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Broadway Stars Come Together For 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' On 'Maya & Marty' - Watch Here!

The stars of Broadway have come together to perform a live rendition of “What The World Needs Now Is Love” on Maya and Marty on Tuesday evening (June 21) following its official release in the wake of the tragic shooting that cost 49 people their lives and countless others injury at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub.

A majority of the original contributors – Roger Bart, Charles Busch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Kevin Chamberlin, Josh Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Carole Demas, Fran Drescher, Cynthia Erivo, Brian G Gallagher, Victor Garber, Frankie Grande, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty, Christopher Scott Icenogle, Bill Irwin, Julie James, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Liz Larsen, Norm Lewis, Jose Llana, Lorna Luft, Beth Malone, Andrea Martin, Janet Metz, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Debra Monk, Jessie Mueller, Lacretta Nicole, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, BD Wong, Tony Yazbeck – reunited for the special live tribute performance.

100% of the proceeds from the digital download of “Broadway for Orlando” will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida – Watch the performance below!

Broadway for Orlando – Maya & Marty

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Hamilton's Phillipa Soo Gets Support from Schuyler Sisters at Elly Awards

Phillipa Soo is sandwiched in between her Hamilton co-stars Jasmine Cephas Jones and Renee Elise Goldsberry while attending the 2016 Elly Awards on Monday (June 20) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The ladies play the Schuyler sisters in Broadway’s smash hit musical, which is sold out through next summer.

Phillipa, who was joined at the event by her fiance Steven Pasquale, was honored at the event for being an outstanding woman leader.

After leaving Hamilton on July 9, Phillipa will start work on the upcoming musical version of the movie Amelie. It arrives on Broadway next year, but will have a production in Los Angeles in December.

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Broadway Stars Record 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' For Orlando - Watch Now!

The stars of Broadway have come together to record a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David‘s “What The World Needs Now Is Love” in the wake of the tragic shooting that cost 49 people their lives and countless others injury at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub.

The biggest names in theater – Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Gloria Estefan, Sutton Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Heather Headley, Megan Hilty, Bill Irwin, Carole King, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Zachary Levi, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Lillias White, Marissa Jaret Winokur, BD Wong, and more – raised their voices for the special tribute titled “Broadway for Orlando.”

100% of the proceeds from the digital download of “Broadway for Orlando” will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida – Watch the video below!


Broadway For Orlando

Hamilton's Phillipa Soo Will Star in Broadway's 'Amelie' Musical

Phillipa Soo, one of the breakout stars of the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, has a new project coming to the Great White Way in 2017.

The 26-year-old Tony-nominated actress will play the title role in Amelie, A New Musical, based on the French romantic comedy that was nominated for five Academy Awards in 2001, according to the NY Daily News.

Phillipa currently plays the lead female role of Eliza Schuyler in Hamilton and she will play her final performance on July 9, the same night as creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Amelie will play a run in Los Angeles this winter before going to Broadway.

Phillipa‘s fiance, actor Steven Pasquale, tweeted about his excitement for the show.

'Wicked' Movie Finally Gets Official Release Date!

It’s official – the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Wicked has been given a release date!

Universal Pictures will launch the highly anticipated movie on December 20, 2019. It is set to be directed by Stephen Daldry and the musical’s original producer Marc Platt will bring it to the big screen.

Winnie Holzman, who wrote the script for the musical, and the show’s composer Stephen Schwartz will work together on the screenplay, according to THR.

While we still have to wait three and a half years, we’re so excited that the news is finally official!

Broadway Stars to Record Song for LGBT Community

Broadway is coming together for a great cause.

According to People, some of the biggest names in theater – Sara Bareilles, Roger Bart, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick, Michael Cerveris, Gloria Estefan, Sutton Foster, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Heather Headley, Megan Hilty, Bill Irwin, Carole King, Jane Krakowski, Nathan Lane, Zachary Levi, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Rosie O’Donnell, Kelli O’Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Chita Rivera, Lillias White, Marissa Jaret Winokur, BD Wong, and more – are set to record a cover of Jackie DeShannon‘s 1965 song “What the World Needs Now is Love” in support of the LGBT community.

This of course comes in the wake of the tragic Orlando shooting that cost 49 people their lives and countless others injury.

The track will be available for download on Monday, June 20, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the LGBT Center of Central Florida.

Black Actors Win All Four Musical Acting Tony Awards in 2016

Daveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Renee Elise Goldsberry pose with their trophies in the press room at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The four actors helped make history as this is the first year that black actors won all four of the musical acting awards!

Cynthia won her award for her work in The Color Purple while Daveed, Leslie, and Renee all star in the musical Hamilton. In addition, Hamilton won the award for Best Musical while The Color Purple won Best Revival of a Musical.

Here’s a fun fact: Renee actually starred in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple ten years ago!

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress. Renee is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress.

20+ pictures inside of the musical acting winners in the press room… More Here! »

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