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Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Kline to guest star on 'Maya & Marty'

Dozens of Broadway’s top musical artists are to appear on the broadcast to perform “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” the song they recorded to raise money for people impacted by the Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando.

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Karen Butler
Actor Ricky Gervais appears onstage during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20, 2015. File Photo by Ken Matsui/UPI.
Actor Ricky Gervais appears onstage during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 20, 2015. File Photo by Ken Matsui/UPI. | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Kline and Cecily Strong are to guest star on Tuesday's episode of Maya & Marty, NBC announced.

Executive produced by Lorne Michaels, the variety show stars Saturday Night Live veterans Maya Rudolph and Martin Short.

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Dozens of Broadway's top musical artists are also set to appear on that evening's broadcast. The stars are to perform "What the World Needs Now Is Love," an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song they recorded for "Broadway for Orlando," an initiative to help support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla., where 49 patrons of a gay nightclub were slaughtered by a suspected terrorist this month.

This will be the first time the song is to be sung outside the recording studio by the all-star Broadway lineup, which will include Roger Bart, Andrea Burns, Tituss Burgess, Charles Busch, Ann Hampton Callaway, Michael Cerveris, Kevin Chamberlin, Cynthia Erivo, Victor Garber, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Whoopi Goldberg, Joel Grey, Sean Hayes, Megan Hilty, Andrea Martin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessie Mueller and Kelli O'Hara.

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