Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunes

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. The recording of the iconic 1965 song is priced at $1.99 and is currently available for purchase on BroadwayRecords.com and for download at iTunes with all proceeds going to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunes
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Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley together organized the charitable initiative Broadway for Orlando and an all-star roster of theater artists to record the new benefit single.

"What the World Needs Now is Love" (music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David) 2016 benefit recording is executive produced by Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley and Van Dean, and produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Michael Croiter. Music direction by Seth Rudetsky, Steve Marzullo and Marc Shaiman, orchestrations byCameron Moncur and vocal arrangements by Seth Rudetsky. Steve Marzullo conducts the 25-piece orchestra. Single artwork by Robbie Rozelle.

Broadway for Orlando's 'What the World Needs Now' Soars to #2 on iTunesParticipating artists include: Sara Bareilles, Kristen Bell, Wayne Brady, Matthew Broderick
Andréa Burns, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Len Cariou, Paul Castree, Michael Cerveris, Joshua Colley, Lilla Crawford, Carmen Cusack, Darius de Haas, Fran Drescher, Gloria Estefan, Kimiko Glenn, Whoopi Goldberg, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Nina Hennessy, James Monroe Iglehart, Julie James, Carole King, Judy Kuhn, Nathan Lane, Anika Larsen, Zachary Levi, Jose Llana, Rebecca Luker, Andrea Martin, Audra McDonald, Idina Menzel, Janet Metz, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller, Donna Murphy, Rosie O'Donnell, Kelli O'Hara, Rory O'Malley, Orfeh, Sarah Jessica Parker, Christine Pedi, Rosie Perez, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Seth Rudetsky, Keala Settle, Kate Shindle, Jennifer Simard, Will Swenson, Rachel Tucker, Tommy Tune, Jonah Verdon, James Wesley, Juli Wesley, LiLlias White, Edith Windsor, Marissa Jaret Winokur, BD Wong and Tony Yazbeck.

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