Who’s ready to funk?! Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical begins off-Broadway performances on September 5. The tuner features music by the legendary performer and a book by Anthony Wayne, who takes on the titular role. Wayne also co-directs alongside Kendrell Bowman. Opening night is set for September 14 at Theatre at St. Clement’s, where it will run through October 5.
Mighty Real uses Sylvester’s music to celebrate the life of the “Queen of Disco.” Through his trials and tribulations and his glitzy, glamorous lifestyle, he was a symbol for fabulousness and a pioneer in the LGBTQ community. His many disco classics include "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," "Dance (Disco Heat)," "Do Ya Wanna Funk" and "Can't Stop Dancing."
In addition to Wayne, the cast of Mighty Real features Anastacia McCleskey and Jacqueline B. Arnold as Izora and Martha—better known as the Weather Girls, as well as DeAnne Stewart and Jack Fuller.