Cheryl Ann Allen stars as Sophie Tucker in Person The Players Theatre

Three Performances ONLY!

Sunday, October 2; Sunday, October 9 & Sunday October 23 at 6PM

New York: Cheryl Ann Allen brings to life the music, humor and drama of one of the greatest stars in show business “Sophie Tucker” in Sophie Tucker in Person written and directed by Ian Finkel. From the Vaudeville era to the Ed Sullivan Show, the audience will be dazzled and enthralled seeing Ms. Tucker brought back to the stage through her great music and anecdotes of her life. Ms. Tucker is accompanied by her pianist and confidant Mr. Ted Shapiro. During her performance, the audience will be transported to an era of entertainment where great songs and humor will leave them with laughs, tears and warm memories. Sophie Tucker in Person will play at The Players Theatre, Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre (115 MacDougal Street) for three Sundays in October (10/2, 10/9, 10/23) at 6PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by visiting or by calling Ovation Tix at 866-811-4111.

Sophie Tucker immigrated to the United States and settled with her family in Hartford, Connecticut, where she helped out at her parents’ kosher diner and rooming house. Surrounded by theater performers at a young age, Tucker began singing for her customers. After a failed marriage, Tucker moved to New York and got a vaudeville job. First performing in blackface, she soon began singing the songs that made her famous, including “Some of These Days” and “My Yiddishe Momma,” throughout the world. She performed in several films in the 1930s and 1940s. Tucker challenged stereotypes of age, size and gender and one historian has labeled her a feminist of pop culture.

“From the moment she appears on stage (to wild applause for the initial illusion as a dead ringer for Ms. Tucker), Ms. Allen mimics Ms. Tuckers voice and mannerisms to perfection, transporting us to a bygone era when the mere mention of a love affair was taboo.” NiteLife Exchange; “Cheryl Ann Allen takes care to bring the spirit of the vaudeville era, on and off the stage, and reveal the tenaciousness of the iconic Sophie Tucker.” Cabaret Scenes

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