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Broadway for Orlando single reaches No. 1 on iTunes

Nathan Lane is one of the Broadway stars

Nathan Lane is one of the Broadway stars who sings in the recording of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" that was released to benefit the victims of the Orlando, Fla., shooting. Above, Lane attends a premiere in Manhattan on February 2014. Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan / Sylvain Gaboury

The Broadway for Orlando recording of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” reached No. 1 on the iTunes song chart within 48 hours of its release Monday.

Dozens of Broadway stars — including Nathan Lane, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Rosie Perez — performed the Hal David-Burt Bacharach classic to raise funds for the LGBT support organization The Center in Orlando, Florida, following a gunman’s recent mass killings at a gay club in that city.

As of Wednesday, the song has been downloaded over 33,000 times and has raised more than $45,000, with 100 percent of its sales benefiting the organization.

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