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VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'VIDEO: New Remixes of #BroadwayForOrlando's 'What The World Needs Now Is Love'
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

Proceeds from the love anthem will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit ConcertPhoto Coverage: Ben Platt, Benj Pasek & More Stand Up for Freedom at NYCLU Benefit Concert
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 19, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, just presented its annual benefit concert. 'Broadway Stands Up for Freedom', which featured performances by some of Broadway's finest (more...)

VIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando ChallengeVIDEO: Theatre Community Shows Its Love, Taking On Stagedoor Manor's #BroadwayForOrlando Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

For each share or challenge, Stagedoor will donate $10 to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, up to $5,000, because love is love is love. (more...)

VIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing ChallengeVIDEO: Stagedoor Manor Launches #BroadwayForOrlando Singing Challenge
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2016

The Catskills theatre camp has released their own version of the #BroadwayForOrlando love anthem to raise funds for the GLBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Ben Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit LineupBen Platt, Whitney Bashor & More Join NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. "Broadway Stands Up for Freedom" will boast performances by some of Broadway's finest on Monday, July 18, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Tickets are now on sale at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/nyclu2016.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Where I Was Meant To Be: Chatting with Matt FarcherBWW Interview: Where I Was Meant To Be: Chatting with Matt Farcher
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 28, 2016

On a stage, of course! You only have to watch the twenty-five year-old actor inhabit a character, take possession of a story, and let loose with his emotive voice to understand his assertion. Matt Farcher is currently poised to make his debut at Maine State Music Theatre on June 29 as Che in Andrew Lloyd-Webber-Tim Rice's epic musical Evita, but in the short time since he has performed professionally, he already boasts a resume replete with challenging and diverse leading roles and a career that has taken him off-Broadway and to leading regional theatres across America. (more...)

VIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando ProjectVIDEO: Seth Rudetsky & James Wesley Explain How They Pulled Off Broadway for Orlando Project
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

On last night's CBS News, producer James Wesley, and his husband, Broadway's Seth Rudetsky, spoke to Dr. Jon LaPook about how they put together the Broadway for Orlando project to benefit Orlando's LGBT community. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Kline & More Guest on MAYA & MARTYPhoto Flash: Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Kline & More Guest on MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Cecily Strong and Kevin Kline were among the guest stars on last night's episode of MAYA & MARTY on NBC. (more...)

Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunesBroadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunes
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

According to the official iTunes charts, the Broadway Records recording of 'What the World Needs Now is Love', which benefits the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre, is currently the No. 2 most down-loaded song. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando 'What the World Needs Now' on MAYA & MARTYVIDEO: Broadway for Orlando 'What the World Needs Now' on MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

All-star members of the Broadway community came together as Broadway for Orlando to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' on television for the first time on last night's MAYA AND MARTY on NBC (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTYSTAGE TUBE: Watch Preview of Broadway's Best Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' on MAYA & MARTY
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. Check out a preview of their performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTYPhoto Flash: Broadway All-Stars Prep for Tonight's Performance on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists will appear on tonight's telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. NBC has just released a first look at the group together - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY PerformanceVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTYBroadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Jennifer Simard, Jayne Houdyshell & More Will Perform at NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit ConcertErich Bergen, Jennifer Simard, Jayne Houdyshell & More Will Perform at NYCLU's Annual BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, announced today a star-studded lineup of performers for its annual benefit concert. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway for Orlando Records 'What the World Needs Now'; Available NowVIDEO: Broadway for Orlando Records 'What the World Needs Now'; Available Now
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando features an all-star roster of theater artists. Below, watch their recording of the new benefit single "What the World Needs Now is Love.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Recording Session!Photo Flash: Inside the Broadway for Orlando Benefit Single Recording Session!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley launched the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando with an all-star roster of theater artists recording the benefit single 'What the World Needs Now is Love,' at Avatar Studios. Created to honor the victims and those wounded in the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub and aid the surrounding community, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the LGBT Center of Central Florida. Check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Cerveris Offers Look Inside the 'Broadway for Orlando' Benefit Single Recording SessionSTAGE TUBE: Michael Cerveris Offers Look Inside the 'Broadway for Orlando' Benefit Single Recording Session
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2016

An all-star roster of theater artists gathered today to record the new benefit single 'What the World Needs Now is Love' for victims of the Orlando Shooting. Broadway Records President Van Dean, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced the single and the charitable initiative 'Broadway for Orlando' earlier today. This evening, Michael Cerveris uploaded a behind the scenes peek inside the recording studio on Facebook - check it out below! (more...)

Dozens of Broadway Stars To Record 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' for Broadway For OrlandoDozens of Broadway Stars To Record 'What The World Needs Now Is Love' for Broadway For Orlando
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2016

Broadway Records, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announce a fundraising single to benefit LGBT Center of Central Florida. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Realign at the Annual Tonys After Party with DKC/O&MPhoto Coverage: The Stars Realign at the Annual Tonys After Party with DKC/O&M
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 13, 2016

THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, aired live from the Beacon Theatre, last night, June 12 on the CBS Television Network. After the ceremony is when the real fun started though, as many of the evening's celebrity guests headed to DKC/O&M's annual post-show party at the Baccarat Hotel. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

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