*Sheree Whitfield of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has taken her first acting job in a new stage production in Garland, Texas.

Miss “Who Gon’ Check Me Boo” will star in playwright Kendrick D. Young’s play, “Heaven I Need A Hug,” which runs from January 19-24 at the Granville Arts Center (300 N. Fifth St.)

R&B star Dave Hollister, Tony Grant (Tyler Perry’s The Marriage Counselor) and Judy Petersen (Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail) are also in “Heaven I Need A Hug,” which tells the story of a championship boxer whose tragic circumstances are ready to explode as he begins the fight of his life to save his marriage, family and future.