Within the aftermath of the tragic occasions that happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty on February 14, the Broadway neighborhood has united with lots of the inspiring scholar survivors at From Broadway With Love: A Profit Live performance for Parkland, USA, held Monday evening on the BB&T Middle in Dawn, Florida. Proceeds from the occasion shall be donated to the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund and Shine MSD, which advantages arts advocacy in the neighborhood. The night included particular musical performances and appearances from quite a lot of boldface names from Broadway and TV, accompanied by the South Florida Symphony.
The night started with a rendition of “Hallelujah” carried out by Mamma Mia!’s Carrie Manolakos and MSD college students. A number of songs that adopted had been written by the scholars themselves in collaboration with New York theatrical composers together with Joe Iconis, Bobby Cronin, Zoe Sarnak, Drew Gasparini, and extra, with extra tunes written solely by the scholars. There was additionally a efficiency by Jaime Guttenberg’s dance troupe in honor of her reminiscence and a collection of speeches from her friends.
Many had been perplexed within the lead-up to the occasion when Rachel Bloom, the actress who was additionally amongst those that carried out Monday, visited an MSD drama class for a shock FaceTime with Amy Schumer and Oprah, who each shared their heartfelt assist. “I’m so proud of you, and I just want to say keep going,” Schumer instructed the scholars, who might barely comprise their pleasure. She added: “We’re learning so much from you.” It was a becoming sentiment for a really particular night that celebrated the following era main the combat towards gun violence and social change.
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