Monday, August 1, 2016
I heard that tickets for this Broadway benefit concert sold out in less than 15 minutes' It was possible to check in on). be for the tickets were officially be sold and these people, in a virtual line had the first picks. Broadway performers came to the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts to raise money for the Pulse victim families and survivors. It was a Star studded cabaret. The local dance company Varietease gave a mesmerizing dance performance full of playful whimsy. My favorite song was "I will Survive" performed as if sung be Eartha Kitt complete with purrs. Most performances featured uplifting themes of hope.
The idea for the benefit [a when a perform heard the horrible new from Orlando. Rather than eat comfort food, he decided to go for a bike ride to clear his head. He played "What the World Needs Now" on a continuous loop as he biked through the city. He knew by the end of the ride, that he needed to record Broadway performers singing 1 song for Orlando. He mentioned the idea to a friend and it snowballed from there be coming a reality. The grand finale had the entire cast singing "What the World needs now is Love Sweet Love". A viral You Tube video had been recorded as an homage to Orlando's loss, so this was a much awaited performance. Actors raised their hands a bore their heads creating a heart shape with their fingertips.