Soho Playhouse presents Melanie Gall in a one-woman bio-show about vaudeville legend Sophie Tucker. More…
Gall takes the stage as Tucker, who recaps her rise through early 20th century vaudeville, cabaret, and Hollywood. The cabaret format allows Gall to fully inhabit the star, relating the indignities of being forced to perform in blackface and getting fired for being plus-size, telling jokes that would make Joan Rivers blush, and singing ‘20s standards and her signature bawdy love songs.
See it if If you want to buy this emerging actress's music CD.
Don't see it if Actress is completely miscast - a young college student playing someone who was supposed to be a raunchy older woman. Total misfire.