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STAGE TUBE: Jackie Hoffman and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Welcome New Baby into the KingdomSTAGE TUBE: Jackie Hoffman and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Welcome New Baby into the Kingdom
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2016

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' 'Prince Dauntless,' Jason Williams, is a new papa! His daughter Mara Eleanor Williams was born on December 28, and fellow cast member Jackie Hoffman welcomed her into the kingdom in style. Check out the video below! (more...)

PODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John EppersonPODCAST: Chatting and Kvetching With ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman and John Epperson
by Michael Dale - Dec 23, 2015

The stars of Transport Group's wacky new production talk about the origins of the classic musical and on bringing their own styles to the show. (more...)

PASSION IN PIGSKIN: A CABARET OPERA to Play Cornelia Street CafePASSION IN PIGSKIN: A CABARET OPERA to Play Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

In one quick-moving hour and with a memorably melodic score, Passion in Pigskin tells the tragi-comic story of a love triangle between two New York Knights football players, Billy a dashing, cynical running back, Eddie, a sincere slow-witted tackle, and Mary Jo, a sweetly innocent cheerleader. (more...)

Review Roundup: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Starring Jackie Hoffman, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Starring Jackie Hoffman, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2015

Transport Group presents ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production opened last night, December 13. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW TV: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Celebrates a Fairytale Opening Night!BWW TV: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Cast Celebrates a Fairytale Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 14, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out what the whole cast had to say after the curtain went down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: An Opening Fit for a Princess- Jackie Hoffman-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens at Transport Group!Photo Coverage: An Opening Fit for a Princess- Jackie Hoffman-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens at Transport Group!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 14, 2015

Transport Group presents Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. It opened last night, December 13, and BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration! (more...)

Carner & Gregor to Stage SOMEBODY PUT ACID IN THE EGG NOG at The Triad, 12/19Carner & Gregor to Stage SOMEBODY PUT ACID IN THE EGG NOG at The Triad, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor will present SOMEBODY PUT ACID IN THE EGG NOG, a concert of original holiday songs by some of musical theatre's most notable new writers, on December 19th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

She's famous for being one of Broadway's funniest supporting players, but now she takes on a classic leading role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jackie Hoffman & More in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS!Photo Flash: First Look at Jackie Hoffman & More in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Transport Group presents Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner (On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue, Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. (more...)

BWW TV: Jackie Hoffman Channels Her Inner Princess in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Rehearsals- Watch a Sneak Peek!BWW TV: Jackie Hoffman Channels Her Inner Princess in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Rehearsals- Watch a Sneak Peek!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 13, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner (On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside rehearsals for a special sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS- with Jackie Hoffman & More!Photo Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room for ONCE UPON A MATTRESS- with Jackie Hoffman & More!
by Walter McBride - Nov 13, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner (On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside rehearsals for a special sneak peek below! (more...)

TWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie HoffmanTWITTER BREAK: Ten Terrific Tweets From ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' Jackie Hoffman
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2015

The outrageous Broadway clown tweets about rehearsing ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, seeing ALLEGIANCE and more. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' John 'Lypsinka' Epperson's Three Decades of Mouthing OffVIDEO PROFILE: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS' John 'Lypsinka' Epperson's Three Decades of Mouthing Off
by Michael Dale - Oct 27, 2015

The actor's glamorous alter-ego is an expression of individuality he was told to keep hidden while growing up. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the First Day Rehearsals for the Jackie Hoffman-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESSPhoto Coverage: Go Inside the First Day Rehearsals for the Jackie Hoffman-Led ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King,Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner(On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick(Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams(Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza,Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESSFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Once Upon a Mattress, starring Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John 'Lypsinka'Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain. The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner(On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams(Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary,Richard Costa, Michael De Souza, Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue,Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. The company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the special day below! (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jessica Fontana, David Greenspan, Zak Resnick & More Join Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESSHunter Ryan Herdlicka, Jessica Fontana, David Greenspan, Zak Resnick & More Join Transport Group's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Transport Group has announced that casting has been completed for its upcoming revival of Once Upon a Mattress, which stars Jackie Hoffman (On the Town, Difficult People, Hairspray) as Princess Winnifred and John "Lypsinka"Epperson (Lypsinka's The Boxed Set, The Passion of the Crawford) as Queen Aggravain.  The production, which is directed by five-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, features Jessica Fontana (Cinderella) as Lady Larken, David Greenspan (The Patsy) as The King, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music) as The Minstrel, Cory Lingner(On the Town) as The Jester, Zak Resnick (Piece of My Heart) as Sir Harry, Jay Rogers (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly) as The Wizard, and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Things to Ruin) as Prince Dauntless, with Vivienne Cleary, Richard Costa, Michael De Souza, Tim Dolan, Jack Donahue, Amy Griffin, Sarah Killough, Kristen Michelle, Ali Reed,and Doug Shapiro. (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

24@54 Set for 54 Below, 5/2524@54 Set for 54 Below, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "24@54' on May 25 at 9:30pm. Hosted by Obie award winning writer-composer Polly Pen (Bed and Sofa, Arlington) it will feature original songs from NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's cycle 24. Proceeds for the concert will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Organizer Marella Martin says, "This concert represents our public entry into the musical theatre community. We are so happy that the proceeds will go to benefit that community through Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS" (more...)

TALK RADIO to End Off-Broadway Run TomorrowTALK RADIO to End Off-Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Variations Theatre Group's critically acclaimed production of Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO will conclude its limited engagement tomorrow night (Saturday) at the Chain Theatre. Inspired by the 1984 murder of controversial shock jock Alan Berg, TALK RADIO is set in a Cleveland radio station over the course of Barry Champlain's two-hour broadcast as he's being scrutinized that night by producers fixated on taking the show national, and fueled as always by coffee, cocaine and Jack Daniel's. Barry's jousts with his unseen callers-ranging from a white supremacist to a woman obsessed with her garbage disposal-are interspersed with confrontations by his ex-deejay pal and his sometime girlfriend/producer. (more...)

Photo: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Barbara Rosenblat Visits TALK RADIO Off-BroadwayPhoto: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Barbara Rosenblat Visits TALK RADIO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Barbara Rosenblat, who plays the cancer-stricken inmate Miss Rosa on "Orange is the New Black," recently checked out the new revival of Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO at the Chain Theatre. Barbara appeared in the 2007 Broadway production of TALK RADIO starring Live Schreiber, and she was also in the original cast of The Secret Garden as the housekeeper Mrs. Medlock. (more...)

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