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Theater: “Motown” Star Valisia LeKae Leaving Show for Health Reasons; Actress Announces She Has Ovarian Cancer

Actress Valisia LeKae, who earned a Tony Award nomination for her sparkling portrayal of singer Diana Ross in Broadway’s “Motown: The Musical,” announced today that she was leaving the show … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: NPR Interview with Condola Rashad

  Actress Condola Rashad, who is currently performing on Broadway opposite Orlando Bloom in “Romeo and Juliet,” was recently interviewed on NPR’s “Tell Me More.” The wide ranging interview with … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: Condola Rashad Talks ‘Romeo,’ Family and Music

Actress Condola Rashad has been garnering praise for her performance opposite Orlando Bloom in “Romeo and Juliet” now playing on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In this Q&A with … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: Inglehart to Star on Broadway in “Aladdin”

It’s official. James Monroe Inglehart will play the Genie in the new Broadway production of Disney’s “Aladdin,” scheduled to come to Broadway next year. Inglehart, most recently seen on Broadway … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Theater: Condola Rashad Talks About ‘Romeo and Juliet’

“Shakespeare was on my dream list,” Condola Rashad tells the New York Daily News. More “Romeo and Juliet” stories are coming out like this Sept. 15 piece from The New … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · Leave a comment
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