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Lovely Hoffman

 
Birth Place:
Boston
Bio:
Born in neighborhood of Roxbury, MA, Lovely was raised in the church where both of her parents were ministers. It was here that she was first introduced to singing and performing. Lovely says, "When I was young, adults would tell me that God gave me a voice that I needed to share with the world, so ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Boston

Bio:
Born in neighborhood of Roxbury, MA, Lovely was raised in the church where both of her parents were ministers. It was here that she was first introduced to singing and performing. Lovely says, "When I was young, adults would tell me that God gave me a voice that I needed to share with the world, so ... (read complete bio)
 

Lovely Hoffman Biography

Born in neighborhood of Roxbury, MA, Lovely was raised in the church where both of her parents were ministers. It was here that she was first introduced to singing and performing. Lovely says, "When I was young, adults would tell me that God gave me a voice that I needed to share with the world, so I want to use my gift to touch and inspire people, especially for social change. That's the impact I want to make with my music.”
Growing up, music was an important part of Lovely’s identity. She used every opportunity to showcase her talent. She performed at school, at church and at local talent shows. But a defining moment for Lovely was when she performed at the world-renowned Fenway Park and sang “The National Anthem” in front of over 20,000 people. Lovely recounts, “It was at this moment that I knew music had my heart and I wanted to live music forever.”

When Lovely attended Boston College she made sure to minor in music, her first love. She also began to perform on shows with Grammy Award winning artists Ne-Yo and T-Pain. Additionally, Lovely shared the stage with Atlantic Records platinum selling star Jaheim and Motown legend Dennis Edwards of the Temptations.

In the wake of the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in 2014, Lovely felt compelled to write a song and direct a music video entitled, Black Lives Matter, to stand in solidarity with families who were victims of injustice. Upon releasing this song Lovely stated, “for me art must reflect the feelings and experiences of the people and the time.” In May 2015, her “Black Lives Matter” music video won First Place at the San Francisco Black Film Festival. This video was also an opening night Film at the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival and was an Official Selection of the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Reel Sisters of the African Diaspora Film Festival in Harlem, New York.

Lovely’s passion for the music extends beyond singing and writing. Lovely has also branched out to musical theatre and has received positive acclaim. In 2015, Lovely Hoffman won the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Celie in the New England premier of “The Color Purple.” Additionally, Lovely Hoffman has received rave reviews from theatre critics for her performance in Doubt: A Parable, Kiss Me, Kate, Hairspray, Ain't Misbehavin', Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Hair and Ragtime.

Lovely’s mantra, “Creativity takes Courage,” inspires her to write music and embrace art that encompasses the wide spectrum of the human experience. From love, to pain, to hope and justice, people are captivated by Lovely because they connect her musical stories, which not only inspire, but also empower and heal. And for Lovely that is the job of an artist.





Lovely Hoffman News

The Huntington to Reopen Newly Renovated and Restored Huntington Theatre to the Publi Photo The Huntington to Reopen Newly Renovated and Restored Huntington Theatre to the Public Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2022

The Huntington has announced the reopening of The Huntington Theatre, its historic home on Huntington Avenue, following its transformational renovation to restore, renovate, and modernize the almost 100-year-old landmark.

BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Speakeasy Stage Proves that Love Can Prevail Photo BWW Review: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Speakeasy Stage Proves that Love Can Prevail
by Erik Bailey - Mar 16, 2022

The first and only production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND I saw was a concert production featuring an all-white cast. So, when I heard that Speakeasy Stage would be producing the show, I was excited to be able to see how it is meant to be performed. This production, directed by Pascale Florestral and music directed by David Freeman Coleman, did not disappoint.

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Comes to SpeakEasy Stage This Month Photo ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Comes to SpeakEasy Stage This Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2022

From March 11 to April 16, 2022, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present a rousing new production of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, one of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history.

Huntington Announces Third Wave Of DREAM BOSTON Plays Photo Huntington Announces Third Wave Of DREAM BOSTON Plays
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2021

The Huntington announces the launch of four additional titles to its series of short audio plays by local playwrights entitled Dream Boston.

New Repertory Theatre to Present HAIR, Opening January 27 Photo New Repertory Theatre to Present HAIR, Opening January 27
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2020

New Repertory Theatre presents Hair, with MacDermot's groundbreaking music and the show's progressive themes, Hair revolutionized musical theatre as Broadway's first rock musical in 1968. The production runs January 25 through February 23, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available, as well as free tickets for WIC/EBT cardholders.

HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL is Coming to the Mosesian Center for the  Photo HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL is Coming to the Mosesian Center for the Arts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

New Repertory Theatre will present Hair this winter. With MacDermot's groundbreaking music and the show's progressive themes, Hair revolutionized musical theatre as Broadway's first rock musical in 1968. The production runs January 25 through February 23, 2020 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available, as well as free tickets for WIC/EBT cardholders.

MARIE AND ROSETTA Comes to Greater Boston Stage Company Photo MARIE AND ROSETTA Comes to Greater Boston Stage Company
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Greater Boston Stage Company, in collaboration with The Front Porch Arts Collective, presents Marie and Rosetta a?" the story of the groundbreaking musician Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her young protegee Marie Knight. Directed by Pascale Florestal, Marie and Rosetta will feature Lovely Hoffman and Pier Lamia Porter. Performances run October 17 a?" November 10, 2019. The Press Opening is Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00pm.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: This Plant's No Shrinking Violet Photo BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: This Plant's No Shrinking Violet
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 5, 2019

Rachel Bertone has set the bar high for the 45th anniversary season of the Lyric Stage Company with her pitch perfect production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Assuming the mantle of both director and choreographer, with the dependable Dan Rodriguez as music director by her side, Bertone and her design team capture the grit and the innocence of the story set in the early 1960s, while finding ways to punctuate it with flashes of contemporary pizzazz. Puppet designer Cameron McEachern has crafted an Audrey II without gender bias on its menu, and despite being voiced by a woman (Yewande Odetoyinbo), the plant is no shrinking violet.

Cast & Creative Announced For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Lyric Stage Photo Cast & Creative Announced For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At The Lyric Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2019

Casting has been announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith. Directed and Choreographed by Rachel Bertone.

Greater Boston Stage Co Announces Details of Upcoming Season Photo Greater Boston Stage Co Announces Details of Upcoming Season
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2019

Greater Boston Stage Company announces its sixth production of the Mainstage season. In March, the Giving Voice Foundation Trust Drama Series play, The Moors, takes the stage.