Fans of Disney’s Frozen and musical theater were treated to special all star performance of Burt Bacharach's hit song, ‘"What the World Needs Now,” during the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Anna and Elsa voice actors Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel respectively, reunited last week, alongside an all star ensemble, for a special live performance as a tribute to the victims of the horrible Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre.
In case you missed the touching tribute to the victims of the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting at this year’s DNC, you can watch the performance right here.
Frozen’s Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell where joined by an all-star line up including, Audra McDonald, Darren Criss,Brian Stokes Mitchell, Lena Hall, B.D. Wong, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Tyne Daly, Tom Wopat, Debra Messing, Seth Rudetsky and many, many more.
“The Broadway community was so terribly shaken and devastated by the horrific tragedy in Orlando. Everyone wanted to do something as quickly as possible that would truly make a difference. On Monday, my husband James woke me up at 7:30 a.m. and suggested we rally our friends and colleagues to do a 'We Are the World'-type recording and raise money for the victims and their families. We started making calls, and suddenly we had tons of theater actors along with an orchestra and the services of a fully-staffed recording studio, all willing to donating their time and talent. Our community of artists has banded together as we always do to show we can end this cycle of violence and intolerance. Love WILL prevail!”
"What the World Needs Now,” was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1965, and was originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon.