IOTD …. Image of the day, #625 …. “Love is Love is Love is Love …. Rainbow Hearts …. “!!


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~~February 7, 2017~~ 

FEBRUARY = VALENTINE’S DAY

“Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside,” Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda said, near tears, as he accepted his Tony award for Best Score.

“Now fill the world with music, love, and pride.”

~Lin-Manuel Miranda~

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Broadway for Orlando …. “What the World Needs Now is Love …. “!!


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~~June 22, 2016~~ 

BROADWAY FOR ORLANDO

All-Star “Broadway for Orlando” Single Dropped June 20!

All proceeds from the sale of the star-packed single will benefit the GLBT Center of Central Florida.

Video was recorded on June 15 (three days after the shooting, at Avatar Recording Stuios.

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I was watching the recent Tony Awards show and was glad to hear James Corden dedicated the celebration to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

The Broadway Community spoke in solidaty with the shooting victims.

I later heard that many of the Broadway shows would perforrm together, a la “We Are The World” style.

They would record “What the world needs now is love” generated by this unique performance would go to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

I already downloaded the song.

I’ve been waiting on the video.

As a proud member of the Orlando LGBT community this tragedy hit very close to home.

This action by the Broadway performers strongly touches the heart and leads to some sort of realization that we are not alone.

THANK YOU, BROADWAY!

My very dear frieind/brother Abe lead me to it just now.

Chills, chills, chills.

Here it is.

Hope you enjoy it.

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~~GALLERY~~

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Broadway’s biggest stars united to raise their voices in support of the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre, the worst in U.S. history, that took place at Pulse nightclub June 12—an act that targeted LGBTQ individuals and their allies.

The new benefit single, a recording of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” which is produced in conjunction with Playbill at Avatar Studios, can now be downloaded at BroadwayRecords.com. It will be released on iTunes shortly.

All proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. Broadway Records President Van Dean, musical director/media personality Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley spearhead the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando.

Raising their voices in song are Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Andréa Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Joshua Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Christopher Fitzgerald, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Heather Headley, Nina Hennessy, Megan Hilty, James Monroe Iglehart, Bill Irwin, Carole King, Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, Jennifer Lewis, Zachary Levi, Jose Llana, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Janet Metz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Rory O’Malley, Orfeh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard,Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, Lillias White, Marissa Jaret Winokur, B.D. Wong and Tony Yazbeck.

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What the World Needs Now is Love” was originally written by Bacharach with original lyrics by Hal David.

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http://www.playbill.com/article/all-star-broadway-for-orlando-single-drops-today

We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!

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What The World Needs Now is Love

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~~Published on Jun 19, 2016~~

“The Broadway community was so terribly shaken and devastated by the horrific tragedy in Orlando.

Everyone wanted to do something as quickly as possible that would truly make a difference,” Rudetsky said in a statement.

“Our community of artists has banded together as we always do to show we can end this cycle of violence and intolerance.

Love WILL prevail!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Sonnet/Speech …. “Love is Love is Love is Love …. “!!


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~~June 13, 2016~~ 

TONY AWARDS 2016

On Sunday, June 12, when Mr. Miranda accepted his award for best score for “Hamilton” at the Tony Awards, his second Tony win in this category, he said he was too old to freestyle.

So he wrote a sonnet instead, addressing his love for his wife, Vanessa Nadal, as well as the shooting massacre that left 50 people dead early Sunday in Orlando, Fla.

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My wife’s the reason anything gets done
She nudges me towards promise by degrees
She is a perfect symphony of one
Our son is her most beautiful reprise.
We chase the melodies that seem to find us
Until they’re finished songs and start to play
When senseless acts of tragedy remind us
That nothing here is promised, not one day.
This show is proof that history remembers
We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.
I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story
Now fill the world with music, love and pride.

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~Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Sonnet/Speech from the 2016 Tonys~

~~Published on Jun 12, 2016~~

God bless you, Lin-Manuel. Pray for Orlando.Pray for an end to hate in all its twisted forms. And most importantly, pray for love.

I haven’t been fortunate enough to see Lin-Manuel in Hamilton (and I’m sure now I never will)… But the first time I saw him interviewed, I became a huge fan. And my love for him grows more and more with every public statement he makes.
Passion for your art is a rare, beautiful, and precious thing. I’ve never seen anyone exude passion — and COMPASSION — as much as Lin-Manuel does.

This sonnet is (rightfully) getting worldwide attention, but you can find the same humanity throughout his work, and his life.
We so rarely reward art in its purest, most authentic form. For that reason alone, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s well-deserved success feels like a victory for artistic souls everywhere. I hope he never stops creating, and inspiring, and challenging us to do better.

Thanks for reading this far. Thanks for the upvotes and comments. Please keep the discussion civil. Above all, take care of each other.
Rich Challen

6-13-16

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To start the day …. “James Corden …. Broadway Carpool Karaoke”!!


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~~June 10, 2016~~ 

JAMES CORDEN AND THE TONY AWARDS

I don’t usually follow award shows.

However, this introduction to what is scheduled for this Sunday, promises lots of fun.

There’s something about James Corden’s trademark “Carpool Karaoke“.

Take a look.

Hope you enjoy!

HortyRex©

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James Corden Will Host the 2016 Tony Awards

Tony Award winner James Corden, who emcees “The Late Late Show” on CBS, will host the 70th Annual Tony Awards this June, Sunday 12.

No road rage here:

“Late Late Show ” host James Corden, who is emceeing this year’s Tony Awards ceremony (airing on CBS on Sunday, June 12), brought his trademark “Carpool Karaoke” to the streets of New York City, where — by pure serendipity! — he was able to offer rides to some of Broadway’s leading luminaries.

Riding along with Corden are the stars of four of this year’s most acclaimed productions

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the musical “Hamilton,” nominated for a record 16 Tonys

Alexander Hamilton: A life made for the stage (“Sunday Morning,” 03/08/15)
The making of the “Hamilton” cast album (“60 Minutes,” 01/10/16)

Six-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald, starring these year in the musical “Shuffle Along

“Shuffle Along”: Re-imagining Broadway history (“Sunday Morning,” 12/20/15)
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald and Billy Porter on bringing “Shuffle Along” to life (“Sunday Morning,” 12/19/15)
Broadway baby Audra McDonald (“Sunday Morning,” 05/25/14)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, a Drama Desk Award-winner for Outstanding Solo Performance for “Fully Committed“;

Jesse Tyler Ferguson on his work husband, foodie antics (CBS News, 05/27/16)

Jane Krakowski, nominated for a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony for “She Loves Me.”

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~~Broadway Carpool Karaoke~~

~~Published on Jun 6, 2016~~

With James Corden hosting the Tony Awards, he calls on Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jane Krakowski to get him through New York traffic while they sing tunes from Hamilton, Les Misérables and other Broadway classics.

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