Sheryl Lee News

In Performance Video: MIGHTY REAL's Anthony Wayne Performs 'You Make Me Feel'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

This week's New York Times In Performance video features actor Anthony Wayne and pianist Anthony Miller in a performance of "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" from "Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical," (more...)

Author Walter Newkirk to Talk GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical and HBO Film in Chatham, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

On Thursday, October 2 at 12:30pm Senior Services of the Chatham's in Chatham, NJ welcomes Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens for a lecture about Grey Gardens: the critically acclaimed documentary, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winning HBO film film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A free screening of the HBO film will be presented followed by a Q&A session with Walter, an expert on all things Grey Gardens. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Opening Night of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as '(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real,' 'Dance (Disco Heat),' 'Do Ya Wanna Funk,' and 'You Are My Friend.' MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction byAnthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography byAnastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. The production opened on September 14 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. Check out highlights from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as '(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real,' 'Dance (Disco Heat),' 'Do Ya Wanna Funk,' and 'You Are My Friend.' MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne(Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction byAnthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography byAnastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. The production opened last night, September 14 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street). Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, 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...)

Nickelodeon Renews INSTANT MOM for Third Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Nickelodeon has ordered a 20-episode third season of its hit family comedy Instant Mom for Nick at Nite and NickMom, it was announced today by Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's President of Content Development and Production. Beginning Oct. 2, season two of Instant Mom will premiere in its new timeslot on Nick at Nite, Thursdays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The series also airs during the adult-targeted NickMom nighttime comedy block on the Nick Jr. channel. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Begins Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

AnthonyKen LLC and Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation present the Off-Broadway premiere of MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970s "Queen of Disco" Sylvester, featuring classic songs such as "(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real," "Dance (Disco Heat)," "Do Ya Wanna Funk," and "You Are My Friend." MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL stars Anthony Wayne (Pippin, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Sylvester. MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL has a book by Anthony Wayne, direction by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman, choreography by Anastacia McCleskey, and musical direction by Alonzo Harris. Previews begin Off-Broadway at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 W. 46th Street) on Friday, September 5, 2014. The limited-engagement is scheduled through Sunday, October 5th. The Press Opening is Sunday, September 14th at 7PM. Tickets, which are priced from $25 - $84.50, are on sale now by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.FabulousSylvester.com. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Jermaine Jackson, George Takei, Rex Smith Featured on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey interviews Jermaine Jackson about life after Michael; plus, more updates with Ali Landry, “Star Trek's” George Takei and teen idol Rex Smith (more...)

First Look - Randy Jackson Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW, 8/10
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," Oprah Winfrey interviews former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, August 25, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 04, 2014

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, August 25, 2014! (more...)

Brandy, Lorenzo Lamas Featured on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey sits down for a one-on-one interview with Grammy-winning singer Brandy (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Fran Drescher Goes Backstage at CINDERELLA on WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," Oprah Winfrey sits down for a one-on-one interview with fashion designer Nicole Richie; plus, more updates continue with actress Fran Drescher and comedian Tom Green, airing Sunday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive preview clip of Drescher backstage at the Broadway Theatre, where she just concluded her run as 'Madame' in Cinderella! (more...)

MEET & GREET to Return at Theatre Asylum, Opening 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

After playing to sold out crowds at the recent 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, the new hit comedy play - MEET & GREET returns for an extended run at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space in Hollywood. The Encore! Producers' Award winner was written by t.v. veterans Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls) & Christian McLaughlin (Married with Children, Desperate Housewives) and directed by Stan Zimmerman (Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Blink & You Might Miss Me, A Tuna Christmas). The outrageous comedy features an all star cast, including Daniele Gaither (Mad TV, Groundlings), Teresa Ganzel (Wall-E, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson), Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood, General Hospital), Vicki Lewis (NewsRadio, Chicago on Broadway) and Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars). It runs for only twenty-four performances at Theatre Asylum-Elephant Space, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles from Friday August 1st to Sunday September 21st with three performances per weekend, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door. (more...)

Signed Copies of Walter Newkirk's 'memoraBEALEia' Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

On Saturday, July 19 @ 7pm, The Staten Island GLBT Center on Victory Boulevard in Staten Island welcomed Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens Mr. Newkirk's book is endorsed by Broadway veterans Scott Frankel, Michael Korie ,Doug Wright, and Christine Ebersole ; of the Tony award winning Grey Gardens musical , Bryan Batt, star of the AMC TV-series MAD MEN, and Tony nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph ( Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie). (more...)

Sneak Peek - Louie Anderson, Jaclyn Smith & More on OPRAH WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

An all-new episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” with Jaclyn Smith, Sheila E. and Louie Anderson airs this Sunday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Staten Island GLBTQ Center to Welcome Walter Newkirk for memoraBEALEia Book Signing and Screening of GREY GARDENS, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

On Saturday, July 19 at 7pm, The Staten Island GLBTQ Center is featuring very special guest Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens, as he takes you into the world of Grey Gardens. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Sheryl Lee Ralph Shows Off Her Tony Nomination, Talks DREAMGIRLS on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

On all-new episode of 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' Broadway's original 'Dreamgirl,' Sheryl Lee Ralph shows off her Tony nomination, which still hangs in her home day, and reflects on the continued success of DREAMGIRLS since its premiere in 1981. Check out a sneak peek of her appearance below! (more...)

Captivating Photos Of Original Broadway DREAMGIRLS Rehearsal & Production Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2014

A captivating and compelling collection of photos depicting the original Broadway production of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's multi-Tony Award-winning music industry musical DREAMGIRLS are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

New Book About Backstage Theatre/Film Stories THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

In his forthcoming memoir, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER NEWKIRK, a veteran publicist confronts all aspects of his life including bouts with depression from 1978-2013, 4 hospitalizations between 2004-2012, the paralyzing and overwhelming fear of becoming homeless in 2011, his gay relationships from 1978-present day, in addition to his PR career in the fine and performing arts with backstage stories. (more...)

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