A recent guest at After Party was the comic actress Jackie Hoffman, now playing Grandma in “The Addams Family” on Broadway. Ms. Hoffman said her main reason for performing was to promote her CD of original songs. But she acknowledged that playing in front of a small crowd was intimate in a way the large Lunt-Fontanne Theater, where “The Addams Family” is playing, was not.
““In the show I’m in now I’m not a star,” she said. “But if I go to some low-end cabaret night, I can be the star.””