50 years in 50 weeks: 2015's Sylvester musical

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Wednesday February 9, 2022
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50 years in 50 weeks: 2015's Sylvester musical

In an interview published in February 2015, Richard Dodds talked to Anthony Wayne, the creator and star of the rousing Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, which was performed at Brava Theater. Lacking career opportunities, Wayne made and crowd-funded his own show about the late famed Black gay disco and R&B singer, which led to sold-out shows at multiple venues.

In the musical, Wayne said, "We also show you the heart and the soul of the man behind the glitz and the glamor. We have spoken to his family and friends and managers. He takes you through his journey through life, his love life, and even the hard times. People really come out of the show feeling liberated, and feeling they can live their best life, because that's what Sylvester did."

Read Anthony Wayne's interview with Richard Dodds at https://www.ebar.com/arts_&_culture/theater/233094

Read the February 5, 2015 edition of the B.A.R. at issuu.com/bayareareporter/docs/bayareareporter