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Broadway Against Bullying To Support No Bully’s Anti-Bullying Efforts

One of the best parts about the holiday season is when everyone comes together to help those less fortunate and those in need. Whether it be through a fundraising gala or a simple donation box, the holiday season is filled with opportunities to aid several causes and philanthropies.

Broadway Against Bullying 2012 Photo Credit: www.broadwayworld.com

Broadway Against Bullying 2012
(Photo Credit: www.broadwayworld.com)

On December 2, some of Broadway’s biggest stars are joining forces to create a night of fabulous song and dance in order to raise awareness and provide creative solutions to bullying, harassment and violence in schools. Their one-night-only holiday cabaret will benefit No Bully, a San Francisco based nonprofit organization that was founded in 2003 by a group of educators, psychologists and lawyers who, because of their own personal backgrounds with bullying when they were young, made it their goal to prevent the act among the youth of today. Since its inception, the organization has grown to establish projects all around the nation, promoting acceptance, equality and inventive solutions to handle and prevent bullying in schools.

The Cabaret, titled Broadway Against Bullying, will feature renowned Broadway artists such as Colin Cunliffe from The Addams Family, Josh Franklin from Jersey Boys, Alysha Umphress from American Idiot, Jay Armstrong Johnson of Catch Me If You CanPatrick McCollum from Wicked, and many more celebrated Broadway personalities. And if the array of talented artists isn’t enough to convince you of the shows to-be magnificence, then allow the expertise of musical director Carl Pantle of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus to speak for you.

In conjunction with the show there will be an online silent auction with incomparable prizes such as tickets to the 2013 Tony Awards and Gala, tickets to the 2013 Emmy Awards and after-party, an opportunity to visit the sets of FX television show American Horror Story, and dinner for 10 at NOBU 57 in New York or NOBU LA.

Broadway Against Bullying is supporting an increasingly important cause. 77% of students in America today have reported being bullied physically, verbally or mentally, and the numbers are showing greater signs of being correlated to violence among youth. Even if it’s just for one night, the Cabaret is seeking to empower an important change. As No Bully Executive Director Nicholas Carlisle said, “Bullying causes students enormous damage, both in lives lost and lives forever changed. I’m thrilled that Broadway is joining No Bully in bringing it to an end.” They are definitely a group worth supporting.

Photo Credit: www.eventbrite.com8484412105

(Photo Credit: www.eventbrite.com8484412105)

WHEN: Monday December 2, 2013 from
7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE:
Club Fugazi
678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard (Green Street)
San Francisco, CA, 94133

TICKETS:
$75 for general admission seats.
$150 for premium tickets (limited availability). They include reserved seats and tickets to a post-performance reception with the cast at Rose Pistola. To purchase tickets please call the Beach Blanket Babylon Box Office at 415-421-4222 or click here.

 

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