Sharon McNight in Red Hot Mama: The Sophie Tucker Songbook
April 18, 2019
Red Hot Mama: The Sophie Tucker Story is the story of the first lady of show business, the “Last of the Red Hot Mamas,” whose remarkable career spanned sixty years. It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway, and Las Vegas in a critically acclaimed one-woman musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Sharon McNight, and featuring over two dozen songs made famous by Tucker, including composers Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Henderson, DeSylva, & Brown, and her 1928 million record seller, Jack Yellen’s “My Yiddishe Mama.”
Sharon McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in Starmites, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut as well. She has six solo recordings to her credit, and has played from the Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall, from Los Angeles to Berlin. She has won six San Francisco Cabaret Gold Awards, a MAC Award, a Bistro Award, and a New York Nightlife Award.
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McNight continues to be one of the wonders of the musical stage.
Los Angeles Times
Here is an extremely versatile artist… she is tireless… first rate vocalist, and totally in command of her audience.
McNight gives the performance of a lifetime [as Sophie Tucker], belting with crystal-breaking authority and then pulling her readings down to intimate, hypnotically compelling whispers.
Los Angeles Times
Without missing a beat, McNight delivers one of the season’s must-see shows.
Chicago Sun Times