BWW TV: Broadway Unites for Encore Performance of 'New York, New York' in Honor of 9/11
Today, September 9, The Broadway League presented a special 9/11 Tribute in Duffy Square, for which the Broadway community united for an encore rendition "New York, New York" in honor of the iconic performance that took place one decade ago when Broadway performers helped inspire New Yorkers to return to normalcy with a landmark outdoor sing-a-long to the same tune. Click below to watch!
This time, Broadway came together in support of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, engendered by 9/11 Day's "I Will" campaign (911day.org) which seeks to encourage millions of people to perform good deeds, support charitable causes, and volunteer in tribute to the 9/11 victims and survivors, and all those that rose in service in response to the attacks.
In addition to cast members from Broadway shows, Broadway performers who led the show included: Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kara DioGuardi, Reeve Carney, Tony Sheldon, Brad Oscar & more. The song follow NYPD Officer Daniel Rodriguez's operatic "God Bless America" performance.
Produced by The Broadway League in support of the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance with additional support provided by Theatre Development Fund (TDF) and with generous support from Music Performance Fund (MPF).
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