“Broadway for Orlando” Playbill’s Exclusive Music Video Debuts

News   “Broadway for Orlando” Playbill’s Exclusive Music Video Debuts Carole King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Audra McDonald and more sing “Broadway for Orlando” to benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.
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On the morning of June 12, while most of Broadway was getting ready to celebrate the biggest night of the year, the 2016 Tony Awards, word came through that a mass shooting had taken place at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. It would be the worst mass shooting in U.S. history—one that occurred at a gay bar.

The Tony Awards immediately sprung into action dedicating that evening’s ceremony to the victims, their families and the entire Orlando community. Several of the evening’s winners mentioned the event during their acceptance speeches.

Three days later, members of the community gathered once again—this time at Avatar Studios in Manhattan and in recording studios in Miami and Los Angeles. Over 60 stars raised their voices for “Broadway for Orlando,” a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What the World Needs Now is Love.” Click here to purchase the song for $1.99—100% of the proceeds from the digital download of “Broadway for Orlando” will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida.

Sara Bareilles, Carole King, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Sarah Jessica Parker and dozens more sing on the track and are featured in the accompanying music video produced and recorded by Playbill and our video producer Mark Ezovski.

Lyrics and singers follow:

SARA BAREILLES: What the world needs now is love, sweet love

CAROLE KING: It's the only thing that there's just too little of

BERNADETTE PETERS: What the world needs now is love, sweet love

AUDRA McDONALD: No not just for some, but for everyone

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL: Lord we don't need another mountain

WAYNE BRADY: There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb

SEAN HAYES/ANDREA MARTIN: There are oceans and rivers

MATTHEW BRODERICK: Enough to cross

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA: Enough to last

MARISSA JARET WINOKUR/ROSIE O’DONNELL: Enough to Last

SEAN HAYES/ANDREA MARTIN/MATTHEW BRODERICK/LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA plus JANET METZ:

'Till the end of time

KRISTEN BELL (with chorus): What the world needs now is love, sweet love

SARAH JESSICA PARKER: It's the only thing that there's just too little of

GLORIA ESTEFAN (with chorus): What the world needs now is love, sweet love

IDINA MENZEL: No not just for some, but for everyone

WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Lord we don't need another meadow

BILLY PORTER: There are cornfields and wheat fields, enough to grow

JOSE LLANA/ANDREA BURNS: There are sunbeams and moon beams, enough to shine

LEN CARIOU/TOMMY TUNE: Oh listen, Lord

CHITA RIVERA: If you want to know

JOEL GREY: If you wanna know

LILLIAS WHITE: Whoa!

CHORUS: Whoa!

RENÉE ELISE GOLDSBERRY (with chorus): What the world needs now is love, sweet love

ALICE RIPLEY: It's the only thing that there's just too little of

KIMIKO GLENN: What the world needs now is love, sweet love

BD WONG: No not just for some

JESSIE MUELLER: But for everyone.

KELLI O’HARA: What the world needs now is love, sweet love

ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY/LIZ CALLAWAY: What the world needs now is love, sweet love

ROSIE PEREZ: What the world needs now is love, sweet love

CHORUS: What the world needs now is love, sweet love (repeats)

ORFEH What the world needs...

KEALA SETTLE : We need love!

CARMEN CUSACK: What the world needs now

LILLIAS WHITE: What we need now!

KEALA SETTLE: What we need is love

ORFEH: What the world, what the world, what the world needs now

KEALA SETTLE: Let me hear some love

LILLIAS WHITE: Sweet love!

CARMEN CUSACK: Love

ORFEH: What the world, what the world, needs now

CARMEN CUSACK: Love, love, love, love.

Chorus: 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, Seth Rudetsky, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, James Wesley, Juli Wesley, Lillias White, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, BD Wong and Tony Yazbeck.

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