From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando, which was recorded and filmed live July 25 at the Disney Theatre at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, is now available on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray by visiting Broadway Records.
Performers included Darren Criss (Glee), Chita Rivera (two-time Tony Award winner), Norbert Leo Butz (two-time Tony Award winner), Kelli O’Hara (Tony Award winner), Jessie Mueller (Tony Award winner, currently in Waitress), Wilson Cruz (Rent), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Tony Award winner), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Andrea McArdle (original Annie), Lilla Crawford (Annie), Priscilla Lopez (Tony Award winner), Lillias White (Tony Award winner), Liz Callaway (Miss Saigon), Josh Henry (Shuffle Along), Keala Settle (Waitress), Anika Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Justin Matthew Sargent (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia!), LaRue Howard, Michelle Lindahl, Justin Lore, Ménage, VarieTease, and the Orlando Voices United Choir, as well as SiriusXM Broadway hosts Seth Rudetsky and Christine Pedi. Michael J. Moritz, Jr. (Tony Award nominee) served as music director. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied the performers.
The recording includes “Sugar Daddy” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, performed by Darren Criss; “Sun Is Gonna Shine” from Broadway's Bright Star, performed by Carmen Cusack; Carole King’s “Beautiful,” performed by Jessie Mueller; “The Wizard and I” from Wicked, performed by Carrie Manolokas; “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha, performed by Brian Stokes Mitchell; “All That Jazz” from Chicago, performed by Chita Rivera; “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” performed by Lillias White; “Slide Some Oil to Me” from The Wiz, performed by Joshua Henry; and “They Don't Let You in the Opera If You're a Country Star,” performed by Kelli O’Hara, among others.
The Orlando benefit concert, to aid the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre, was co-produced by Imagine Orlando, LLC, Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, Michael J. Moritz, Jr., and Broadway Records. Net proceeds were donated equally between the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, and Zebra Coalition.
From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Orlando was created by Seth Rudetsky, Kenny Howard, and James Wesley; directed by Kenny Howard; and written by Michael Wanzie with musical direction by Michael J. Moritz, Jr.
View photos from the fundraiser below: