On June 26, 2017, Broadway Sings for Pride premiered its 7th anniversary benefit concert "Unstoppable" in New York City, at Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. This milestone event was filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests, and more. Proceeds of the event were donated to Tyler Clementi Foundation and Orlando's Contigo Fund. Broadway Sings for Pride is a multiple award-winning, non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists, and celebrities, to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and support these young people.
As a trio, Russell Fischer (Broadway's "Jersey Boys"), Adam B. Shapiro (HBO's "The Normal Heart"), and Matthew McGloin (Off-Broadway's "Bastard Jones") performed a medley of the songs "Holding Out for a Hero", "Hot Stuff", and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" during the event, where Shefik served as Videographer.
"Holding Out for a Hero" is a song recorded by Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler for the soundtrack to the 1984 film "Footloose". "Holding Out for a Hero" was a Top 40 hit in several European countries, as well as Canada and the United States. Its 1985 re-release in the United Kingdom reached number two (remaining there for three weeks) and topped the singles chart in Ireland.
"Hot Stuff" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her 7th studio album "Bad Girls" (1979), produced by English producer Pete Bellotte and Italian producer Giorgio Moroder. Up to that point, Summer had mainly been associated with disco songs, but this song also showed a significant rock direction, including a guitar solo by ex-Doobie Brother and Steely Dan guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. It is the second of four songs by Summer to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" is a song recorded by American singer Whitney Houston for her 2nd studio album, "Whitney" (1987). The song became a worldwide success, topping the charts in 18 countries, including Australia, Italy, Germany, and United Kingdom. In the United States, it became Houston's 4th consecutive chart topper and is certified 6-times platinum, with sales of over 6 million copies.
- Videographer: Shefik
Last Updated: May 8, 2023