She’s straight and Jewish but you love her anyway. Join Jackie on this special voyage to the bottoms of the sea featuring unique original songs and savage standup!
JACKIE HOFFMAN is a New York based actress, singer, comedian, self-loathing Jew, who was last seen in the recurring role of David’s mother on NBC’s The New Normal. She has been in the original Broadway casts of The Addams Family, Xanadu, and Hairspray, for which she won the Theatre World Award for most outstanding Broadway debut. Other Off-Broadway plays include A Chanukah Charol, The Tribeca Theatre Festival, The Gingerbread House, The Book of Liz, for which Jackie won the Obie award for best actress, Straightjacket, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob (Lincoln Center Theatre Festival) and One Woman Shoe. Regional Theatre: Chicago at the MUNY, The Sisters Rosensweig at the Globe Theatre. Jackie starred in six revues at The Second City theatre in Chicago, where she won the Jeff Award for Best Actress. Jackie’s solo shows at Joe’s Pub, all directed by Michael Schiralli, have all received tremendous critical acclaim. Her show “The Kvetching Continues” won Time Out New York’s outstanding achievement award and was the longest running show in Joe’s Pub’s history. Other solo shows: “Jackie Five-Oh!,” “Chanukah at Joe’s Pub” (Bistro Award), “Scraping the Bottom,” and “Jackie with a Z.” Jackie won a Mac Award in 2009 for Best Female Stand Up. She can be seen in the films Birdman, The Sitter, The Extra Man, How to Seduce Difficult Women, A Dirty Shame, Garden State, Legally Blonde II, Kissing Jessica Stein, and Mo’ Money. Her television appearances have included “The New Normal,” “Raising Hope,” “Melissa and Joey,” “On We Go,” “30 Rock,” “Starved,” “Hope and Faith,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Strangers with Candy,” “TV Funhouse,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Soulman,” “Cosby,” as well as the voices for the cartoons “High School USA,” “Family Guy,” “Dilbert,” “PB & J Otter,” and the film Robots.
This is Jackie’s first time performing on Fire Island!
CHRISTINE EBERSOLE: “STRINGS ATTACHED”
Featuring The Aaron Weinstein Trio: On Saturday, August 16, Christine Ebersole will be joined by The Aaron Weinstein Trio, celebrating the release of her recent CD “Strings Attached.” The evening will include classic standards from the ‘20s through ‘40s, featuring songs by legends like Fats Waller (“Jitterbug Waltz”), Cole Porter (“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”), Johnny Mercer (“This Time the Dream’s on Me”) and George Gershwin (“Shall We Dance”) to name just a few.
Currently starring in the hit TBS comedy series “Sullivan & Son,” now in its 3rd season, Christine has performed in concert throughout the United States. Called “the Apex of New York” by the New York Times, Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television series and specials, films, concert appearances and recordings for over 30 years.
In addition to her current TV role, Christine recently co-starred opposite Leo DeCaprio in the Oscar nominated film “Wolf of Wall Street.” Christine’s 5th CD “Strings Attached” featuring Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein was released this past winter.
Christine Ebersole has performed her solo concerts at The Kennedy Center, yearly engagements at The Carlyle, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency and many concert halls and theaters across the country, including multiple concerts with The Boston Pops, The New York Pops, the televised Kennedy Center Honors and The San Francisco Symphony at Carnegie Hall (2008 PBS Special).
A native of Winnetka, Illinois, Christine Ebersole won The Tony Award for Outstanding Actress in the dual role of “Edith and Edie Beale” in the acclaimed Tony Nominated Musical Grey Gardens. Christine was lauded with virtually every Off-Broadway theater award when it premiered at Playwrights Horizon and Grey Gardens went on to pack its Broadway theater for over a year, with every theater critic praising her bravura performance. Christine followed Grey Gardens with the Broadway production of Blithe Spirit opposite Angela Lansbury and Rupert Everett. In past theater seasons, Christine has won critical acclaim as well as the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, for her portrayal of “Dorothy Brock” in the 2000 revival of 42nd Street. The following season, she starred in Broadway’s Dinner at Eight, garnering a Tony Award nomination. In 2005, Christine starred as M’Lynn on Broadway in Steel Magnolias.
Christine was a regular cast member of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players on “Saturday Night Live” during the 1981-82 season. Her other television credits include “Tessie Tura” in Bette Midler’s “Gypsy,” the hit TV series, “Royal Pains”, appeared as Denny Craig’s love interest in “Boston Legal,” “Law and Order, SVU,” “Mary & Rhoda,” “Platinum” with Diana Ross, “Will & Grace” as well as appearances on “The Today Show”, “The View” and “The Colbert Report.”
Film work includes the hit movie, “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” “Tootsie,” “Amadeus,” “Black Sheep,” “Dead Again,” “My Favorite Martian,” “My Girl II,” “Folks!” and “Richie Rich.”
In addition to her television, film, Broadway and concert work, Christine has released 4 CD’s, including her recent CD celebrating Noel Coward.
Named a “rising star violinist” by Downbeat Magazine, AARON WEINSTEIN is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation. As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Wolftrap Center for the Performing Arts, Birdland, Blue Note the Iridium, and abroad at jazz festivals in England, France, Switzerland, Iceland, and Israel. He has been called “the Groucho of the violin” by Tony Bennett and “a perfect musician” by jazz guitar legend, Bucky Pizzarelli Aaron has performed and recorded with an array of jazz icons including: Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Scott Hamilton, Dick Hyman, Dave Frishberg, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross as well as New York Pops founder/conductor, Skitch Henderson. He has written arrangements for artists including Janis Siegel, Michael Feinstein, Billy Stritch, and Hilary Kole and Christine Ebersole..and is a New York Nightlife Award winner and recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music where he was awarded a full four-year talent-based scholarship.
He brings exquisite musicianship to this very special night on Fire Island alongside Christine Ebersole.
Save the date! September 26-28th
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