The entertainment world doesn’t want anyone to forget the tragic shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day and left 17 people dead, including students as young as 14. On Tuesday, Broadway Records announced a charity concert called From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Parkland, USA to take place April 16th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, ten miles south of Parkland. The proceeds will benefit the Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund and Shine MSD, an organization lead by the school’s drama students to provide healing for survivors and their community through the arts.
The concert will feature a handful of actors and Broadway stars including former Glee star Matthew Morrison, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend actress Rachel Bloom, Wayne Brady from Whose Line Is It Anyway, Pentatonix singer Kirstin Maldonado and former American Idol contestant Justin Guarini. Not only will these and many other stars perform—they’ll sing a few original songs written by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors.
After the shooting, artists like Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift showed support for their protest movement for greater gun control and March for Our Lives by inviting them on stage and posting messages of solidarity on social media.
The music world is ready to stand by these students as they push for change to keep attacks—like the one they experienced less than two months ago—from happening again.