Bruce VilanchÂ Attends Jackie Hoffman’sÂ Jackie Five-OH!
ByÂ Brian Scott LiptonÂ â€¢ Jan 16, 2012Â
Actors Kevin Chamberlin, Clinton Leupp, Alec Mapa, Bruce Vilanch, and Tuc Watkins were among the attendees for the opening of Jackie Five-OH! at The Renberg Theatre in Los Angeles. Proceedings from the performances, which continue through January 22, will benefit the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
In the piece, written by performer Jackie Hoffman and her director, Michael Schiralli, Hoffman muses about her own decay as she reaches the landmark of her 50th year, skewers sacred cows such as the Tony Awards and Holocaust movies, flings acid-dipped barbs at the Broadway hierarchy, and does painfully accurate imitations of a gallery of showbiz icons, including Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. The show has musical direction by Bobby Peaco.
Hoffman’s Broadway credits include The Addams Family, Xanadu and Hairspray. In addition, she won an Obie Award for The Book of Liz. Among her film and television credits are Extra Man, Garden State, Kissing Jessica Stein, 30 Rock, One Life to Live, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her solo shows have garnered her MAC and Bistro Awards.
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