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EXCLUSIVE: Fran Drescher, Carole King, Chita Rivera Record Broadway for Orlando Single

The stars of the Great White Way create a new version of a Burt Bacharach hit.

Jennifer Simard, Rosie Perez, Fran Drescher, Carole King, Anika Larsen, Liz Callaway, and Whoopi Goldberg take a selfie at the Broadway for Orlando benefit single recording of "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
(© Jeremy Daniel)

The toast of Broadway gathered earlier this week for a charitable recording of the single "What the World Needs Now Is Love" to benefit the victims of the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse nightclub. Produced by Broadway Records, Seth Rudetsky, and James Wesley, the single will be available as a digital download beginning June 20.

Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Lane at the Broadway for Orlando benefit single recording of "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
(© Jeremy Daniel)

"What the World Needs Now Is Love" (music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David) is executive-produced by Rudetsky, Wesley, and Dean, and produced by Michael J. Moritz Jr. and Michael Croiter. Music direction is by Rudetsky, Steve Marzullo, and Marc Shaiman, orchestrations are by Cameron Moncur, and vocal arrangements are by Rudetsky. Marzullo conducts the 25-piece orchestra.

Chita Rivera sings "What the World Needs Now Is Love."
(© Jeremy Daniel)

One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the LGBT Center of Central Florida.