WUCF Announces Special ‘ORLANDO UNITED’ Programming
This Thursday, WUCF TV will air the Taking Your Pulse town hall, recorded in March in partnership with WMFE FM. The town hall, recorded at Orlando Regional Medical Center includes shooting survivors, doctors, first responders and city leaders.
The Taking Your Pulse town hall airs Thursday, June 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WUCF TV.
On Thursday, June 15, WUCF will air From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando. Last year, Broadway stars gathered in Orlando to help Central Florida heal and raise funds after the Pulse nightclub shooting. Now, this legendary evening will be broadcast to all of Central Florida on Thursday, June 15 at 8:00 p.m.
The show, performed and recorded at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in July 2016, includes some of the biggest names on Broadway, including Chita Rivera, Darren Criss, Jessie Mueller and Joshua Henry. The concert also included some of Orlando’s own, including the Orlando Philharmonic, the Orlando Gay Chorus and the Orlando Voices United Choir.
WUCF will also feature stories throughout the week of June 12 about artists who are remembering the victims through moving projects, murals and more.
“We’re proud and honored to feature some of the amazing work highlighting the Central Florida community coming together in the wake of this awful tragedy,” said Dr. Phil Hoffman, WUCF Executive Director. “It’s touching and inspiring to see people continue to work to honor the lives affected.”
The Orlando benefit concert is co-produced by Imagine Orlando, LLC (comprised of Tony Award winner Kenny Howard of Florida Theatrical Assoc., Joyce Arbucias of The Imagination House, Andrea Canny of PerformerStuff.com, Chris Yakubchik of Forster Boughman and Lefkowitz), Seth Rudetsky, James Wesley, Michael J. Moritz, Jr. and Broadway Records (Van Dean, president; Tony Award winning/Grammy winning producer/co-conceiver of the first From Broadway with Love - A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook and producer Sarabeth Grossman).