12/26/2013 09:06 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

'Motown: The Musical' Diva Valisia LeKae Opens Up About Cancer Battle And Love From The Broadway Community

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Earlier this year, Valisia LeKae made a splash on The Great White Way playing — what many thought was to be — the role of her lifetime as Diana Ross in Motown The Musical. A little over six months after the Berry Gordy-produced show became one of Broadway's biggest box-office hits of 2013, the Tony Award-nominated performer discovered she has ovarian cancer.

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