Produced by AnthonyKen LLC And Sheryl Lee Ralph/The Diva Foundation, Mighty Real is, "the brand new musical that celebrates the life of the original 1970's disco queen Sylvester. It tells the life story of the 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, through his music and his point of view. Beyond all the trials and tribulations of his life – and the glitz and glamour of his lifestyle – Sylvester was not only a symbol for being fabulous, but also a pioneer in the LGBTQ community for showing, unapologetically, you have to be true to who you are."
In addition to cast members Wayne, McCleskey and Arnold Mighty Real also features DeAnne Stewart and Jack Fuller who will allow, "Sylvester’s classic songs to enter your ears, soar through your heart, and inspire your soul."
Music is by Sylvester. Book is by Anthony Wayne. Mighty Real is directed by Anthony Wayne and Kendrell Bowman. Choreography is by Anastacia McCleskey and musical direction is by Jason Patterson.
Previews begin Sept. 5 with an opening on Sept. 14. The show is scheduled for an Off-Broadway run through Oct. 5.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.