Watch Six Cast Members and More Attempt a Guinness World Record on 1-Year Anniversary of Broadway Shutdown

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Watch Six Cast Members and More Attempt a Guinness World Record on 1-Year Anniversary of Broadway Shutdown

There’s still time to join the effort to create the largest online video album of people singing the same song.

Check out Adrianna Hicks, Abby Mueller, and Anna Uzele from Six and more in a new video for the #BwayWorldRecord Challenge, which seeks at least 5,000 participants to claim the title of largest online video album of people singing the same song. The video was released on the anniversary of Broadway shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As previously announced, the track being used is “From Now On” from The Greatest Showman with permission from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and the Disney Corporation. The Guinness World Record attempt also serves as a benefit for The Actors Fund.

The new deadline to submit is March 31. To upload a video, click here.

“It has been one year since the dreamers of Broadway have hit the pavement and auditioned with sweat, blood, and tears to achieve something they have spent most of their lives dreaming to come true,” said Ry Armstrong of Ryco Theatricals. “We don’t often think of the arts as it is ancillary to the needs to stopping this pandemic, but stories are essential, and words do matter.”

READ: How to Continue Helping Arts Workers During an Unprecedented Era of Theatre

Armstrong confirmed that a new version of this music video with all the new video submissions and Broadway artists will be released after the record is achieved.

15 Broadway Stars Share How They Have Been Coping During a Year Without Theatre

15 Broadway Stars Share How They Have Been Coping During a Year Without Theatre

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“When I received [this prompt], I stopped everything I was doing to take this photo. It’s me at my pandemic realest. I have gotten to know my computer on a deeply intimate level this year. It has given literal windows into other lives and led me to some of the most important artistic collaborations of my life. For that, I am grateful.” Jay Armstrong Johnson


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“With everything that came with 2020, finding the headspace to really slow down and take one day at a time has truly been an anchor for my heart and soul. I’m so grateful for my friends, family, and even my occasional hot cup of tea, that has reminded me of what I’ve had all along—how love can turn even the darkest day into the brightest one.” Adrianna Hicks


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“My days have been filled with more costumes and imaginative play than if I were performing 8 shows a week. My audiences of stuffed ‘lovelies’ or baby dolls bare witness to everything from low-key tea parties with Elsa and Elaine Stritch to musicals about singing burritos or unicorns barfing rainbows in order to save the planet. And like any successful Broadway show… we are in desperate search of a great book writer… Lynn Nottage? Rick Elice?? Anyone? Anyone??” Stephanie J. Block


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“My husband and I made a bold choice to create family memory lemonade out of Covid lemons and embarked on an epic adventure with our daughters via our camping trailer and AirBnBs. We were privileged to have this choice available to us. We already had our camper, my husband remains employed and able to work remotely, and we lined up great renters for our home. I have a small roster of private vocal coaching students in addition to overseeing my girls’ schooling, which has now included so much extra American history and geography. I’m truly grateful that we’ve been able to make the most out of this time, spending so much of it in nature’s beautiful scenery. I also can’t wait to be back in my favorite habitat: the stage… an altogether different scenic wonder!” Jenn Gambatese


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“I am able to spend more time with my uncle. He survived COVID last year. [On this day], we celebrated his 82nd birthday.” Myra Lucretia Taylor


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“I’ve spent the past year searching for light. Any chance that I could, I’ve tried to stand in the sun, hoping it would fill me with the strength I needed to carry on and believe that my dreams are still achievable. I cling desperately to hope.” Jelani Alladin


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“A couple of years ago, I took up figure skating as a way to clear my head and focus my energies on a different skill. When we shut down, so did the ice rinks. So I (literally) had to pivot, get outdoor figure skates, and learn to be at peace with my gravelly parking lot. Adapt. I’m back at the ice rinks now, but still go out to the uneven, leafy lot once in a while to remind myself that beautiful things can still be created in rocky territory.” Lesli Margherita


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“I don’t know what I would have done without this basement during the shutdown. It’s been my savior: mentally, physically, and emotionally. My body was so used to being put through a marathon 6 days a week that when the world stopped, my first thought was joy and fear at the same time. Joy: simply because I was going to finally have time with my family at home and let these bones rest. Fear: because I didn’t know what was going to happen to my body and mind without that physical schedule. Down here is my happy place. I get to play and dance with my son, do my ‘AK workouts’; run, give myself a barre, lift on the tonal, and jump rope. It’s not 8 shows a week at Moulin Rouge! The Musical, but it has kept me healthy on all levels.” Robyn Hurder


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“i spent a long time feeling terrible about how unproductive I was being. Then, I spent time trying to forgive myself for all that judgment. Now, I’m just grateful for creativity, whenever it comes and in whatever form. I turn to songwriting whenever I can in an effort to heal and find hope. I’m so grateful for music right now.” Gavin Creel


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“From Zoom meetings to self-tape auditions, this pandemic has largely seen me in front of my blue screen. I’ve always held a piece of Harry Potter with me though—my laptop sits on top of all the books!” Nadia Brown


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