St: Miranda Almond
I wish I could’ve been there. In support of Hillary Clinton, some of Broadway and Hollywood’s brightest came together for “Strong Together,” a fundraiser performance that featured Neil Patrick Harris, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Angela Basset, among others. And while Hillary herself couldn’t make it, Bill arrived and brought down the house. Was Hillary crushed that she couldn’t make it? “Harvey and Jordan said I didn’t make the cut,” she informed the audience via video, joking.
Ayodele Casel’s tap dancing was said to be one of the night’s highlights. However, those in attendance got the chance to see Harris perform “The Origin of Love”, a Hedwig favorite accompanied by ballet dancers. Sara Jessica Parker sang “Tomorrow” with Andrea McArdle. Helen Mirren, Julia Roberts, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jon Hamm also performed. Now this is my kind of rally.
It’s been estimated that “Stronger Together” raised nearly $2.5 million.
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