MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Set to Open Off-Broadway this Fall
MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL is preparing to come OFF-BROADWAY! This INCREDIBLE show comes back to New York after SOLD OUT runs in NYC, Miami and Washington, D.C.
MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL is a Musical, written by Anthony Wayne, which tells the life story of Sylvester through his music and his point of view. Beyond all the trials, tribulations, glitz and glamour of his lifestyle, he was a symbol for being FABULOUS, but, also, a symbol for unapologetically being who he was. The words and music of this show will enter your ear, soar through your heart and inspire your soul. It's GUARANTEED to have EVERYONE dancing in the aisles. Broadway Star Anthony Wayne (Broadway's "PIPPIN", "PRISCILLA", "Anything Goes" ) sings, lives and breathes life as the 1970's Disco Singer SYLVESTER. The show, also, features Broadway's Anastacia McCleskey ("PRISCILLA"; "HAIR", "Book Of Mormon") and Jacqueline B. Arnold ("We Will Rock You", "PRISCILLA") as The Two Tons of Fun/Weather Girls.
Taking the reigns as Costume Designer is Wayne's life partner Celebrity Stylist Kendrell Bowman (Recording Artists K. Michelle, Kanye West, David Banner, Lauriana Mae). Both Wayne & Bowman have stunned the masses with their collaborative Directorial Debut. Together, Wayne and Bowman create a memorable experience that takes the audience through the Essence that is SYLVESTER. They are, also, Head Producers of the show and make up the team AnthonyKen, LLC.
The entire Creative Team and Additional Cast information will be announced at a later date.
Joining forces with AnthonyKen, LLC. as a producing partner is Original Dreamgirl, Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation.. With continued success on stage, screen, television and music along with her philanthropic endeavors, Sheryl Lee Ralph has never been one to rest on her laurels. Her award-winning work includes creating the role of Deena Jones in the legendary Broadway musical "Dreamgirls", and earning Best Actress nods for Tony and Drama Desk Awards. She returned to Broadway in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" portraying the sassy chanteuse Muzzy Van Hossmere. Miss Ralph can currently be seen in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" heats up the screen with Jon Voight and also Nickelodeons new hit "Instant Mom" with Tia Mowry.
The D.I.V.A. Foundation (Divinely Inspired Victoriously AIDS Aware) is a national not-for-profit 501C (3) charitable organization founded by Sheryl Lee Ralph in 1990 as a memorial to the many friends she lost to AIDS as an original company member of "Dreamgirls." The organization focuses on generating resources and coordinating artistic activities to create awareness of and combat HIV/AIDS. The D.I.V.A. Foundation utilizes music and entertainment as a vehicle to inform, educate and erase the stigma attached to this deadly disease.
"As we acknowledge National AIDS Awareness Day, I know Sylvester is singing and dancing under that great disco ball in heaven and we prepare to light up Broadway with his music and memory." Said Ralph
Join in the experience with Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation and make a MIGHTY REAL donation: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sheryl-lee-ralph-sylvester-musical?show_todos=true
MIGHTY REAL is set to start previews September 5th, 2014 and Opening Night is September 12th, 2014 at the Theatre at St. Clements.