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Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, & More Broadway Stars Sing 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' at DNC 2016 (Video)

Tons of familiar Broadway faces took the stage for a performance at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night (July 27) in Philadelphia, Penn.

The star-studded line-up included Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Darren Criss, Debra Messing, Kristen Bell, Tyne Daly, and Rosie Perez as they took turns singing parts of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by Jackie DeShannon.

“Just finished singing w/my beautiful friend @idinamenzel – and a slew of others from the broadway community-at the #dnc ! We sang ‘what the world needs now’ and – SPOILER ALERT- its LOVE!!! This arena is on fire w/kindness and I’m honored to be here. I love my country. #lovetrumpshate,” Kristen later wrote on Instagram.

Watch the performance below!


Broadway Stars Sing at DNC 2016

Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz Joins 'Waitress' on Broadway!

Jenna Ushkowitz is set to make her return to Broadway in the new musical Waitress!

The 30-year-old actress, best known for her work on the Fox series Glee, will be taking over for Orange Is the New Black‘s Kimiko Glenn during her leave of absence.

Jenna‘s first performance is July 29 and it’s not yet known when her last show will be.

This is the third Broadway show for Jenna. She has previously been seen on stage in The King and I at age nine and in the original production of Spring Awakening.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Returning to Broadway in 'Burn This'

Jake Gyllenhaal will be back on Broadway in a revival of Lanford Wilson‘s play Burn This, the New York Times reports.

The 35-year-old actor will play the role of Pale, a role that has been played by both Edward Norton and John Malkovich at separate times in New York City.

The show is set to begin previews next year in February and open officially on March 6.

Last year, Jake starred opposite Ruth Wilson in the play Constellations on Broadway.

No other casting for Burn This has been announced.

Leona Lewis Makes Her Broadway Debut in First 'Cats' Preview

Leona Lewis poses with her co-star Tyler Hanes at a photo call before the first preview of Cats on Thursday (July 14) at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.

The 31-year-old singer is making her Broadway debut in the musical as Grizabella, the cat who sings the classic song “Memory.”

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Leona Lewis

“So happy to be part of this special show #broadwaydebut #catsbroadway,” Leona tweeted along with the below photo of herself standing in the theater before the show.

10+ pictures inside of Leona Lewis and the cast… More Here! »

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Jennifer Lopez Takes Family to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Last Show

Jennifer Lopez walks the red carpet with her boyfriend Casper Smart at the after party following Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s final show in Hamilton on Saturday (July 9) in New York City.

The 46-year-old entertainer brought her eight-year-old twins Max and Emme to see the very special performance of the Broadway show.

While tickets are impossible to get for the musical, Jennifer definitely has a hook-up as she just worked with Lin on the Orlando charity song “Love Make the World Go Round,” which was released earlier this weekend.

Jen and Lin are set to perform the song on The Today Show on Monday morning!

FYI: JLo is wearing Tamara Mellon shoes.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Cuts Hair Off After Final 'Hamilton' Show

Lin-Manuel Miranda shows off his new hairdo while attending the after party following his final performance in Broadway’s Hamilton on Saturday night (July 9) at the R Lounge at the Renaissance Hotel in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor and writer performed the role for the last time (for now) alongside original cast members Phillipa Soo and Leslie Odom Jr. Before the show began, the three stars took to social media to say a farewell to the smash hit musical.

After the show, Lin chopped off his long hair, which he has been sporting for well over a year now.

During the show’s curtain call, the music for The West Wing, which Lin says inspired the musical, was played. Watch below!

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'Hamilton' Broadway Replacements Announced!

Producers of the hit show Hamilton have announced the new cast that will take over for the departing leads after they leave the Tony winning musical in a few days.

Two time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will take over the role of Aaron Burr from Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr.

Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Hamilton, is also leaving on July 9. Her role will be taken over by Lexi Lawson. Lexi will be making her Broadway debut after appearing in the In the Heights tour!

It was previously announced that Javier Munoz would take over for Lin-Manuel Miranda. Michael Luwoye will take over for Javier as the alternate for Alexander Hamilton.

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