STAGE TUBE: Benjamin Rauhala Celebrates Marriage Equality with Jeremy Jordan's Rendition of 'Over The Rainbow/Home'
Music director and arranger Benjamin Rauhala took to Facebook today to express his pride in the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage. To celebrate, he posted a video of Broadway vet Jeremy Jordan performing Rauhala's mashup arrangement of "Over The Rainbow" from THE WIZARD OF OZ and "Home" from THE WIZ at 54 Below last fall. Check it out below!
"'There's no place like home.' I could not be prouder to be an American tonight, and could not be thrilled to celebrate PRIDE this weekend in this beautiful city. I am filled with hope and gratitude for the generations to come who will be raised in a world that recognizes that the love shared between any two people is a beautiful and deserving to be celebrated," Rauhala wrote. "So, to celebrate, I dug into my archives and uploaded this old gem from Jeremy's first show. This was our encore for the last year of shows. I think Judy would be smiling particularly broadly today for all of the 'friends of Dorothy.'
"LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Happy Pride, New York City! And happy equality to my brothers and sisters across the country," Rauhala added. "How beautiful to watch America end up on the right side of history!"