a good prank or two. Now that Brooke Shields has joined the cast as the family's matriarch Morticia, the leading lady has also become the victim of Hoffman's hilarious antics. On July 21 Shields stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon ...

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Patina Miller, Edie Falco & More to Join Hosts Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore at Broadway Barks

Patina Miller, Edie Falco & More to Join Hosts Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore at Broadway Barks

A roster of current Broadway stars will join hosts Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore at the 13th annual Broadway Barks dog and cat adoption event, scheduled for July 9 in Shubert Alley. The festivities begin at 3:30 PM, with celebrity presentations of pets from citywide animal shelters at 5:30. In 2010, Broadway Barks, produced by Broadway Cares ...

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Fan Favorites Get the Squigs Treatment at the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Fan Favorites Get the Squigs Treatment at the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

With host Vanessa Williams and special guest Daniel Radcliffe joining a glittering roster of presenters gracing the stage at the swanky New York locale The Allen Room, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson had his work cut out for him capturing the star power of the 12th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Williams reigned supreme at the podium ...

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Five Favorite Moments from the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Five Favorite Moments from the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

At any awards show, a few special moments from hosts, presenters and winners stand out—and the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were no exception. Here are five special moments we won’t forget from the May 15 ceremony, held at the Allen Room in the Time-Warner Center. (For a complete list of winners, click here; for an overview of the ...

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Stars, Surprises & Jesus Jokes: On the Scene at the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Stars, Surprises & Jesus Jokes: On the Scene at the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

It was an awards ceremony like no other: Broadway’s best gathered at the Allen Room in the Time-Warner Center on May 15 for the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards. Arriving from their Sunday matinees, the stars were ready to celebrate this fan-choice event in a fast, fun-filled show hosted by Vanessa Williams. (For a complete list of winners, click ...

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Audra McDonald, Sierra Boggess & Jackie Hoffman Join Starry Roster at Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Audra McDonald, Sierra Boggess & Jackie Hoffman Join Starry Roster at Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Three more of Broadway’s talented ladies have signed on for the 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, hosted by Vanessa Williams. Tony winner Audra McDonald will present alongside past Audience Choice Award winner Sierra Boggess, while The Addams Family funny lady (and former Broadway.com video blogger) Jackie Hoffman will appear as a special guest.

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The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Recalls 'Dancing Like Tom Cruise' Courtesy of Harvey Fierstein

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Recalls 'Dancing Like Tom Cruise' Courtesy of Harvey Fierstein

Given the amount of time Broadway actors spend at work, it’s no surprise that they enjoy a good joke—often at a co-worker’s expense! In celebration of April Fool’s Day, Broadway.com asked some of our favorite stars to share their funniest work-related pranks. In some cases, the stars initiated the practical joke; in others, the joke was on them. Read ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Grandma's Farewell Vlog

The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman: Grandma's Farewell Vlog

For the past year, The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman has clued Broadway.com readers into the kooky backstage antics of the hit musical's (very game!) company. From opening night to the holiday season and even her own vacation to Disney World, Jackie hasn't held back the slightest detail. But like any good Grandma, it's time for her to retire ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman #26: Grandma Goes to Disney World!

The Addams Family Home Movies with Jackie Hoffman #26: Grandma Goes to Disney World!

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman performs eight shows a week, headlines her own solo concert at Joe's Pub on her night off and dutifully captures it all on her video blog for Broadway.com. We'd say she deserves a vacation! For her time off from the hit musical, Hoffman headed where any Grandma would go: Florida! The actress and ...

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Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Join Broadway’s The Addams Family

Brad Oscar, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Join Broadway’s The Addams Family

There will be new relatives in The Addams Family on March 8. The hit musical is set to welcome Heidi Blickenstaff as Alice Beineke, Adam Grupper as Mal Beineke, Brad Oscar as Fester, Rachel Potter as Wednesday Addams and Jesse Swenson as Lucas Beineke. 

As previously announced, Tony Award winner Roger Rees will replace Nathan Lane in the ...

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The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Will Continue Her 50th Birthday Celebration at Joe's Pub

The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman Will Continue Her 50th Birthday Celebration at Joe's Pub

The Addams Family star and Broadway.com video blogger Jackie Hoffman's solo show Jackie Five-Oh! has extended yet again at Joe's Pub. Jackie Five-Oh! will now run on select Monday nights through April 4.

