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Broadway's biggest shows fight AIDS with new holiday album

Cast of "Cats" sing holiday tune to help fight AIDS.
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Carols for a Cure

The annual music compilation of holiday tunes called “Broadway’s Carols for a Cure” brings celebrities from the Broadway stage into your home with an all-new selection of yuletide classics that help combat AIDS and other serious illnesses. 

“Broadway’s Carols for a Cure” producer Lynn Pinto says that Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is a dedicated organization which does a lot more than help people with serious health issues such as AIDS, including women's health. 

“In addition, they provide financial support in the form of grants to AIDS and family service organizations throughout the country,” says Pinto in a statement to San Diego Gay and Lesbian News. 

Broadway cast members have the freedom to select the songs they wish to perform for the album.

Unlike their nightly live performances, they are given a professional studio in which to sing.  

This setting allows the artists and musicians who are used to performing live and projecting across the theater, an isolated venue that adds an up-close and personal touch to the songs. 

This year Pinto will be celebrating 18 years of bringing Broadway performers into the studio for this unique celebration of the holidays and list the of 2016 participants is truly astounding.

The cast of “Hamilton” sings “I Can See the Light,” and “The Lion King’s” Mduduzi M. Madela wrote original melodies and added the show’s signature chants to the song “What Wondrous Love.”

International superstar Leona Lewis also lends her voice to the cast of “Cats” for a special number.

The casts from "Chicago," Matilda," "On Your Feet," and "Waitress" also celebrate the season on the album. 

You can visit iTunes to download “Broadway’s Carols for a Cure” or click HERE to purchase past albums.