Kathy Brier Appears on HBO's Boardwalk Empire as Sophie Tucker, 11/14

HAIRSPRAY actress Kathy Brier joined the cast of HBO's Boardwalk Empire on November 14 to star as red hot mama Sophie Tucker and to showcase her vocal talent with the classic tune "Some of These Days." 

From Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of "The Sopranos" and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States.

Among the early critical raves, People called the show "not-to-be-missed," hailing Steve Buscemi's "brilliant, brutally funny performance," while USA Today observed that Boardwalk Empire "looks to be the season's best new show on any outlet." The Philadelphia Inquirer said the series "stands at the pinnacle of TV achievement," with the New York Observer noting, "It's really, really good."

Other stage stand-outs on the show include Michael Stuhlbarg (CABARET, THE PILLOWMAN), Michael Shannon (MISTAKES WERE MADE) and Danny Burstein (WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN).

Boardwalk Empire airs on HBO on Sundays (9 PM EST). For more information about the show, visit www.hbo.com/boardwalk-empire/index.html#/boardwalk-empire/index.html.

Photo Credit: Ben Strothmann

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