STAGE TUBE: Broadway Inspirational Voices Gets in the HAIRSPRAY Spirit with 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
Tony and Grammy Award-nominated Michael McElroy and Broadway Inspirational Voices release the fifth video in their "Broadway Our Way" series, featuring "You Can't Stop the Beat" from the musical HAIRSPRAY. In tribute to NBC's live version airing on December 7th, BIV offers its voice to this joyful anthem - check it out below!
"You Can't Stop the Beat" features music by Marc Shaiman (multi-award winner, including Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Awards, as well as five Oscar nominations) and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Tony and Grammy Award winner).
Introduced by original Broadway cast members Shayna Steele (who will be featured on the NBC live version and is a long-time BIV member), Clarke Thorell (BIV member), Shoshana Bean (former BIV member), and Rashad Naylor, this ultra groovy arrangement is performed by BIV members Romelda Benjamin, Danielle Chambers, Chris Dilley, Angela Grovey, Zonya Love Johnson, Anastacia McCleskey, John Eric Parker, Candice Helfand-Rogers, Eliseo Roman, Sophia Stephens, Anne Fraser Thomas, Gayle Turner, and Dashaun Young.
Orchestration is provided by Isaac Harlan, who also accompanies on piano. Jerry Devore is on bass, and Spencer Cohen lends his talents on percussion.