Dozens of Broadway stars have united to
record a version of What the World Needs Now is Love to
benefit the families of the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando.
The shooting in the gay nightclub Pulse
left 49 people dead and dozens injured. The massacre took place just
hours before Broadway celebrated its biggest night of the year: the
Tony Awards. The ceremony was dedicated to the Orlando victims.
Stars who contributed to the recording
include 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, Kimiko Glenn,
Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Nina
Hennessey, James Monroe Iglehart, Julie James, Carole King, Judy
Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, 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, Christine Pedi, 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, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, B.D.
Wong and Tony Yazbeck.
A live performance of the single was
aired Tuesday on Maya and Marty.
All proceeds from the sale of the song,
available on iTunes and BroadwayRecords.com,
will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
Etheridge, Eli Lieb, Brandon Skeie dedicate new music to Orlando