The Broadway Community Unites For LGBTQ Causes In A Star-Studded Tribute Honoring Orlando Shooting Victims

"Love must prevail."

Three days after the Pulse nightclub tragedy, the brightest stars of Broadway came together for one powerful performance.


The theater has been a historically safe space for many LGBTQ individuals, but the grand scale of this performance shows an unprecedented and united outpouring of love from the Broadway community.

On June 15, dozens of Broadway artists recorded a cover of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's classic 1965 song "What the World Needs Now Is Love." 

From renowned veterans Bernadette Peters and Idina Menzel to this year's creative sensations Sarah Bareilles and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the track showcases a seemingly endless wealth of talent. 

Stars of both stage and screen — including Menzel's Frozen co-star Kristen Bell, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, and Sarah Jessica Parker — also sang in support. 

Broadway for Orlando is selling the song for $1.99 on its website and iTunes, with all proceeds benefitting the LGBT Center of Central Florida

Before the studio recording, many performers repeated a simple, yet powerful, phrase:

The second their many voices merged as one — it did.

Watch the full video below:


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