Gloria Gaynor will perform her now very appropriate 1978 hit “I Will Survive” on New Year’s Eve at the Crossroads of the World during the Times Square Alliance’s “Heroes of 2020” event to honor essential workers and their families.
The 77-year-old two-time Grammy winner will sing out the old year that was rocked by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. She also will perform “Joy Comes in the Morning,” from her 2020 Grammy-winning gospel album “Testimony.”
The event will be hosted by “Mean Girls” actor Jonathan Bennett, who most recently appeared in the 2020 Hallmark holiday movie “The Christmas House.”
The celebration will reflect a “resounding resolve and a determined spirit, at a time when the world collectively awaits a renewed beginning,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the alliance.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the event will not include a public audience. It will instead be on TV and streamed on multiple sites.