By Karu F. Daniels
27 Nov 2013
Hearty renditions of pop music anthems and signature songs popularized by legendary chart-toppers won't just be heard on televised singing competitions, oldie radio stations or in karaoke halls anymore. They're being played all over stages this season — via musicals featuring the likenesses of some of the greatest ladies the music industry has ever known.
Playbill.com offers a look at some of the women bringing the hit parade to the Great White Way.
Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross
Motown The Musical, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
LeKae's dream of meeting her idol came true on opening night last spring. "I remember her running over to me and saying some things, but it was blurred because I was so enamored with her." Ross has seen the show on more than one occasion but they still have yet to have a tête-à-tête. The ambitious LeKae is optimistic that when they do, it should lead to much more. "If she ever decides to do her movie, then I'll get to have a sit-down with her because I would hope that she would allow me to bring her life to the big screen one day." LeKae's original plans to come to New York to be a singer didn't pan out, but there is a bright side. "I never became a recording artist but I do get to play one onstage eight shows a week."Continued...