~~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.
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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Andy Marlette Cartoonist
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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.
“What the World Needs Now is Love” was originally written by Bacharach with original lyrics by Hal David.
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
We ALL are connected through MUSIC!!
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~~Broadway for Orlando~~
What The World Needs Now is Love
~~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!”
We ALL are connected through HUMANITY!!
We ALL are ONE!!