Some of Broadway’s youngest performers took part in an Earth Day-themed music video, including Tony nominee Syndey Lucas and Beetlejuice star Presley Ryan. Check out "We Belong to the Earth" above.
The song is an eco-friendly take on We Belong,” made famous by Pat Benatar, and composed by David Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro. Vanessa Brown and Lucas (Fun Home) provided new lyrics for the updated version.
Lucas conceived the video and, with the help of Broadway Green Alliance, recruited Ryan, Brock Lucas, Oscar Williams, Cole Williams, Rowan Williams, Stone Williams, Arlo Williams, Poppy Williams, Zell Steele Morrow, Madilyn Morrow, Alexander Bello, Mehret Marsh, Anthony Rosenthal, Jeremy Villas, Nicky Torchia, Jake Katzman, Sway Bhatia, Samuel Li Weintraub, Gregory Ye, Benjamin Ye, Bella Ye, Jace Chen, Jaxon Chen, George Holly Smithyman, and more. The video will also air as part of Earth Day Live April 24 at 8 PM, an event led by the Youth Strike Coalition.
In addition, Broadway Green Alliance will celebrate Earth Day with climate lobbyist Michael Johnson-Chase leading an April 23 virtual session titled “Into the Unknown: Understanding Carbon Pricing and Dividends and How You Can Help” April 23 from 1–2 PM. The class, part of the series #GreenQuarantine, offers a look at how to influence climate policy from home, even while social distancing.