Broadway Stars Performed “Go the Distance” from “Hercules” on Zoom

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Broadway theaters will be dark until at least Jun. 7th. There are plenty of ways to get your theater fix while we are social distancing. A group of performers from Disney’s Broadway shows teamed up for a Zoom performance of “Go the Distance” from Hercules. 

The performers performed the Alan Menken ballad each from their own home. The performance was in honor of food bank workers, volunteers and struggling families on ABC’s “Day of Hope.” It was aired on Good Morning America on Thurs., Apr. 9th.

The star-studded cast included Jelani Alladin (who played the lead in last summer’s stage run of Hercules), James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Ryan McCartan (Frozen), Adrienne Walker (The Lion King), Ciara Renée (Frozen), Heather Headley (The Lion King), McKenzie Kurtz (Frozen), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), and L. Steven Taylor (The Lion King).

Also, the benefit concert, Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway will be available to stream on Apr. 17th. Ryan McCarten will host the stream, which will raise money for the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund created by Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS. The fund helps entertainment professionals impacted by coronavirus.

The stream will be available on Broadway Cares  and on Broadway Cares’ YouTube and Facebook channels at 7 p.m. ET.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: Good Morning America via YouTube

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