Cast members of Chicago, the longest-running American musical on Broadway, have released a music video today to accompany their original song, “Holiday Melody,” which appears on the 2016 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album. All proceeds from the album benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
“Holiday Melody” was written by Brian O'Brien and features Angel Reda as lead vocalist. Fellow cast members Paul Alexander Nolan, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Lana Gordon, and Tonya Wathen are also featured, as is the orchestra of Chicago. The song was arranged and orchestrated by Richard Rockage, and produced by Lynn Pinto and Andros Rodriguez of Rock-it Science Records.
“The company of Chicago and Broadway Cares have been working together to make a difference for 20 years,” O'Brien said in a statement. “With this year's original Carols for a Cure song, Jason and I realized it was an opportunity to do ever more to raise awareness and donations for a cause that helps so many in our community and across the country.”
The video, which can be seen above, was directed, filmed, and edited by Chicago company member Jason Patrick Sands.
The song is available for purchase on iTunes and in Broadway Cares’ online store at broadwaycares.org/store.
Select cast members from Chicago, which last month celebrated its 20th anniversary on Broadway, are performing the song live at this year's Gypsy of the Year competition, which concludes December 6 at 2 PM the New Amsterdam Theatre.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
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