Anti-Trump activist Rosie O’Donnell is planning to lead a group of Broadway actors to protest against President Trump outside the White House Monday that will have them performing songs from “Les Miserables” and other musicals.
The group will sing “The People’s Song” from “Les Miserables,” Burt Bacharach’s “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” ”A Brand New Day” from “The Wiz” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music” from Lafayette Park.
Broadway cast members from “Wicked,” ”Beautiful,” ”Hamilton,” ”Phantom of the Opera,” ”The King and I,” “Les Miserables,” “Cinderella,” “Xanadu,” ”The Producers,” “Head Over Heels” and more have committed to going.
The trip is being organized by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the host and producer of Sirius XM’s “On Broadway.” It will be livestreamed by MoveOn Facebook page.
Come to DC and join us! Monday Aug 6th! Bring the lyrics to "Do You Hear The People Sing" and join in! https://t.co/qMqa191RcW
— Seth Rudetsky (@SethRudetsky) August 3, 2018
Cast members from recent Broadway shows such as Wicked, Hamilton, Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, and Les Miserables have reportedly agreed to join O’Donnell in the protest on Monday.
O’Donnell also tweeted about the event calling the White House “the Kremlin annex.”
— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 1, 2018
The former actress and TV host recently stirred controversy by skirting campaign finance laws by donating over the legal limit to several Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign.
In May the New York Post reported that O’Donnell repeatedly broke Federal Election Commission rules prohibiting individuals from donating over $2,700 to any single candidate during an election. It also appeared likely that she knew she was skirting the law because she provided different New York addresses and multiple variations of her name with the donations, the paper said.