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Arizona Science Center to Preview POPnology Exhibit at Feb. 4 Press Conference in PhoenixArizona Science Center to Preview POPnology Exhibit at Feb. 4 Press Conference in Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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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...)

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...)

BWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Review: Jackie Hoffman Shines In The Star's Spotlight In ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2015

Transport Group's revival may be the best reason to venture down to the Lower East Side since Yonah Schimmel learned how to make a knish. (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...)

Ricky Ritzel Returns to Don't Tell Mama TonightRicky Ritzel Returns to Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Announcing the return of the hilarious 'Ricky Ritzel's Broadway tonight, Nov. 19 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th. (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...)

Local Motors Debuts LM3D, the World's First 3D-Printed Car SeriesLocal Motors Debuts LM3D, the World's First 3D-Printed Car Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

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Ricky Ritzel Returning to Don't Tell Mama, 11/19Ricky Ritzel Returning to Don't Tell Mama, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Announcing the return of the hilarious ??Ricky Ritzel?'s Broadway on Thurs. Nov. 19 at 7pm at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th. For reservations contact: http://www.donttellmamanyc.com/home or call 212.757.0788 after 4pm weekdays. (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...)

RICKY RITZEL's BROADWAY Set for Don't Tell Mama, 10/4RICKY RITZEL's BROADWAY Set for Don't Tell Mama, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway returns to Don't Tell Mama on Sunday, Oct. 4th at 8PM with music and laughs from 'Ben Franklin in Paris,' 'Damn Yankees' and 'Gypsy.' The series, running since summer, is fashioned after Sylvia Fine Kaye's 'Musical Comedy Tonight' PBS programs from the 1970s. Each installment of Ricky Ritzel's Broadway, lauded as 'extraordinary' by Theater Pizzazz, highlights songs and stories from Broadway musicals with a star studded revolving cast. Ritzel, a widely admired performer and denizen of New York piano bars and the Cabaret world, gives wry commentary as well as accompanying the performers on piano. (more...)

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