Broadway marks 9/11 anniversary with iconic song

September 9, 2011 - 5:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey, Kara DioGuardi, Bebe Neuwirth, Ben Vereen and Brian Stokes Mitchell — along with sailors, nuns, drag queens, ballerinas and a Spider-Man — helped mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks with a full-throated reprise of the song "New York, New York."

The stars and members of musicals like "The Book of Mormon," ''Anything Goes" and "Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical" gathered in Times Square on Friday to belt out the John Kander and Fred Ebb song made famous by Frank Sinatra.

NYPD Officer Daniel Rodriguez also sang an operatic "God Bless America."

The event was put on to support the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance's I Will Campaign, which asks people to observe the anniversary by performing good deeds, supporting charitable causes, volunteering and engaging in acts of compassion.

The mini-concert was a replay of what the Broadway community sang 10 years ago to promote theater in New York City following 9/11.

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