Ann Harada, John Tartaglia, Orfeh and More Record "It Gets Better"
17 Oct 2010
A host of Broadway performers have recorded a new song entitled "It Gets Better" as a response to the recent suicides by gay teens who ended their lives due to bullying and harassment.
Featuring music and lyrics by Jay Kuo and Blair Shepard, the song will benefit The Trevor Project, which runs a national suicide prevention hotline for LGBT youth.
"It Gets Better" will be released as an mp3 on iTunes on Oct. 19.
Featured on the recording are Danny Calvert, Jacob Clemente, Matt Doyle, Ann Harada, Carly Jibson, Jose Llana, Orfeh, Christina Sajous, John Tartaglia, Marty Thomas, Stephanie Umoh and The Cagelles from La Cage aux Folles.
A video of the song is currently available by visiting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeKI8biAglU.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!