Earlier today, the Broadway League presented a special 9/11 Tribute in Duffy Square. The Broadway community, including cast members of currently running Broadway shows united for an encore performance of the iconic song, "New York, New York." Ten years ago, Broadway performers helped inspire New Yorkers to return to normalcy with a landmark outdoor sing-a-long to "New York, New York." The song was composed by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb. This time, Broadway came together in support of 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, engendered by 9/11 Day's "I Will" campaign (911day.org) which seeks to encourage millions of people to perform good deeds, support charitable causes, and volunteer in tribute to the 9/11 victims and survivors, and all those that rose in service in response to the attacks. In addition to cast members from Broadway shows, the other performers who led the show included: Joel Grey, Bebe Neuwirth, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kara DioGuardi, Reeve Carney, Tony Sheldon, Brad Oscar, Nick Adams & more. The song followed NYPD Officer Daniel Rodriguez's rendition of "God Bless America." Broadway theater productions play an essential part in tourism, one of New York City's most vital industries.
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