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    Dozens of Broadway Stars Recorded A Powerful Song For Orlando

    Broadway's best delivered a powerhouse tribute of "What The World Needs Now Is Love" to benefit the LGBTQ community in Orlando.

    Members of the Broadway community recently got together to record a stunningly beautiful rendition of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "What The World Needs Now Is Love" to benefit the Orlando LGBTQ community.

    Many of the stars who participated in the recording also appeared on NBC's Maya and Marty on Tuesday, June 21 to perform the song.

    The recording starts off with iconic singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles and Carole King.


    Broadway LEGENDS Bernadette Peters and Audra McDonald take it from here, and we're only a few seconds deep into this magical musical explosion of love.


    So. Much. Freaking. Talent.

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    From L to R: Andrea Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sean Hayes, and Matthew Broderick

    Co-organizer Seth Rudetsky shared this adorable pic from the recording session:

    From L to R: James Wesley (co-organizer), Rosie O'Donnell, Seth Rudetsky, and Marissa Jaret Winokur

    Michael Cerveris shared this behind-the-scenes video:

    The song is available for purchase at and 100% of the profits go to the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida.

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    Click here to see the live performance on NBC's Maya and Marty.