Sheryl Lee Ralph News

Date of Birth: December 30, 1956 (58)
Birth Place: Waterbury, CT, USA
Gender: Female
MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heading to Atlanta Next MonthMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heading to Atlanta Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, continues to spread 'DISCO HEAT' across America, and will next play a special one-night-only performance on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM) at The Variety Playhouse (1099 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307). Tickets ($65.00 - $75.00) will go on sale this Friday, August 7th. Visit www.FabulousSylvester.com for tickets and information. (more...)

Musical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an UnderstudyMusical Theatre Historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper Shares 30 Brilliant Reasons to be Excited to See an Understudy
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 9, 2015

As usual, Jennifer Ashley Tepper puts the history of musical theatre into perfect perspective. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TVOne's UNSUNG Features 'MIGHTY REAL', Heading to NYC This MonthSTAGE TUBE: TVOne's UNSUNG Features 'MIGHTY REAL', Heading to NYC This Month
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, was featured on TV One's award-winning series 'Unsung.' The musical's creators Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, along with co-producer Sheryl Lee Ralph, appeared on 'Unsung Revisted' on July 1st -- featuring a follow-up to the series' profile of Sylvester, which inspired Wayne and Bowman to create the musical. Click below to watch the full segment! (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1'MIGHTY REAL...' Creators to Appear on TV One's UNSUNG, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco," Sylvester, will be featured on TV One's award-winning series "Unsung."  (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors Fund Celebrates the Tonys on the West Coast!Photo Flash: Actors Fund Celebrates the Tonys on the West Coast!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Stars of stage, screen and television came out to celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at The Actors Fund's 19th Annual Tony Awards® Viewing Party, held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on June 7, 2015. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month'MIGHTY REAL' to Return to The Gramercy Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, returns to New York City for a special one-night-only performance at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Friday, July 31st, 2015 at 8 PM. (more...)

Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, 6/19-28Stan Zimmerman's 'SUICIDE NOTES' Heads to Hollywood Fringe, 6/19-28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

SUICIDE NOTES: In Their Own Words is a gripping one hour play that uses real suicide notes and performed by four actors in the vein of The Vagina Monologues and Love Letters. Stan Zimmerman, a TV and film veteran and award winning theatre writer/director, returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival for his three straight year. But this time, he departs from his usual comedy ventures to create this unique theatrical piece after loosing a close friend to suicide three years ago. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Coming to Washington, D.C.MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Coming to Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco," Sylvester, returns to Washington, D.C. for one special performance at The Howard Theatre (620 T Street, NW; Washington, D.C. 20001) on Monday, May 25th, 2015 (doors open at 6:00pm; 7:00pm curtain). Tickets are priced from $69.50 - $89.50 and are now on sale online at www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, will come to Philadelphia for one weekend only, performing at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) for five shows only: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 @ 8pm; Saturday, April 4th, 2015 @ 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday, April 5th, 2015 @ 3pm & 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Nikkole Salter and REPAIRING A NATION AT Crossroad's TheatreBWW Interviews: Nikkole Salter and REPAIRING A NATION AT Crossroad's Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 17, 2015

'Repairing a Nation' will be on stage at Crossroads Theatre Company for a limited engagement from 2/26 to 3/8. Broadwayworld.com interviewed playwright, Nikkole Salter about her career and the upcoming show. (more...)

San Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's DaySan Francisco to Celebrate Sylvester With 'MIGHTY REAL DAY' Tomorrow; Musical Begins on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

?The city of San Francisco will honor the legendary disco singer Sylvester, along with the opening of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL -- the acclaimed celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" -- with San Francisco Supervisor, Scott Weiner, set to present a proclamation for "Mighty Real Day: Honoring Sylvester & His Music" on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (Pacific) at Sylvester's star on the Castro Rainbow Honor Walk. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL began performances at the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) on Wednesday, February 11th and will open on Saturday, February 14th, 2015. The limited San Francisco engagement is scheduled through Sunday, March 1st. (more...)

La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

LA MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation present MAMA ROSE (A Solo Musical). This show gives a glimpse of Mr. Waits' life growing up in Buffalo, New York with his own MAMA ROSE, Rose Waits. In this dark comedy you'll find out that this 'southern belle' could have ruled the world...if they had only let her. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL to Return to NYC, Head to San Francisco in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, will return for a special one-night-only event in New York City at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 8 PM. The musical will then take off for a limited engagement in Sylvester's beloved city, San Francisco, where it will play the Brava Theater Center (2781 24th Street) from Wednesday, February 11th - Sunday, March 1at, 2015 (Opening Night: February 14th, 2015). Plans for other engagements in cities across the country - and a return to New York City - will be announced in the New Year. (more...)

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK is ReleasedTHE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

CHATHAM, N.J., Nov. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Secret Life of Walter Newkirk is a new book outlining a story of 17 years of misdiagnosis and over medication. The author was labeled 'bipolar' which led to a breakdown of his private life and 4 hospitalizations. The story spotlights the problem with depression medications and how the medical system deals with unique individuals. Newkirk recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, stopped the depression meds and now has control of his health and is living happily drug free. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New BookDREAMGIRLS, GREY GARDENS, Lena Horne, and More Featured in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

New Book from Theatre/Film/Art Publicist Now Available: THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK by Walter Newkirk. Backstage stories about Lena Horne/LENA HORNE: The Lady & Her Music, Sheryl Lee Ralph/ DREAMGIRLS, Grey Gardens The Musical and The Broadway Annies including Sarah Jessica Parker, Andrea McArdle, Shelley Bruce, Alyson Kirk and Alyson Smith are featured in the new book The Secret LIfe of Walter Newkirk. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE Makes World Premiere at Dixon Place TonightRichard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE Makes World Premiere at Dixon Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Tonight, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

BEAUTY SHOP 25th Anniversary Performance Set for Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 10/24BEAUTY SHOP 25th Anniversary Performance Set for Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Shelly Garrett Entertainment has announced a 25th Anniversary one night only performance of BEAUTY SHOP, written and directed by Shelly Garrett. BEAUTY SHOP will perform on Friday, October 24 at 8pm. This very special 25th anniversary performance will be at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre, 4401 W. 8th St., Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Drag Queens Rule as BITCHESBWW Reviews: Drag Queens Rule as BITCHES
by Gil Kaan - Oct 13, 2014

Writer/director Sean Abley has wisely chosen this troupe of talented actors to be his Bitches. All women characters (performed over-the-top by males in men's clothing) sharply deliver some snappy one-liners with some delicious drag queen bulls-eyed intensities. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Cast Album Now AvailableMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Cast Album Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC announces the release of the original cast recording of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL. Created and directed by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, the critically acclaimed MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL ended a sold-out, limited Off-Broadway engagement on Sunday, October 5th. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend'MIGHTY REAL' to End Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, a musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, will end its critically acclaimed, limited Off-Broadway engagement on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Presented by AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation, the musical was written by and starred Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and was co-directed by Mr. Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, who also designed the show's costumes. Mr. Wayne and Mr. Bowman are currently planning a San Francisco engagement for the show, as well as a return to New York City in 2015. (more...)

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