Some of New York’s biggest entertainers performed on Monday night (May 11) for Rise Up New York!, a virtual telethon to benefit the state’s citizen heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mariah Carey started f the show with an inspiring mashup of her 2002 song, “Through the Rain,” and 1991’s “Make It Happen.”
“New York, I know we’re strong enough to get through this,” she encouraged her hometown before delving into the performance.
Appearances include Governor Andrew Cuomo, Angie Mar, Barbra Streisand, Ben Platt, Bette Midler, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chris Rock, Christopher Jackson, Cynthia Erivo, David Chang, Idina Menzel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Fallon, Julianne Moore, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robert De Niro, Spike Lee, Sutton Foster, Trevor Noah, New York Giants Super Bowl champions Eli Manning, Michael Strahan, Justin Tuck and Phil Simms, along with real-life accounts of the work being done on the frontlines. Musical performances include Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Mariah Carey and Sting among others yet to be announced.
“New York City is at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis has created a whole new set of challenges for the millions of New Yorkers who already struggled to make ends meet,” Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore, said in a statement. “This is a moment where we must all come together and rise up together as a community in support of our neighbors and in support of one another.”
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