Hairspray's Kathy Brier Will Be Sophie Tucker in HBO Series; Concert Date, Too

News   Hairspray's Kathy Brier Will Be Sophie Tucker in HBO Series; Concert Date, Too
 
Former "One Life to Live" star Kathy Brier, who made her Broadway bow in Hairspray, recently filmed an appearance on the upcoming new HBO series "Boardwalk Empire."
Kathy Brier
Kathy Brier Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Brier, according to her mass e-mail, portrayed the legendary Sophie Tucker for the cable series. "I had a blast playing her," Brier explains, "[and] am also planning to put together a stage show of her songbook in NYC and perform it sometime around the time my appearance airs on HBO." Brier will also be joined by Kassie DePaiva ("One Life to Live") and Bobbie Eakes ("All My Children") for a May 1 concert at the Largo Community Center in Florida; show time is 2 PM. Proceeds will benefit MyHopeChest.org. For more information call Patti at (727) 410-0427 or Barbie at (727) 410-0424.

Kathy Brier's New York stage credits include Hairspray, Bat Boy and The Prince and the Pauper.

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