Broadway records song to benefit Orlando mass shooting victims

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The biggest stars on Broadway have teamed up to record a heartfelt cover of the 1965 hit "What the World Needs Now Is Love" to honor the victims of the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Pulse. 

The "Broadway for Orlando" initiative is selling the song on iTunes for $1.29, and the proceeds will go to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida. 



"All of us in the Broadway community are deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Orlando in the early morning hours of June 12," the stars say in a music video."We send our love and support, and thoughts and prayers, to everyone impacted by this act of violence and hate. This terrible cycle of violence and intolerance must end. We want to put out as much love into the world as we can because only love can conquer hate. Love must prevail."

The Orlando Sentinel reports the Broadway stars will perform the song Tuesday on the show "Maya & Marty."



The artists who participated 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.

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