Broadway stars and artists are recording a cover song to benefit the victims of the Orlando shooting.
"Hamilton" star Lin-Manuel Miranda, theater veterans Idina Menzel and Nathan Lane, singer Carole King and dozens of others will release a rendition of “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” PlayBill reported.
Proceeds from the song — which was composed by Burt Bacharach and originally recorded by Jackie DeShannon, with lyrics by Hal David — will go to the LGBT Center of Central Florida, the report said.
“The Broadway community was so terribly shaken and devastated by the horrific tragedy in Orlando,” musical director Seth Rudetsky said in a statement. “Everyone wanted to do something as quickly as possible that would truly make a difference.”
The song can be downloaded at BroadwayRecords.com starting on June 20, and will be available on iTunes soon after, Playbill reported.
Playbill, which has a full list of the artists involved in the recording, will release a music video for the song “at a later date.”