On Saturday, May 19, 2012 Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BwayPride.org) in conjunction with the TADA! Youth Theater joined over twenty-five Broadway, Off Broadway, and National Tour performers to remind everyone "it gets better." The song, which included TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble, was done to promote equality and stop bullying. "It Gets Better" was written in 2010 by composers, Jay Kuo & Blair Shepard after a string of LGBT suicides across the country. This song will be featured in Broadway Sings for Pride's Second Annual Gay Pride Concert on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Manhattan. For tickets and information, click here.
Hear the groups' rendition of "It Gets Better" in the video below!
Performers featured: Dani Atkinson (America's Got Talent), Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings), Ward Billeisen (Anything Goes), Guto Bittencourt (Les Miserables, Original Brazilian Cast), Dustin Brayley (Rent National Tour), J.R. Bruno (West Side Story), LaDonna Burns (Rent National Tour), Sam J. Cahn (Wicked), Laura D'Andre (Hair National Tour), Janine DiVita (Grease Revival), Lauren Elder (Hair), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Rebecca Larkin (South Pacific), Aaron J. Libby (APAC's The Human Comedy), Rebecca McBee (Junie B. Jones National Tour), Jenna Miller (Friends in Theater Company's Little Shop of Horrors), Jen Noble (Ghost The Musical), Christine Nolan (Hair), Meredith Patterson (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Arbender Robinson (The Book of Mormon), Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding), Ricky Schroeder (Naked Boys Singing), Matt Steffens (Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown), Amanda Taraska (Henry and Mudge National Tour), Anne Fraser Thomas (Vox Lumiere: Hunchback of Notre Dame National Tour), Amy Lynn Zanetto (Radio City Christmas Spectacular) and TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble.
Broadway vocal coach Michael Lavine served as musical director and the video was co-produced by NealB.tv (www.NeaB.tv) and Jim Lahti.
ABOUT BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE: Broadway Sings for Pride is a non-for-profit organization established in 2011. It unites the best of Broadway celebrities and the New York community, to share their stories and songs about LGBT pride. Each event benefits a worthy LGBT cause. For more information, visit www.bwaypride.org or visit the organization on Facebook at: Broadway Sings For Pride.
ABOUT TADA! YOUTH THEATER: Since 1984, TADA! Youth Theater has been providing young people of all different backgrounds the opportunity to explore and perform musical theater together in an educational, supportive and professional environment. In 2009 with a Special Drama Desk Award for "providing an invaluable contribution to the future of the theater." TADA! is the only youth theater to have won this prestigious award. Visit www.TadaTheater.com for more.