Jennifer Holliday Releases Single to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS | Playbill

News Jennifer Holliday Releases Single to Benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS The Tony winner sings Lysistrata Jones' “Hold On.”
Jennifer Holliday
Jennifer Holliday, who was most recently on Broadway in the award-winning revival of The Color Purple, has released a single to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The Tony-winning Dreamgirls star, who was recently thrust into the national spotlight by her acceptance and subsequent refusal to sing at an inaugural event for President Donald Trump, can be heard on a single of “Hold On,” which she previously recorded for the Lysistrata Jones cast recording. The song from the 2011 Broadway musical was penned by Lewis Flynn.

The Broadway Records single, according to press notes, follows Holliday's “struggle with the decision [whether to perform for President Trump, which] articulated her desire to be a patriotic voice of hope in these troubling times while not condoning the normalization of Trump’s views and behavior. We all know the outcome and applaud her bravery.”

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C.

Click here to download the recording of “Hold On.”

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