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06/21/2016 05:14 am ET Updated Jun 21, 2016

Broadway Superstars Sing Stirring Tribute To Orlando Shooting Victims

"What the world needs now, is love sweet love."

Broadway's biggest names came together to sing an emotional tribute to the victims of the Orlando shootings.

A veritable who's who of stage stars united to cover "What The World Needs Now Is Love," in honor of the 49 people shot dead at the Pulse nightclub on June 12.

Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Bell, Matthew Broderick, Gloria Estefan, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rosie O'Donnell and Sarah Jessica Parker were among the 60-plus artists to take part.

"All of us in the Broadway community are deeply saddened by the senseless tragedy that occurred in Orlando in the early morning hours of June 12," the stars say, in turn, at the start of the music video posted online Monday.

The track is available to purchase for $1.99 from Broadway Records and iTunes.

All proceeds go to The Center, an LGBT advocacy organization, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Broadway Records President Van Dean joined forces with SiriusXM Radio host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley to organize the "Broadway for Orlando" project, according to the label's press statement. They recorded the song at New York City’s Avatar Studios on June 15.

Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote "What the World Needs Now Is Love" in 1965. It was initially a hit for Jackie DeShannon, but more than 100 artists have recorded it -- including Barry Manilow and Judy Garland.

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