Lucille Lortel's White Barn Theatre in Westport, CT, continues its season Aug. 21 and 22, with Sharon McNight, as she takes the stage as Sophie Tucker in Red Hot Mama. McNight will sing such Tucker staples as "My Yiddische Mama" and "Some of These Days." Tickets are tight for Sunday but still generally available for the Saturday show.
Coming up next, Cloris Leachman ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show") will present singer Dinah Englund on Aug. 28 and 29. Englund, who hails from the West coast, will be making her Eastern seaboard debut. Leachman will introduce her and perform as well.
Finally, on Sept. 5, theatre legend June Havoc will be the subject of a special benefit. Many of Havoc's colleagues will pay tribute to the actress, who began her career in vaudeville and whose story is told in the musical Gypsy. A reception will follow.
For details and ticket information call the box office at (203) 227-3768.
-- By Robert Simonson