July 20, 2012
-- Lanham, Md. - Award-winning actor and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph will appear at Safeway’s M St. SW store and the Georgetown “Social” Safeway on Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, July 28, respectively, to sign her new book Redefining Diva:Life Lessons from the Original Dreamgirl. Both of the book signings will begin at 11 a.m.
Ms. Ralph has enjoyed a long and successful career on stage, screen and television with her role in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls being her most notable. Her other credits from an extensive body of work include roles on Moesha, Designing Women, It’s A Living, ER and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her list of accolades also includes awards for Best Actress (Dreamgirls)
and Best Supporting Actress (To Sleep With Anger). She has also founded the Diva Foundation, a national charitable organization which promotes AIDS awareness as a memorial to the many friends she lost to HIV/AIDS.
In her new book, which will be sold at Safeway during the event, Ms. Ralph shares her secrets on love, life and Hollywood surrounding the production of Dreamgirls. She reveals her thoughts on Jennifer Holliday and Michael Bennett, the show’s director and choreographer, along with offering stories about Diana Ross.
Safeway’s Eastern Division employs approximately 18,000 people and currently operates 132 stores, including five Genuardi's Markets in New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania, with 66 Safeway stores in Maryland, 43 in Virginia, 14 in the District of Columbia and four in Delaware.