Jackie Curtis performed as both a man and a woman throughout his career, stating, "I'm not a boy, not a girl. I'm just me, Jackie." He was, in fact, a fixture during those radical years in New York's clubs and theatres, including La MaMa.
Wittman, winner of the Tony Award for Best Score for Hairspray and songwriter for the NBC series Smash, created Jukebox Jackie, having experienced and been influenced by Curtis's work as a writer and a performer.
Jukebox Jackie is collaged by Scott Wittman and Tony Zanetta, designed by Scott Pask, with lighting by Aaron Spivey, costumes by Rita Ryack, staged by Joey Pizzi and musical directed by Lance Horne.