Broadway stars release benefit single for Orlando victims

NEW YORK — For producer James Wesley and his husband, musician Seth Rudetsky, it was a no-brainer:

Re-cast Dionne Warwick’s hit song of the 60’s, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” as a rallying cry against the terror of the Orlando massacre.

“So now people will be able to listen to the song, feel connected feel a sense of hope, feel maybe a little tinge of optimism that they haven’t had in awhile,” Wesley explained.

“You got love on this side, you got fear on this side,” Dr. LaPook said.

“Well, love wins,” Rudetsky told him. “It always does. That’s the thing. It always does.”

The benefit single recording of “What the World Needs Now is Love,” made with help from Broadway Records, is available here and on iTunes.