Ray Donovan’s Sheryl Lee Ralph Revives Sylvester Musical Off-Broadway


Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical is headed Off-Broadway later this year for a second round, after previous sold out runs in New York, Miami and Washington D.C. The musical tells the story of Sylvester–a man who was unapologetic about who we was–through his music and point of view amidst the highs, lows, glitz and glam.

Joining forces with AnthonyKen, LLC. as a producing partner is original Dreamgirl, Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation.. Ralph’s 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 heating up the screen with Jon Voight, and also Nickelodeon’s new hit Instant Mom with Tia Mowry.

Sylvester the Musical

Anthony Wayne as Sylvester

For those who may not know, 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.

Sylvester died of complications caused by HIV so, this is the perfect marriage. Click here if you’re interested in donating to The D.I.V.A. Foundation.

And for theater enthusiasts who want to have a fabulous time…

Mighty Real starts previews on September 5th at the Theatre at St. Clements. Group Tickets (10+) are on sale now. Individual Tickets go on Sale June 2nd. Visit www.FABULOUSSYLVESTER.com for more information.

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