Written by Hoffman and Michael Schiralli, directed by Schiralli and featuring songs co-written with musical director Bobby Peaco, Jackie Five-Oh! began performances on November 22 and ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #25: The Great Coat Hanger Mystery

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #25: The Great Coat Hanger Mystery

She's hit her 25th episode mark, and Jackie Hoffman still cracks us up! In her latest video blog, The Addams Family star takes her camera throughout the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre as she graciously accepts a swanky gift from (yours truly) Broadway.com, dishes on awards season fashion and scopes out the show's newest Broadway neighbors (bye, bye Donnie and Marie...hello ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #24: Manhattan Snowstorm!

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #24: Manhattan Snowstorm!

Winter is in full force in New York City, but the first major blizzard of the season didn't keep the crew over at The Addams Family away from their backstage digs at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. As Mayor Bloomberg famously noted, the show must go on, and thankfully Jackie Hoffman was on hand with her camera to keep everyone laughing. Take ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #23: Ringing in the Holidays Addams Style

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #23: Ringing in the Holidays Addams Style

The holiday season may be over, but the kooky crew over at The Addams Family wants to share festive memories with all their devoted fans. Broadway.com's video blogger Jackie Hoffman was on hand backstage at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to capture all the celebrations. In her latest "home movie," share the fun as Hoffman lights a menorah, takes on ...

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Spider-Man, Lea Michele and More Swing In as 2010's Most Watched Broadway.com Videos

Spider-Man, Lea Michele and More Swing In as 2010's Most Watched Broadway.com Videos

As a thrilling year of theater comes to an end, Broadway.com is looking back at 2010 by revisiting our biggest stories. Broadway.com's video crew was on hand at the year's most exciting events to deliver everything from live concerts, shining stars on the red carpet and exclusive behind-the-scenes hilarity at Broadway's top shows. Below you'll find links to ...

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Darren Criss, Lea Michele and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wedding Rank Among Fan Favorite Clips of the Year

Darren Criss, Lea Michele and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Wedding Rank Among Fan Favorite Clips of the Year

Broadway.com is saying so long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye to 2010 by looking back at the many enthralling theater events of the year. Heading to a Broadway theater isn't the only way to catch your favorite stars of the Great White Way in action. Many of today's leading performers have popped up on TV talk shows, broadcast special moments ...

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Jackie Hoffman's Jackie Five-OH! Extends at Joe's Pub

Jackie Hoffman's Jackie Five-OH! Extends at Joe's Pub

Jackie Hoffman’s new cabaret evening Jackie Five-OH! has extended its run at Joe’s Pub through January 17, 2011. The Addams Family star and Broadway.com video blogger began her run on November 22 and will now perform on December 13, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, January 3 and January 17.

In Jackie Five-OH!, Hoffman riffs hilariously on her own decay ...

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Jackie Hoffman Takes On The Addams Family's Critics, Broadway's Sweetheart & More in Birthday Show

Jackie Hoffman Takes On The Addams Family's Critics, Broadway's Sweetheart & More in Birthday Show

Rather than just celebrating her 50th birthday with a cake and some party hats, The Addams Family scene-stealer and Broadway.com resident video blogger Jackie Hoffman is setting up shop at Joe's Pub for a month-long run of her new solo show, Jackie Five-OH!: A Celebration of Jackie Hoffman's First 50th Birthday. After her first riotous performance, Broadway.com caught ...

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The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #22: Tricks, Treats & Tickets

The Addams Family Home Movies With Jackie Hoffman #22: Tricks, Treats & Tickets

Even after October 31, it's no surprise that the ghoulish gang at The Addams Family wants to share their Halloween memories. For this week's video blog, Jackie Hoffman released even more footage of the crew celebrating the haunting holiday over at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Jackie also tapes the efforts of the musical's cast to raise funds for the upcoming Gypsy ...

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Is Jackie Hoffman 29% Less Funny Than Kristin Chenoweth? Our Video Blogger Thinks Not

Is Jackie Hoffman 29% Less Funny Than Kristin Chenoweth? Our Video Blogger Thinks Not

When Broadway.com asked readers to vote for the funniest person on Broadway in a recent poll, our resident video blogger, The Addams Family's Jackie Hoffman, was not too pleased to find herself finish in second place behind Promises, Promises' Kristin Chenoweth. Hoffman took to her beloved video camera to deliver some choice words to the Tony-winning actress ...

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