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Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nicole Kidman, Idina Menzel, and much more to record song for Orlando victims

Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nicole Kidman, Idina Menzel, and much more to record song for Orlando victims


Broadway’s stars are uniting to record an legendary song to profit the sufferers and groups of the Orlando nightclub shooting.

Over 60 stars will work a protective cover from the 1965 track “Exactly what the World Needs Now’s Love” penned by Hal David and Burt Bacharach, initially done by Jackie DeShannon. Playbill reports proceeds will visit the Gay and lesbian Center of Orlando, that has been supplying the groups of victims with support and crisis counseling. A GoFundMe page has additionally been launched additionally.

Artists adding include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Idina Menzel, Matthew Broderick, Nicole Kidman, Gloria Estefan, Sutton Promote, Jane Krakowski, Megan Hilty, Rosie Perez, Wayne Brady, Sarah Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Rosie O’Donnell, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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The work, entitled Broadway for Orlando, was initiated by Broadway Records President Van Dean, music director/radio host Seth Rudetsky and the husband, producer James Wesley inspired by 1985’s “We’re the planetInch benefit for Africa.

“The Broadway community am terribly shaken and devastated through the terrible tragedy in Orlando. Everybody wanted to behave as rapidly as you possibly can that will truly really make a difference,Inch Rudetsky stated inside a statement. “Our community of artists has banded together once we always do in order to show we are able to finish this cycle of violence and intolerance. Love WILL prevail!”


This is a teaser from a beautiful day built on intention…asking for more love in the name of #BroadwayforOrlando with just about every huge heart on Broadway and Beyond. @sethrudetsky and co have done wondrous things and I am honored to be among the voices lifted in love. I’m saving the sound so you hear the finished product. #yawelcome #love

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“Exactly what the World Needs Now’s Love” is going to be provided for digital download on 20 June on Broadway Records’ website as well as on iTunes a relevant video for that song is going to be released later on.

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