Dreamgirls Star Performs Sometimes I Cry Feb. 7 and 9

News   Dreamgirls Star Performs Sometimes I Cry Feb. 7 and 9
 
Sheryl Lee Ralph, who starred as Deena Jones in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls, will offer two benefit performances of Sometimes I Cry Feb. 7 and 9 in Los Angeles.

Sometimes I Cry was also written by actress Ralph, the creator and producer of the acclaimed AIDS musical fundraiser, Divas Simply Singing!. Cry is a narrative piece based on many personal testimonies about facing the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.

The first benefit evening will be presented at 7 PM at Michael Kearn’s Workplace, 3929 Fountain Avenue in Los Angeles. Proceeds will benefit the Black AIDS Institute.

The Feb. 9 performance, also at 7 PM, will be held at the Lucy Florence Coffee House, 4305 Degnan Boulevard at the corner of 43rd Street and Leimert Park in Los Angeles. That evening will benefit Women Alive.

Sheryl Lee Ralph most recently starred on Broadway as Muzzy Van Hossmere in the Tony-winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. She received Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her performance as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls, and she made her Broadway debut in the musical Reggae. Also a star of film and TV, Ralph's screen credits include "Moesha," "The District," "Designing Women," "Deterrence," "To Sleep with Anger," "Sister Act II," "The Flintsones," "The Mighty Quinn" and "Witch Hunt."

For tickets call (323) 293-1356.

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