Broadway is going full force to show their support for the victims of Orlando. Yesterday it was the Ham4Ham show. The Jason Robert Brown wrote this incredible song which he performed in the Greenwich Village club SubCulture. The cast of On Your Feet! gathered on June 16 with fans at the 9/11 memorial in New York City to sing a tribute to the victims. London’ Prince Edward Theatre and Palace Theatre theatre had rainbow flags as fans gathered on June 13th for a vigil to express solidarity with the Orlando shooting victims.
Now Broadway Records President Van Dean, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley started the initiative Broadway for Orlando with a new single of Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The single is produced in conjunction with Playbill at Avatar Studios and will be available for download at BroadwayRecords.com on June 20 and on iTunes shortly thereafter. All proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
Included in this tribute 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.
An accompanying music video will be released by Playbill at a later date.