Video: Rosie O’Donnell & Broadway stars sing-protest the White House

Rosie O’Donnell and 55 Broadway singers descended on the White House last week to perform at Day 22 of our ongoing Kremlin Annex protests.

I had initially lost the video in a hard-drive crashed, but just recovered it this weekend, so here it is. It’s a lot of fun. They start with “America the Beautiful,” then sing songs from The Wiz, Sound of Music, Les Mis, and H.A.I.R.

First, Rosie and the Broadway stars arrive, and Rosie greets the crowd at the White House:

Next, they start with a chorus of “America the Beautiful.”

Then, “A Brand New Day” from The Wiz:

Followed by “Climb Every Mountain” from the Sound of Music:

Then we had a surprise guest in the audience — LGBT hero Jim Obergefell, whose lawsuit legalized gay marriage in the US:

Next up: “Do you hear the people sing?” from Les Mis√©rables:

And finally, they closed with a rousing chorus of “Let the sunshine in” from H.A.I.R.:


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