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Recent Les Mis Star Nikki M. James Helps Raise Money for Creative Alternatives of New York

The organization hosted a screening of the new film To Russia With Love.

Tony Award winner Nikki M. James, who recently completed a run on Broadway in Les Misérables, helped raise funds for Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) through a screening of the documentary To Russia With Love on January 14 at the Engelman Recital Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center.

Nikki M. James (center) and friends of CANY at a screening of To Russia With Love.
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CANY empowers trauma survivors through drama therapy. To Russia With Love, a documentary by Sundance Productions, follows Olympic skater Johnny Weir and other LGBT athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi as they choose whether to risk their own safety by speaking out against Russia's anti-gay laws.

Alissa Desmarais (CANY executive director), Molly O'Keefe, Nikki M. James, and Deena Goodman (CANY junior board event chairs) attended the To Russia With Love event.
(© CANY)