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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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'Hamilton' Tony Awards Performance Gets Obama Intro! (Video)

Lin-Manuel Miranda is front and center during Hamilton’s highly anticipated performance at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The 36-year-old actor has won two awards already for his work on the smash hit show – Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score. He was also nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, but lost to his co-star Leslie Odom Jr.

Lin was joined on stage by co-stars like Leslie, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Daveed Diggs, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and more.

The performance was introduced by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, who have both seen the musical and have invited the cast to the White House in the past. Watch below!

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The Color Purple's Cynthia Erivo Gets Standing O for 'I'm Here' Performance at Tony Awards 2016! (Video)

Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks look lovely while walking the red carpet at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The two ladies are Tony-nominated for their work in The Color Purple and they were joined by co-star Heather Headley for a performance during the show.

Oprah Winfrey, the producer of the musical revival, introduced the performance.

Cynthia, who is the frontrunner to win Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Celie, sounded amazing while singing the show’s eleven o’clock number “I’m Here.” She got the first standing ovation of the night!

FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress and Fred Leighton jewelry. Danielle is wearing a Derek Lam dress, an Emm Kuo purse, Jerome C. Rousseau shoes, and jewelry by Oscar Heyman, Gabriel&Co, and Debeers. Heather is wearing Fred Leighton jewelry. Oprah is wearing Sylva & Cie jewelry and a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

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James Corden & 'Hamilton' Cast Open Tony Awards 2016 (Video)

James Corden wears a Les Miserables costume while performing the opening number at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

The show started with a Hamilton parody featuring cast members Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, and more singing about James as the host.

James then did a monologue and segued into a number in which he sang about his childhood and how he dreamed of being in Broadway musicals. It ended with him riffing along to some show tunes and was hilarious.

All 20 of the musical acting nominees also stepped out on stage for the opening!

20+ pictures inside of James Corden and the stars of the opening number… More Here! »

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Hamilton's Phillipa Soo's Last Performance Will Be July 9

Phillipa Soo, the leading lady of the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, will reportedly be leaving the production on July 9.

The 26-year-old actress, who is nominated for a Tony Award in the Best Actress in a Musical category, will leave the same night as her on-stage husband Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Phillipa, who is engaged to stage star Steven Pasquale, is reportedly intending on pursuing a film and television career after leaving the Broadway show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Movie audiences will hear Phillipa‘s voice in the upcoming Disney animated movie Moana, for which Lin-Manuel wrote the music.

Cynthia Erivo & Jane Krakowski Win Big at Drama Desk Awards 2016!

Cynthia Erivo and Jane Krakowski win big at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards held at Anita’s Way on Sunday (June 5) in New York City.

Cynthia, who stars in The Color Purple revival, won for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, while Jane, who stars in She Loves Me, won for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Also winning big that evening were Fiddler on the Roof‘s Danny Burstein and WaitressChristopher Fitzgerald for their roles in their respective musicals.

Other musical theater actors in attendance included She Loves Me cast members Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, and Nicholas Barasch, Waitress composer and lyricist Sara Bareilles and star of the show Jessie Mueller, Bright Star‘s Carmen Cusack and AJ Shivley, The Color Purple‘s Danielle Brooks, and Broadway stars Khris Davis, Montego Glover and Laura Osnes.

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