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Tony Nominee & MOTOWN Star Valisia LeKae to Attend National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 8th Annual RunTony Nominee & MOTOWN Star Valisia LeKae to Attend National Ovarian Cancer Coalition's 8th Annual Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Early this year Valisia joined forces with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) to play one of the most important roles of her life, and plans to win! As the organization's Spokesperson, Valisia has been particularly busy raising awareness about the disease this month, which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. (more...)

Broadway's Valisia LeKae to Attend NOCC Long Island Chapter's 2014 Run/Walk, 9/27Broadway's Valisia LeKae to Attend NOCC Long Island Chapter's 2014 Run/Walk, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Grammy and Tony Award Nominee, Valisia LeKae, was starring in the Broadway role of a lifetime, playing Diana Ross in “MOTOWN THE MUSICAL.” Then Valisia was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. (more...)

Valisia LeKae to Attend the NOCC Delaware Valley Chapter's 16th Annual Run/Walk, 9/13Valisia LeKae to Attend the NOCC Delaware Valley Chapter's 16th Annual Run/Walk, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

DALLAS, TX (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Red Carpet Fashions of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!Photo Coverage: The Red Carpet Fashions of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by Walter McBride - Jun 25, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened just last week, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet to capture all of the opening night fashions! Check out full photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2014

The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to celebrate. Below, check out interviews with Valisia LeKae, Sam Rockwell, Condola Rashad, Constantine Maroulis and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 20, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Broadway Star, NOCC National Spokesperson and Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Valisia LeKae, to Attend N.VA Chapter's Annual Run/Walk, 5/18Broadway Star, NOCC National Spokesperson and Ovarian Cancer Survivor, Valisia LeKae, to Attend N.VA Chapter's Annual Run/Walk, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Dallas, TX (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/14 - Drama Desk Reception, Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE & More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/14 - Drama Desk Reception, Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE & More!
by Jessica Showers - May 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: the 2014 Drama Desk Award nominees reception is today, plus Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE opens tonight at the City Center! (more...)

BWW TV: Tony Nominee Valisia LeKae Raises Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Mount Sinai PSABWW TV: Tony Nominee Valisia LeKae Raises Ovarian Cancer Awareness in Mount Sinai PSA
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2014

A 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment program aired for the first time Thursday, May 1, on the iconic Toshiba Vision LED signboards in the heart of Times Square, New York City. The PSA will continue to broadcast every six minutes, 24-hours per day through May 15th. David Fishman, MD, Director and Founder of the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program, Valisia LeKae, Broadway actress and ovarian cancer survivor and Toshiba executives unveiled the PSA with a countdown. BroadwayWorld brings you the powerful PSA below. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Tony Nominees Meet the Press, 'RED-EYE' Opens Off-Broadway and More!WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Tony Nominees Meet the Press, 'RED-EYE' Opens Off-Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: yesterday's Tony nominees meet the press, and we'll be bringing you TONS of coverage! (more...)

Valisia LeKae to Appear in Ovarian Cancer PSAValisia LeKae to Appear in Ovarian Cancer PSA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Broadway star Valisia LeKae, a 2013 Tony Award ® nominee for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Diana Ross in Motown: The Musical and an ovarian cancer survivor, joins her gynecological oncologist David Fishman, MD, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive science at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Director and Founder of the Mount Sinai Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment Program, and executives from Toshiba, for the 10-second countdown to the debut of a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA) promoting Ovarian Cancer Awareness on the Toshiba Vision Screens on Thursday, May 1, 9:59:50 a.m., at 46th Street and 7th Avenue. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Valisia LeKae Announces She Is Cancer-Free!Twitter Watch: Valisia LeKae Announces She Is Cancer-Free!
by BWW Staff - Apr 29, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Valisia LeKae wrote 'A year ago today I was Nom 4 @TheTonyAwards. In Dec I was diagnosed w/ #ovariancancer ! Today I received the news that I am #CANCERFREE ! Broadway star Valisia LeKae visited the Emmy-winning Syndicated daytime talk show, THE DOCTORS, today, Friday, February 28 to discuss her recent ovarian cancer diagnosis. In the interview below, LeKae opens up about the incredible progress she's made on her road to recover, and most importantly, confirms she's doing 'very, very well.' A 2013 Tony Award nominee for her performance as Diana Ross, LeKae announced last December that she had to withdraw from the Broadway production for medical reasons, later confirming her departure in a statement on her personal Facebook page that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The actress shares her story with the doctors and updates her prognosis.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2014

The red carpet was filled with Broadway stars last night, as they gathered for opening night of Of Mice and Men, featuring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet at the Longacre Theatre and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for OF MICE AND MEN's Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2014

All of Broadway's biggest stars converged at the Longacre Theatre last night to celebrate the Broadway opening of Of Mice and Men, directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro and starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, and Leighton Meester. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the evening's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Valisia Lekae, Denis O'Hare, James Earl Jones, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul & more! (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

MOTOWN Cast Members Set for 6th Annual Visible Ink Event TonightMOTOWN Cast Members Set for 6th Annual Visible Ink Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL cast members Rebecca Covington, Marva Hicks, Crystal Joy, Mykal Kilgore, Julius Thomas III, and Donald Webber, Jr. will appear at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center this evening when the Visible Ink writing program holds its sixth annual staged reading of unforgettable, inspiring, and hilarious works by patients. (more...)

BWW TV: Valisia LeKae Discusses Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis on THE DOCTORS: 'I'm Doing Very, Very Well'BWW TV: Valisia LeKae Discusses Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis on THE DOCTORS: 'I'm Doing Very, Very Well'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2014

Broadway star Valisia LeKae visited the Emmy-winning syndicated daytime talk show, THE DOCTORS, today, Friday, February 28 to discuss her recent ovarian cancer diagnosis. In the interview below, LeKae opens up about the incredible progress she's made on her road to recover, and most importantly, confirms she's doing 'very, very well.' (more...)

MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae to Discuss Cancer Diagnosis on THE DOCTORS, 2/28MOTOWN's Valisia LeKae to Discuss Cancer Diagnosis on THE DOCTORS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Broadway star Valisia LeKae ('Motown The Musical') visits the Emmy-winning syndicated daytime talk show, THE DOCTORS, tomorrow, Friday, February 28 (check your local listings) to discuss her recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Star Valisia LeKae Named National Spokesperson for Ovarian Cancer CoalitionMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Star Valisia LeKae Named National Spokesperson for Ovarian Cancer Coalition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

One of Broadway's brightest lights has joined forces with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition as National Spokesperson, to play one of the most important roles of her life, and plans to win! (more...)

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