Big names from Broadway and television brought their star power to the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Monday, April 16, for a cause very much still in South Florida headlines.
“From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Parkland, USA” raised money for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
Performers included Matthew Morrison (Broadway’s “Hairspray,” TV’s “Glee”), Rachel Bloom (TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) and Laura Bell Bundy (Broadway’s “Legally Blonde,” TV’s “Anger Management”).
Also onstage were former and current South Floridians, including Etai Benson (“The Band’s Visit,” “An American in Paris”), who grew up in Coral Springs, and Parkland’s own Deborah Cox (“The Bodyguard,” “Aida).
The show included the performance of five songs created by Parkland students who had been paired with Broadway composers. The students also performed “You’ll Be Found” from the musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Season of Love” from the show “Rent.”