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Cheryl Ann Allen Will Star in Pair of Shows in the Upcoming Months in NYC

by BWW News Desk Cheryl Ann Allen will star in two shows this November and December. On November 12 at 3PM she will bring back her beloved one woman tribute Sophie Tucker In Person at the Ziegfeld Society at Lang Hall at Hunter College, 69th and Lexington. Tickets are $23 and available by visiting theziegfeldsociety.com. [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Critics|0 Comments

Myra Chanin

The Great Sophie Tucker Returns Almost in Person! October 4, 2015 By Myra Chanin The Great Sophie Tucker may have gone to her reward 50 years ago but she was certainly alive and kickin’ at Don’t Tell Mama where the Red Hot Mama was portrayed by Cheryl Ann Allen a few nights ago. Ms. Allen [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Critics|0 Comments

Robert Windeler

Bearing an uncanny physical resemblance to her zaftig and otherwise larger-than-life subject, Cheryl Ann Allen, in her current show at Don’t Tell Mama, nearly lives up to the title “Sophie Tucker in Person.” Not only does Allen look and dress the part, she sings like Tucker and has even nailed Sophie’s wheezy speaking voice. Written [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Critics, homepage|0 Comments

David Noh

I was utterly delighted by Cheryl Ann Allen’s “Sophie Tucker In Person” at the Players Theater on October 23. Written and directed by Ian Finkel, son of the beloved veteran actor Fyvush, Allen richly captured Tucker’s stentorian, heavily exhalatory delivery, sang with a better, more powerful voice than Sophie herself, and convulsed us with lines [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Critics|0 Comments

Steve Ross

"I thought the show was absolutely marvelous. All the more powerful with your extraordinary pianist as the orchestra. Man he SOITENLY has that full, take-no-prisoners style down pat. But the main attraction was you, my dear. WHAT a singer! Chops for days as they say but not only that – your acting skills enabled us [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Critics|0 Comments

Elizabeth Ahlfors

Sophie Tucker’s theme song, “Some of These Days,” by Shelton Brooks, is one of the milestones the legendary performer credited to her best friend, Mollie Elkins, her African American maid. After being coerced into listening to the song, said Tucker, she knew it was a song that would be remembered through the years. Just as [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Critics|0 Comments

Ted Merwin

Ted Merwin Special To The Jewish Week Cheryl Ann Allen portrays Sophie Tucker in one-night revue. She broke taboos by publicly celebrating her body at a time when women were expected to be quiet and demure. Now Sophie Tucker, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” comes back to life for one night only in [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Critics|0 Comments