From Good Morning America, nine current and former Disney on Broadway cast members virtually perform Alan Menken’s “Go the Distance” to honor food bank workers, volunteers and struggling families on ABC’s “Day of Hope.”
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 400,000 people and killed at least 13,000 in the United States so far.
Another serious consequence of the outbreak: food insecurity.
With sky-rocketing unemployment and millions of children unable to receive free or reduced-price school lunches, more people are now facing hunger because of this crisis, according to Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S.
Due to this crisis, ABC is launching Day of Hope, in partnership with Feeding America, to highlight food banks and food pantry personnel working on the front lines, and to share food resources with all Americans who need it.
Feeding America officials report they are seeing a massive increase in demand. Approximately 37 million people are food insecure, including 11 million children and 5.5 million seniors.
Yesterday, I posted a Facebook video from Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley singing “One Moment In Time” with her son.
It put me on a YouTube tear through several videos featuring the uber-talented actress and singer. So, today I figured I would feature another performance by Headley. This one from the annual Royal Variety Performance in 2012 during her year starring in the musical The Bodyguard in London.
Not only gorgeous, but she makes the song a bit her own. Not necessarily a copy of Whitney’s version.
The divine Tony and Grammy Award-winner Heather Headley shared this #TBT yesterday from her year in London in 2013 starring in the stage musical adaptation of the Whitney Houston hit film “The Bodyguard.”
(Headley received stellar reviews while the show, unfortunately, did not.)
One day, Headley’s son came to visit rehearsals, and someone shot this video while Headley rehearsed “One Moment In Time.” The juxtaposition of the inspiring lyrics and soaring melody, initially written for the Olympics, as Headley holds her son’s hand having a truly beautiful “moment in time” is truly touching.
Watch and listen below. Make sure you hit the button for full screen to really enjoy.