Our Broadway BFFs are teaming up to create a bene recording of the hit ’65 tune, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” in honor of the tragedy in Orlando this past week. The song will be available for download starting June 20th! It’s going to be amazing and the proceeds go to a great cause!
BROADWAY FOR ORLANDO
“WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE”
Broadway Records President Van Dean, SiriusXM Radio Host Seth Rudetsky and Producer James Wesley today announced 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,” produced in conjunction with Playbill 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.
The digital download of the iconic 1965 song will be priced at $1.99 and is available for purchase on the label’s website at BroadwayRecords.com beginning Monday, June 20, 2016, and iTunes shortly thereafter. Playbill will film and produce a music video accompaniment of the recording.
Participating artists scheduled to record include in New York (and remotely in Los Angeles and Miami) include:
“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 by Cameron Moncur and vocal arrangements by Seth Rudetsky. Steve Marzullo conducts the 25-piece orchestra. Single artwork by Robbie Rozelle.
Recorded by Engineer Todd Whitelock,
Assisted by Avatar Engineers Timothy Marchiafava, Thom Beemer and Luke Klingensmith.
Mixed by Michael Croiter. Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper, Turtle Tone Studios.
Additional funding and donation of goods and services for the Broadway in Orlando initiative made in part by Avatar Studios, Broadway Records, Playbill, Local 802 AFM, Ed Wedberg, Mark Sendroff of Sendroff & Baruch, LLP, Janet Billig Rich, Carroll Music, Charles Gordon, Joey Monda, Karen Evanouskas, Mary J. Davis, Kathie Lee Gifford, Daniel Rafinejad, Gary and Jaime Rubenstein, TuneCore and Jeremy Daniel Photography, in partnership with The Center, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, serving NYC’s LGBT community. Hospitality and craft services by Blake Ross, Planet Hollywood, Buca di Beppo, Whole Foods NYC, Kikka Sushi, Hill Country and Schmackary’s Cookies.
*The musicians appear courtesy of Local 802/AFM.
Information courtesy of Broadway Records.